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Species Martyringa xeraula - Himalayan Grain Moth - Hodges#1066

unid. moth - Martyringa xeraula unknown moth #18 - Pyralidae? - Martyringa xeraula Himalayan Grain Moth - Martyringa xeraula Hodges #1066 - Himalayan Grain Moth - Martyringa xeraula Martyringa latipennis? - Hodges #1066 - Himalayan Grain Moth (Martyringa ravicapitis) - Martyringa xeraula - male - female Gelechiidae? - Martyringa xeraula Twirler? - Martyringa xeraula Martyringa ravicapitis or latipennis? - Martyringa xeraula
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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 xeraula (Himalayan Grain Moth - Hodges#1066)
Hodges Number
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)
Wingspan 21-24 mm. (1)
Texas to Florida(2) and South Carolina(3). (1)
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)
See Also

Compare to related species on the pinned plates of Moth Photographers Group.
Print References
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. (ravicapitis)
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. (xeraula)
Internet References
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