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First record of Lepidoptera from Ural owl nests in Japan
Four species of Tineidae (Niditinea baryspilas (Meyrick), Monopis pavlovskii (Zagulajev), Mon. flavidorsalis (Matsumura), Mon. sp.) and one species of Oecophoridae (Martyringa ussuriella Lvovsky)Expand
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Relationships Between Nest-Dwelling Lepidoptera and Their Owl Hosts
Abstract Lepidoptera fauna of five owl species nests were investigated in Japan. Seventeen moth species were identified: Niditinea striolella (Tineidae), Agonopterix sp. (Elachistidae) fromExpand
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Differences in the niches of keratin/chitin feeding moths (Lepidoptera: Tineidae) in bird nests in central Japan
Some moth larvae feed not on plants but on keratin and/or chitin produced by animals. These substances are polymers and are commonly found in bird nests as feathers and raptor pellets. ManyExpand
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