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Ophiusa tirhaca

Ophiusa tirhaca, Germasogeia, Cyprus, Photo:  Augusta Stylianou Artist

Cladus: Eukaryota
Supergroup: Opisthokonta
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Classis: Insecta
Subclassis: Pterygota
Divisio: Neoptera
Subdivisio: Endopterygota
Superordo: Panorpida
Ordo: Lepidoptera
Subordo: Glossata
Infraordo: Heteroneura
Divisio: Ditrysia
Sectio: Cossina
Subsection: Bombycina
Superfamilia: Noctuoidea
Familia: Erebidae
Subfamilia: Erebinae
Tribus: Ophiusini
Genus: Ophiusa
Species: Ophiusa tirhaca

Ophiusa tirhaca, Germasogeia, Cyprus, Photo:  Augusta Stylianou Artist

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Ophiusa tirhaca is a moth of the Noctuidae family. It is found in Southern Europe, Africa, Australia and the southern parts of Asia.

The wingspan is about 50 mm.

The larvae feed on heath, Pistacia lentiscus, Pistacia terebinthus, Cotinus coggygria, Rhus coriaria, Rhus cotinus, Cistus, Eucalyptus, Osyris, Viburnum and Pelargonium.

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