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Species Maruca vitrata - Bean Pod Borer Moth - Hodges#5240.1

Maruca vitrata – Bean Pod Borer Moth - Maruca vitrata
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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Pyraloidea (Pyralid and Crambid Snout Moths)
Family Crambidae (Crambid Snout Moths)
Subfamily Spilomelinae
Genus Maruca
Species vitrata (Bean Pod Borer Moth - Hodges#5240.1)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Maruca vitrata (Fabricius, 1787)
Phalaena vitrata Fabricius, 1787
Crochiphora testulalis Geyer, 1832
Hydrocampe aquitilis Guérin-Méneville, [1832]
Botys bifenestralis Mabille, 1880
Pantropical. Probably introduced
Print References
Fabricius, J. C. 1787: Mantissa Insectorum sistens species nuper detectas adiectis synonymis, observationibus, descriptionibus, emendationibus. – Christ. Gottl. Proft, Hafniae. 215.
Sharma, H.C., Saxena, K.B., & Bhagwat, V.R. 1999. The legume pod borer, Maruca vitrata: bionomics and management. Information Bulletin no. 55 (In En. Sum m aries in En, Fr.). Patancheru 502 324, Andhra Pradesh, India: International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics. PDF