Tonica mixogama

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Tonica mixogama
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Depressariidae
Genus: Tonica
Species:T. mixogama
Binomial name
Tonica mixogama
Meyrick, 1928

Tonica mixogama is a moth in the Depressariidae family. It was described by Meyrick in 1928. [1] It is found on New Britain. [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 Britain island of the Bismarck Archipelago in Papua New Guinea

New Britain is the largest island in the Bismarck Archipelago of Papua New Guinea. It is separated from the island of New Guinea by the Dampier and Vitiaz Straits and from New Ireland by St. George's Channel. The main towns of New Britain are Rabaul/Kokopo and Kimbe. The island is roughly the size of Taiwan. While the island was part of German New Guinea, it was named Neupommern.

The wingspan is 32–40 mm. The forewings are pale ochreous irrorated lighter and darker brown, in males appearing ochreous and in females much browner. In females, there are scattered black scales in the disc, especially between the veins beyond the cell. There is a short black dash towards the costa at one-third in females which is brown in males. A scale-tuft is found near the base in the middle, one almost dorsal at one-fourth, three large representing the stigmata, with the plical obliquely beyond the first discal, and a smaller one between the discal. In females, a submarginal series of small spots of black irroration is found around the posterior third of the costa and termen, the costa above this suffusedly mixed dark fuscous, these are ferruginous in males. The hindwings are whitish-ochreous in males and light greyish in females. [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 mixogama". The Global Lepidoptera Names Index . Natural History Museum . Retrieved May 29, 2018.
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  3. Exot. Microlep. 3 (14-15): 474