Thymbritis

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Thymbritis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Suborder: Glossata
Infraorder: Heteroneura
(unranked): Ditrysia
Superfamily: Gelechioidea
Family: Lecithoceridae
Genus: Thymbritis
Meyrick, 1925
Species: T. molybdias
Binomial name
Thymbritis molybdias
(Meyrick, 1910)
Synonyms
  • Onebala molybdias Meyrick, 1910

Thymbritis is a genus of moth in the family Lecithoceridae. It contains the species Thymbritis molybdias, which is found in Sri Lanka.[1]

The wingspan is 13–15 mm. The forewings are brownish, sprinkled with dark fuscous and with a bright leaden-metallic spot lying along the upper part of the termen, preceded by a transverse series of five small white marks edged posteriorly with some black scales. There is a black dot in the apex. The hindwings are rather dark grey.[2]

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