Rahul Sharma

Polymixis ivanchiki

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Insecta
Family  Noctuidae
Rank  Species
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Lepidoptera
Genus  Polymixis
Polymixis ivanchiki

Polymixis ivanchiki is a moth of the Noctuidae family. It is found in the Near East (Israel, Lebanon and south-western Iran) and the southern parts of Turkey (the provinces of Hatay and Urfa).

The wingspan is 38–40 mm. The head, thorax and forewings are dark brownish grey mixed with black hair-like scales. The hindwings are shining white with some black scales on the veins. The discal spot is pale gray and the terminal line is black.

Etymology

The species named in honour of Ukrainian zoologists, Ivanchik Taisiya Semenivna (1937-2007) and Ivanchik Grigoriy Semenovich (1929–2011), teachers of Department of Zoology, Faculty of Biology, Yuriy Fedkovych Chernivtsi National University.

References

Polymixis ivanchiki Wikipedia


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