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59a0000.7 – 1066   Martyringa xeraula (Meyrick, 1910)
             Himalayan Grain Moth

Donald Riley
Distribution: Type locality (xeraula): "Khasi [Hills]; also from W. China".
Type locality (ravicapitis): Alexandria, LA.
Type locality (kuwanii): Yokahoma, Japan.
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Synonymy: Anchonoma xeraula Meyrick, 1910
Santuzza kuwani Heinrich, 1920
Martyringa ravicapitis Hodges, 1960
Taxonomic Notes: Martyringa xeraula (Meyrick, 1910), a pest of stored grain, includes as a new synonym [1066] Martyringa ravicapitis Hodges, 1960 in Saito (1987) following the recommendation of Hodges (pers. comm.) in which the variations in wing venation is explained.
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Hall et al., 2021. The Moths of North Carolina - website (identification, habitats and life history)
  • 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.).
  • Hodges, R. W., 1974. Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 6.2, p. 130; pl. 6.28. order or free PDF
  • 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.
  • Meyrick, E., 1910. Descriptions of Indian Micro-lepidoptera. The Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society, 20: 144.
  • 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.
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • U.S. National Entomological Collection (USNM) - Holotype ♀ (genitalia)
Martyringa xeraula
Fran Rutkovsky
Martyringa xeraula
24mm – Mississippi Entomological Museum
Martyringa xeraula
21mm – Mississippi Entomological Museum
Martyringa xeraula
- Holotype - LG – U.S. Nat'l. Museum

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