Thyrididae

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Thyrididae
Arniocera auriguttata-01 (xndr).jpg
Arniocera auriguttata
Glanycus coendersi Kalis (Thyrididae Striglininae) 2.jpg
Glanycus coendersi, one of the aposematically coloured day-flying species of Thyrididae
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Suborder: Ditrysia
Superfamily: Thyridoidea
Family: Thyrididae
Herrich-Schäffer, 1846
Subfamilies

Charideinae
Siculodinae
Striglininae
Thyridinae

Diversity
Over 1,000 species

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. They are colourful and often day-flying moths.[1] There are four subfamilies. Their biology is little known. Thyridid specimens are rare in museum collections.

Genera[edit]

Charideinae[edit]

Siculodinae[edit]

Striglininae[edit]

Thyridinae[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Manley, Chris (2015). British Moths: A Photographic Guide to the Moths of Britain and Ireland (2 ed.). Bloomsbury Publishing. p. 172. ISBN 9781472925305. 
  • Firefly Encyclopedia of Insects and Spiders, edited by Christopher O'Toole, ISBN 1-55297-612-2, 2002

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