Supriya Ghosh

Hieromantis kurokoi

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Insecta
Family  Stathmopodidae
Rank  Species
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Lepidoptera
Genus  Hieromantis
Hieromantis kurokoi
Similar  Butterflies and moths, Stathmopodidae, Gelechioidea

Hieromantis kurokoi is a moth of the Stathmopodidae family. It is found in China (Anhui, Chongqing, Fujian, Gansu, Guangxi, Hainan, Hebei, Henan, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangxi, Shaanxi, Shanxi, Tianjin, Zhejiang), Japan (Honshu, Kyushu) and Russia.

The wingspan is 6−11 mm. The species is similar to Hieromantis ephodophora, having similar forewing markings, but kurokoi can be separated by the valva having a rounded cucullus in the male genitalia.

The larvae feed on Cuscuta japonica.

References

Hieromantis kurokoi Wikipedia


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