Tonica cyanodoxa

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Tonica cyanodoxa
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Depressariidae
Genus: Tonica
Species:T. cyanodoxa
Binomial name
Tonica cyanodoxa
Meyrick, 1924

Tonica cyanodoxa is a moth in the Depressariidae family. It was described by Meyrick in 1924. [1] It is found in New Guinea. [2]

Moth Group of mostly-nocturnal insects in the order Lepidoptera

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.

Depressariidae family of insects

Depressariidae is a family of moths. It has formerly been treated as a subfamily of Gelechiidae, but is now recognised as a separate family, comprising about 2300 species worldwide.

New Guinea Island in the Pacific Ocean

New Guinea is a large island separated by a shallow sea from the rest of the Australian continent. It is the world's second-largest, after Greenland, covering a land area of 785,753 km2 (303,381 sq mi), and the largest wholly or partly within the Southern Hemisphere and Oceania.

The wingspan is 41–44 mm. The forewings are pale ochreous, with several large ochreous-whitish tufts partly representing the stigmata and a curved subterminal series of smaller tufts. There is an irregular triangular patch of dark indigo-blue on the basal fourth of the costa, including one or two spots of groundcolour. The costal edge is suffused ochreous-orange to the apex. The hindwings are blackish-grey, the costal fourth light ochreous. [3]

Wingspan distance from one wingtip to the other wingtip of an airplane or an animal (insect, bird, bat)

The wingspan of a bird or an airplane is the distance from one wingtip to the other wingtip. For example, the Boeing 777-200 has a wingspan of 60.93 metres, and a wandering albatross caught in 1965 had a wingspan of 3.63 metres, the official record for a living bird. The term wingspan, more technically extent, is also used for other winged animals such as pterosaurs, bats, insects, etc., and other fixed-wing aircraft such as ornithopters. In humans, the term wingspan also refers to the arm span, which is distance between the length from one end of an individual's arms to the other when raised parallel to the ground at shoulder height at a 90º angle. Former professional basketball player Manute Bol stands at 7 ft 7 in (2.31 m) and owns one of the largest wingspans at 8 ft 6 in (2.59 m).

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References

  1. Beccaloni, G.; Scoble, M.; Kitching, I.; Simonsen, T.; Robinson, G.; Pitkin, B.; Hine, A.; Lyal, C., eds. (2003). "Tonica cyanodoxa". The Global Lepidoptera Names Index . Natural History Museum . Retrieved May 29, 2018.
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  3. Exot. Microlep. 3 (4): 105