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Dysschema thetis

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Insecta
Family  Erebidae
Rank  Species
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Lepidoptera
Genus  Dysschema
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Similar  Dysschema, Dysschema mariamne, Dysschema leucophaea, Gnophaela vermiculata, Composia fidelissima

Dysschema thetis, the Northern Giant Flag Moth, is a moth of the Erebidae family. It is found from the south-western United States to north-western Mexico.

The wingspan is 85–95 mm.

The larvae feed on Asteraceae species.

Taxonomy

Dysschema thetis and Dysschema mariamne have historically been regarded as synonyms; however, the lectotype of thetis belongs to the same population historically known as D. howardi, therefore making these two synonyms, while mariamne is the correct name for the more southern species.

References

Dysschema thetis Wikipedia


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