Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Martyringa xeraula (Meyrick, 1910)
Anchonoma xeraula Meyrick, 1910
Santuzza kuwani Heinrich, 1920
Martyringa ravicapitis Hodges, 1960
Explanation of Names
Martyringa xeraula (Meyrick, 1910) includes as a new synonym Martyringa ravicapitis Hodges, 1960 in Saito (1987) following the recommendation of Hodges (in litt.) in which the variations in wing venation is explained.
There are two named species of Martyringa
in America north of Mexico. (1)
Texas to Florida(2)
and South Carolina(3)
Europe, Asia, Africa.
Moth Photographers Group
- large map with some distribution data.
Type locality (xeraula): "Khasi [Hills]; also from W. China".
Type locality (ravicapitis): Alexandria, LA.
Type locality (kuwanii): Yokahoma, Japan.
Most records for adults are from March to September.(1)
Larvae are detritus feeders.
Introduced to the southeastern United States. (year uncertain)
Compare to related species on the pinned plates of Moth Photographers Group
Heinrich, C., 1920. A new genus and species of occophorid moths from Japan. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington, 22: 45
; pl. 3, figs. 1-2 (♂ gen.). (kuwanii
Hodges, R.W., 1960. Description of a new species of Martyringa (Lepidoptera: Oecophoridae) with a note on its biology. Bulletin of the Brooklyn Entomological Society, 55(4): 81-83
Hodges, R.W., et al. 1974. The Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 6.2, p. 130; pl. 6.28.(4)
Saito,T, 1987. Record of Martyringa xeraula (Meyrick) (Lepidoptera : Oecophoridae), a pest of stored grain, from Thailand, with a synonymic note. Microlepidoptera of Thailand, 1: 125-127.
Meyrick, E., 1910. Descriptions of Indian Micro-lepidoptera. The Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society, 20: 144