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420028.001066Martyringa ravicapitis Hodges, 1960 – Himalayan Grain Moth

Donald Riley
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Synonymy: Martyringa ravicapitis Hodges, 1960
Taxonomic Notes: Martyringa ravicapitis Hodges, 1960, treated as a synonym of Martyringa xeraula in Lvovsky (2003) apparently without justification and seemingly dubious (J-F Landry, pers. comm., 4/13/2017), is restored as the valid species.
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: Some specimens shown may not be sequenced. DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness not proof of identification.
  • Hall et al., 2021. The Moths of North Carolina - website (identification, habitats and life history)
  • Hodges, R. W., 1974. Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 6.2, p. 130; pl. 6.28. order or free PDF
  • Lvovsky, A.L., 2003. Check-list of the broad-winged moths (Oecophoridae s. l.) of Russia and adjacent countries. Nota Lepidopterologica, 25(4): 218.
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • U.S. National Entomological Collection (USNM) - Holotype ♀ (genitalia)
Martyringa ravicapitis
Fran Rutkovsky
Martyringa ravicapitis
24mm – Mississippi Entomological Museum
Martyringa ravicapitis
21mm – Mississippi Entomological Museum
Martyringa ravicapitis
- Holotype - LG – U.S. Nat'l. Museum

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