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Tetragonus catamitus

(Tetragonus catamitus)

Description

Tetragonus catamitus, the common butterfly moth, or Philippine callidulid moth, is a moth of the family Callidulidae. It was first described by Carl Geyer in 1832. Noted from Taiwan, north-eastern India, south-west India, the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Sri Lanka, the Tenasserim Hills of Myanmar and from Java. They are day-flying moths that can be easily mistaken for a butterfly due to the position in which they hold their wings.

Taxonomic tree:

Domain:
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum:
Class: Insecta
Order:Lepidoptera
Family:Callidulidae
Genus:Tetragonus
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