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Species Martyringa ravicapitis - Himalayan Grain Moth - Hodges#1066

Martyringa - Martyringa ravicapitis Himalayan Grain Moth - Martyringa ravicapitis Hodges #1066 - Himalayan Grain Moth - Martyringa ravicapitis Hodges #1066 - Himalayan Grain Moth - Martyringa ravicapitis 1066 – Martyringa xeraula – Himalayan Grain - Martyringa ravicapitis Gelechiidae? - Martyringa ravicapitis Twirler? - Martyringa ravicapitis Twirler? - Martyringa ravicapitis
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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Gelechioidea (Twirler Moths and kin)
Family Lecithoceridae
Genus Martyringa
Species ravicapitis (Himalayan Grain Moth - Hodges#1066)
Hodges Number
1066
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Martyringa ravicapitis (Hodges, 1960) (1)
replaces Exaeretia ravicapitis Hodges, 1960
Martyringa kuwanni (Heinrich, 1920)
Santuzza kuwani Heinrich, 1920
Previously treated here and at MPG as a junior synonym of Martyringa xeraula (Meyrick, 1910)
Numbers
There are two named species of Martyringa in America north of Mexico. (2)
Size
Wingspan 21-24 mm. (2)
Range
Texas to Florida(3) and South Carolina(4). (2)
Europe, Asia, Africa.
Moth Photographers Group - large map with some distribution data.
Season
Most records for adults are from March to September.(2)
Food
Larvae are detritus feeders.
Remarks
Introduced to the southeastern United States. (year uncertain)
See Also

Compare to related species on the pinned plates of Moth Photographers Group.
Print References
Hodges, R.W., et al. 1974. The Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 6.2, p. 130; pl. 6.28.(1)
Anchonoma xeraula Meyrick, 1910. Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society. 20 (1): 144
Santuzza kuwani Meyrick, 1920. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington. 22 (3) : 45
Internet References
Images and Info at Barcoding Life