Thysanoptyx tetragona is a moth in the subfamily Arctiinae. It was described by Francis Walker in 1854. It is found in Bangladesh and Sikkim in India.
Moths comprise a group of insects related to butterflies, belonging to the order Lepidoptera. Most lepidopterans are moths, and there are thought to be approximately 160,000 species of moth, many of which have yet to be described. Most species of moth are nocturnal, but there are also crepuscular and diurnal species.
The Arctiinae are a large and diverse subfamily of moths, with around 11,000 species found all over the world, including 6,000 neotropical species. This group includes the groups commonly known as tiger moths, which usually have bright colours, footmen, which are usually much drabber, lichen moths, and wasp moths. Many species have "hairy" caterpillars that are popularly known as woolly bears or woolly worms. The scientific name of this subfamily refers to this hairiness. Some species within the Arctiinae have the word “tussock” in their common name due to people misidentifying them as members of the Lymantriinae based on the characteristics of the larvae.
Francis Walker was an English entomologist. He was one of the most prolific authors in entomology, and stirred controversy during his later life as his publications resulted in a huge number of junior synonyms.
Hypena is a genus of moths in the family Erebidae. It was first described by Franz von Paula Schrank in 1802. These non-migratory moths overwinter as pupae and almost never come to bait as adults.
Omiodes is a moth genus in the family Crambidae. Several species are endemic to Hawaii.
Cisthene is a genus of lichen moths in the family Erebidae. The genus was erected by Francis Walker in 1854.
Cosmosoma is a genus of tiger moths in the subfamily Arctiinae. The genus was erected by Jacob Hübner in 1823.
Cyana is a genus of moths in the family Erebidae. Species are well distributed in Africa, Madagascar, China, India, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Sumatra, Java and Borneo. The genus was erected by Francis Walker in 1854.
The Aganainae are a small subfamily of moths in the family Erebidae. The adults and caterpillars of this subfamily are typically large and brightly colored, like the related tiger moths. Many of the caterpillars feed on poisonous host plants and acquire toxic cardenolides that make them unpleasant to predators. Like the closely related litter moths, the adults have long, upturned labial palps, and the caterpillars have fully or mostly developed prolegs on the abdomen. The Aganainae are distributed across the tropics and subtropics of the Old World.
Leucotmemis is a genus of moths in the subfamily Arctiinae.
Lymire is a genus of tiger moths in the family Erebidae. The genus was erected by Francis Walker in 1854.
Pseudosphex is a genus of tiger moths in the Erebidae family. These moths are mimics of a variety of Hymenoptera. The prefix "pseudo" means "false," and Sphex is a type genus of wasps.
Teulisna is a genus of moths in the family Erebidae. The genus was erected by Francis Walker in 1862. They are found in Sri Lanka, India, Myanmar, Borneo and Java.
Thysanoptyx is a genus of moth in the subfamily Arctiinae.
Virbia is a genus of tiger moths in the family Erebidae.
Samea is a genus of moths of the family Crambidae described by Achille Guenée in 1854.
Macdunnoughia is a genus of moths of the Noctuidae family.
Asota is a genus of moths in the family Erebidae first described by Jacob Hübner in 1819. Species are widely distributed throughout Africa, India, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, the Malayan region and tropical parts of the Australian region.
Antaeotricha is a genus of moth. It is the largest genus in the subfamily Stenomatinae, numbering over 400 species in the Western Hemisphere.
Macdunnoughia tetragona is a species of moth of the family Noctuidae. It is found in Asia, including India and Taiwan.
Odontiinae is a subfamily of moths of the family Crambidae. The subfamily was described by Achille Guenée in 1854.
The Syntomini are a tribe of moths in the family Erebidae.
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