Watsonidia navatteae

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Watsonidia navatteae
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Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Superfamily: Noctuoidea
Family: Erebidae
Genus: Watsonidia
Species:
W. navatteae
Binomial name
Watsonidia navatteae
Toulgoët, 1986

Watsonidia navatteae is a moth in the family Erebidae. It was described by Hervé de Toulgoët in 1986 and is found in Bolivia. [1]

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.

Hervé de Toulgoët was a French entomologist. He specialised in moths of the families Arctiidae and Zygaenidae. He also studied the beetle genus Carabus. He was written about by Paul Thiaucourt and Jocelyne Navatte.

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References

  1. Beccaloni, G.; Scoble, M.; Kitching, I.; Simonsen, T.; Robinson, G.; Pitkin, B.; Hine, A.; Lyal, C., eds. (2003). "Watsonidia navatteae". The Global Lepidoptera Names Index . Natural History Museum . Retrieved May 15, 2018.