Thyatirinae from the type genus Thyatira
(Ochsenheimer), likely from the city of Thyatira
in modern Turkey, mentioned in the New Testament (Revelation 2:18-29) and known as one of the Seven Churches of the Apocalypse. Thyatira is identified as the church that had a "false prophetess" and that may be, at least in part, the rational of the common name, false-owlet. Owlet is the common name of moths in the family Noctuidae, of which Thyatirinae bear some resemblance.