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Lepidoptera > Pyraloidea > Crambidae > Glaphyriinae > Erpis

Erpis macularis Walker, 1863

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  1. OD : Erpis macularis Walker, 1863. List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum, pt 27, pg. 133. TL: Borneo. Text at
  2. Robinson, G.S., K.R.Tuck, M. Shaffer & K. Cook. 1994. The Smaller Moths of South-East Asia. Malaysian Nature Society, Kuala Lumpur. 308 pp., 51 figs., 32 pls. Pg. 171, Pl. 29/1. 
  3. Nuss, M., 1998. The Scopariinae and Heliothelinae stat. rev.(Lepidoptera: Pyraloidea, Crambidae) of the Oriental Region–a revisional synopsis with descriptions of new species from the Philippines and Sumatra. Nachrichten des entomologischen Vereins Apollo suppl, 17, pp.475-528. Pg. 508. 
  4. rungbam, J.S., M.S. Chib & K. Wangdi, 2016. Taxonomic review of the superfamily Pyraloidea in Bhutan (Lepidoptera). Journal of Asia-Pacific Biodiversity 9 (3): 355-382G.  Figure 4F.
  5. Li, W.C., 2018. Erpis Walker, 1863 a new record to the fauna of China (Lepidoptera: Crambidae). SHILAP Revista de lepidopterología, 46(184), pp.643-646.
Note: The only known member of this genus globally. Subfamily placement in Glaphyriinae is based on Nuss et al. (2022) at Robinson et al. (1994) placed this genus in Pyralidae, Scopariinae, Scopariini. Whitaker et al. (2014) place this in subfamily Scopariinae at

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Anonymous. 2022. Erpis macularis Walker, 1863. In Sondhi, S., Y. Sondhi, P. Roy and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Moths of India, v. 3.30. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.
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