Girish Mahajan

Scirpophaga virginia

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Insecta
Family  Crambidae
Rank  Species
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Lepidoptera
Genus  Scirpophaga
Similar  Scirpophaga praelata, Scirpophaga excerptalis, Scirpophaga, Scirpophaga incertulas, Crambidae

Scirpophaga virginia is a moth in the Crambidae family. It was described by Schultze in 1908. It is found in China (Heilongjiang, Beijing, Shandong, Henan, Shaanxi, Shanghai, Jiangsu, Anhui, Hubei, Jiangxi, Hunan, Fujian, Guangxi, Yunnan), Taiwan, Japan, Bangladesh, Vietnam, Thailand, Sri Lanka, western Malaysia, Singapore, Borneo, Sumatra and the Philippines.

The wingspan is 13–17 mm for males and 16–22 mm for females. The forewings of the males are white to pale ochreous white and the hindwings are white. Females have white fore- and hindwings.

The larvae feed on Oryza sativa.

References

Scirpophaga virginia Wikipedia


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