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Glauconoe deductalis Walker, [1859]; PED 8

  • Taxonomy

    The holotype of Botys deductalis Walker, 1859: 659 is from Sri Lanka.

    syn. Botys ausonialis Snellen, 1890: 578; TL, Sikkim, male lectotype is in the NHM. As syn. in Shaffer et al. (1996);

    syn. Glauconoe fuscescens Warren, 1892 TL, Sumatra As syn. in Shaffer et al. (1996);

    syn. Phryganodes murinus Rothschild, 1915, TL Irian Jaya (Snow Mountains) As syn. in Shaffer et al. (1996);

    syn. Crocidophora kosemponialis Strand, 1918 TL Taiwan, Syn. n. (Wang & Speidel, 2000). May be a ssp.

    Comb. rev. to Glauconoe Warren, 1892 (Shaffer et al., 1996)

  • Description

    Wing Length: 16mm. Specimens have relatively broad poorly marked FW and a distinct post median line on the HW. The holotype is a rather dull brownish grey but the colour ranges from a greyish pink to a dark shiny brown (syn. G. kosemponialis). See Wang & Speidel (2000). Similar morphotypes exist in Japan. Tominaga’s reared specimen from the Ryuku Is are much greyer.

    Some 'deductalis' specimens are a pale shiny mushroom pink ranging to a pale pinkish grey and could be misidentified G. ciniferalis.

    Some other 'deductalis' specimens have a rather narrower pointed FW with more pronounced markings and c-shaped stigma and may not be conspecific. See Glauconoe ciniferalis (Walker, 1864) and Torqueola ophiceralis Walker, ([1866]) 1865).

  • Distribution & Habitat

    Sri Lanka, India (Assam, Sikkim), Nepal, Burma, Sabah, Kalimantan Selatan, Indonesia (Sumatra, Irian Jaya), PNG ( including Duke of York Island), Australia. Philippines, Taiwan, China Japan (Ryuku Is, Okinawa). Lowland.

  • Life History & Pest Status

    Larvae reported as feeding on Marsdenia spp. inc. M. tinctoria (Apocynaceae). (Tominaga, 2001: 269)

  • Similar spp.

    Glauconoe ciniferalis, Glauconoe sp.1

  • Unrelated Look-alikes

    Torqueola ophiceralis

  • References

    Rothchild, L.W. (1916) Lepidoptera of the British Ornithological Union and Wollaston Expedition in the Snow Mountains, southern Dutch New Guinea. Rep. B. O. U. exp. 2 (15): 1-162.

    Snellen, P. C. T. (1890) A catalogue of the Pyralidina of Sikkim collected by Henry J. Elwes and the late Otto Möller. Trans ent. Soc Lond: 557-647, 2 pl.

    Strand, E. (1918): in H. Sauter’s Formosa-Ausbeute: Pyralididae, Subfam. Pyraustinae., Dt. ent. Z., Iris, Dresden, 32, (1/2): 33-91.

    Tominaga, S., (2001) Larva of Glauconoe deductalis Walker Crambidae, Pyraustinae feeding on Marsdenia (Apocynaceae). Japan Heterocerists' J. 25 July; 214: 257-272.

    Walker, F. (1859d [May 10]) Pyralides, In; List Spec. Lepid. Ins. Coll. B. M., Cat. Lepid. Heterocera. Ser. 4, 18: 509-798.

    Warren, W. (1892b) XLV Descriptions of new genera and species of Pyralidae contained in the B.M. Coll. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. Ser. 6, (9) (52) 12: 294-301.

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(1) Taxonomy, (2) Description, (3) Distribution & Habitat, (4) Life History & Pest Status, (5) Similar spp., (6) Unrelated Look-alikes, (7) References, (8) Genitalia, (9) DNA Barcode, (10) 3D Imaging, (11) Spare