Boeotarcha martinalis (Walker, 1859) -

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Boeotarcha martinalis -


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  1. Scopula martinalis Walker, 1859. Pyralides - List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum, London 18: 791. TL: “Hindustan”. Text at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/120189#page/821/mode/1up (female). 
  2. Botys crassicornis Walker, [1866]. List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum, London 34: 1455. TL: Myanmar (Burma). Text at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/120100#page/761/mode/1up (male)
  3. Boeotarcha Meyrick, 1884. On the classification of the Australian Pyralidina. Transactions of the Entomological Society of London, 1884: 305. Text at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/51064#page/335/mode/1up
  4. Hampson, G. F. 1896. The Fauna of British India including Ceylon and Burma. Moths, Vol.4. Taylor & Francis, London. Pyralidae 594 p - 287 figs. pg. 419, # 5190, Fig. 231. Text at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/40410459#page/450/mode/1up
  5. Murphy, D. H. 1990. The natural history of insect herbivory on mangrove trees in and around Singapore, Raffles Bulletin of Zoology, 1990; 38(2). 
  6. Singh, N. ,  R.Ranjan, A. Talukdar, R. Joshi, J. S. Kirti, K. Chandra & R. Mally. 2022. A catalogue of Indian Pyraloidea (Lepidoptera). Zootaxa 5197 (1): 001–423. https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.5197.1.1
  7. https://www.facebook.com/groups/927116764299160/permalink/1006074033070099/?app=fbl

Notes: The original description of the female of this species as Scopula martinalis (Walker, 1859) is not a good match to the images displayed. However, the description of Botys crassicornis Walker, [1866] is a good match. Hampson (1896) mentions numerous forms of this species, with the extent of the central pale yellow band being variable, and sometimes reduced to just spots. Lepindex and GlobizPyraloidea list crassicornis as a junior synonym of martinalis, and we continue to follow this treatment.

Page citation

Anonymous 2023. Boeotarcha martinalis (Walker, 1859) – . In Sondhi, S., Y. Sondhi, R.P. Singh, P. Roy and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 3.42. Published by the Indian Foundation for Butterflies. URL: https://www.mothsofindia.org/Boeotarcha-martinalis, accessed 2023/03/22.