Thyrididae

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Thyrididae
Arniocera auriguttata
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Suborder: Ditrysia
Superfamily: Thyridoidea
Family: Thyrididae
Subfamilies

Thyridinae
Striglininae

Diversity
12 genera,
over 1,000 species
Glanycus coendersi, one of the aposematically coloured day-flying species of Thyrididae)

The Thyrididae comprise the family of picture-winged leaf moths. They are the only family in the superfamily Thyridoidea, which sometimes has been included in the Pyraloidea, but this is not supported by cladistic analysis.

Most species live in the tropics and subtropics. There are 4 subfamilies. Their biology is little known. Thyridid specimens are rare in museum collections.

References[edit]

  • Firefly Encyclopedia of Insects and Spiders, edited by Christopher O'Toole, ISBN 1-55297-612-2, 2002

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