Watsonidia

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Watsonidia
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Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Superfamily: Noctuoidea
Family: Erebidae
Subtribe: Phaegopterina
Genus:Watsonidia
Toulgoët, 1981

Watsonidia is a genus of moths in the family Erebidae. The genus was erected by Hervé de Toulgoët in 1981. [1]

A genus is a taxonomic rank used in the biological classification of living and fossil organisms, as well as viruses, in biology. In the hierarchy of biological classification, genus comes above species and below family. In binomial nomenclature, the genus name forms the first part of the binomial species name for each species within the genus.

Moth Group of mostly-nocturnal insects in the order Lepidoptera

Moths are a polyphyletic group of insects that includes all members of the order Lepidoptera that are not butterflies, with moths making up the vast majority of the order. 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.

Erebidae family of insects

The Erebidae are a family of moths in the superfamily Noctuoidea. The family is among the largest families of moths by species count and contains a wide variety of well-known macromoth groups. The family includes the underwings (Catocala); litter moths (Herminiinae); tiger, lichen, and wasp moths (Arctiinae); tussock moths (Lymantriinae), including the arctic woolly bear moth ; piercing moths ; micronoctuoid moths (Micronoctuini); snout moths (Hypeninae); and zales, though many of these common names can also refer to moths outside the Erebidae. Some of the erebid moths are called owlets.

Species

Watsonidia navatteae is a moth in the family Erebidae. It was described by Hervé de Toulgoët in 1986 and is found in Bolivia.

Watsonidia pardea is a moth in the family Erebidae. It is found in Colombia.

Watsonidia porioni is a moth in the family Erebidae first described by Hervé de Toulgoët in 1981. It is found in Panama.

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References

  1. Savela, Markku. "Watsonidia Toulgoët, 1981". Lepidoptera and Some Other Life Forms. Retrieved January 3, 2018.