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Bleszynskia malacelloides Bleszynski, [1955]; PED 5

  • Taxonomy

    The holotype of Crambopsis malacelloides Bleszynski, 1955: 229, figs. 3, 6 from Australia (Tas.) is in Warsaw.

    Comb. n. to Angustalius Marion, 1954: 50 (Bleszynski, 1965: 29, 230)

    Comb. n. to Bleszynskia de Lattin, 1961 (Shaffer et al. 1996)

  • Description

    Wing length: 8mm. A handsome species. Distally from the black FW costa is a broad white, median, longitudinal streak. In the submarginal area the the streak is notched and then expands to the termen. Apically either side of the acutely angled subterminal line the subcosta has four short white streaks. Another broad longitudinal streak extends along the rear margin. The HW is mainly pearly white but suffused with brown around the subcosta and radius veins.

    There is a specimen named as this species in the Agricultural Research Centre, Tuaran (Sabah) under Chilo partellus (Swinhoe, 1885: 879) but it is not this sp.

  • Distribution & Habitat

    Africa, India (S & N), Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Sabah, Australia (TAS), New Zealand (N. Is.), China (Jiangsu, Zhejiang, Hunan, Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Kwangtung, Hong Kong), Taiwan.

    Lowland to submontane agricultural land; <1400m.

  • Life History & Pest Status

    Stem borer of Oryza sativa (rice): Graminae (Conway & Tay, 1968). A pest sp.

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  • Unrelated Look-alikes

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  • References

    Bleszynski, S (1955) Polski Pismo ent., 25 (15): 229, figs 3,6.

    Bleszynski, S (1965) In Amsel, H. G., Gregor, F. & Reisser, H., Microlepid. Palaearct. 1: 29, 230, figs. 3.6.

    Shaffer, M., & Nielsen, E.S. & Horak, M., (1996) Pyraloidea. Nielsen, E.S., Edwards, E.D. & Rangji (Eds.) Checklist of the Lepidoptera of Australia: 164 - 199, CSIRO, Australia.

  • Genitalia

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  • DNA Barcode

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  • 3D Imaging

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  • Spare

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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