Samiksha Jaiswal

Arctioblepsis

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Insecta
Family  Pyralidae
Rank  Genus
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Lepidoptera
Species  A. rubida
Similar  Pyralinae, Endotricha, Hypsopygia, Etiella, Pyralis

Arctioblepsis is a monotypic genus of snout moths. It was described by Felder and Felder, in 1862, and contains the species A. rubida. It is found in south-east Asia, including Hong Kong, China, Taiwan, India and Nepal.

The wingspan is 36–44 mm. Adults are on wing from early April to early June and again from early July to mid August in Hong Kong.

The larvae have been recorded feeding on Machilus species, including Machilus breviflora and Machilus gamblei. They feed from a slight webbing. Pupation takes place in leaf litter and frass in a rather tough cocoon.

References

Arctioblepsis Wikipedia


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