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Genus Thyris

Spotted Thyris  - Thyris maculata Moth or Butterfly - Thyris sepulchralis u insect 640 - Thyris maculata Spotted Thyris Moth - Thyris maculata? - Thyris maculata Day flying moth?  - Thyris maculata Thyris maculata - Spotted Thyris ?? - Thyris maculata Thyris maculata 4/24 moth - Thyris sepulchralis
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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Thyridoidea (Window-winged Moths)
Family Thyrididae (Window-winged Moths)
Subfamily Thyridinae
Genus Thyris
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Thyris Laspeyres, 1803. Type species: Sphinx fenestrella Schiffermüller [= Thyris fenestrella (Scopoli)]
Pseudothyris Thiele, 1986. Taxonomic notes: The species, sepulchralis, originally placed in genus was placed in Pseudothyris by Thiele in 1986, and it is often treated as the sole species of that separate genus.
Explanation of Names
Genus and common name Thyris is Greek for "small door", or "window", the latter the origin of the family name (1) (Internet searches).
Two Nearctic species, T. maculata & T. sepulchralis. With additional species in Eurasia, including: Thyris fenestralis in Europe, and Thyris usitata in Asia.
12-15 mm wingspan.(2)
Print References
Borror, entries for thyr, thyris (1)
Covell, page 392 (3) (2)
Internet References
classification showing type species, author, and date of Pseudothyris (Butterflies and Moths of the World)
classification showing type species, author, and date of Thyris (Butterflies and Moths of the World)
Pseudothyris sepulchralis at Bold Systems
Thyris maculata at Bold Systems
Works Cited
1.Dictionary of Word Roots and Combining Forms
Donald J. Borror. 1960. Mayfield Publishing Company.
2.Field Guide to Moths of Eastern North America
Charles V. Covell, Jr. 2005.
3.Peterson Field Guides: Eastern Moths
Charles V. Covell. 1984. Houghton Mifflin Company.