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Eristena mangalis Murphy, [1989]; PED 3

  • Taxonomy

    The holotype of Eristena mangalis Murphy, 1989: 144, figs. 1A & 1B is from Singapore (Sg. Mandai Mangroves).

  • Description

    Wing length: 6mm. The fulvous and white patterning is typical of Eristena but rather more pale areas than most spp. Sexually dimorphic. Murphy (1989 figs. 1-5) gives descriptions of three Singapore Eristena spp.

  • Distribution & Habitat

    Singapore, Brunei, China. Mangrove forests.

  • Life History & Pest Status

    The adults are gregarious, clustering under mangrove foliage, and will swarm and regroup when disturbed.

    The aquatic larvae bear breathing filaments all over the body, and build tubes in drainage channels under rotting leaves in mangrove swamps and feed on Dictyota spp. (filamentous brown algae) (Dictyotaceae), which they partially use for the tube. See RTS 1994.

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  • References

    Murphy, D. H. (1989) Three new species of nymphuline moths from Singapore mangroves provisionally attributed to Eristena [RTS] (1994): 168, pl. 27, fig.15. Warren (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) Raffles Bull. Zool., 37 (1&2); 142-159, pls. 15-18. RTS (1994): 168, pl. 27, fig.15.

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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