Epipagis peritalis (Walker, 1859) -

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  1. OD: Lepyrodes peritalis Walker, 1859. List of the specimens of lepidopterous insects in the collection of the British Museum. 17: 466. TL: Sri Lanka. Text at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/120189#page/486/mode/1up
  2. Pessocosma peritalis Walker, 1859. Illustrations of typical specimens of Lepidoptera Heterocera in the collection of the British Museum. Part 9. Pg. 174. Pl. 174/21. Text at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/75389#page/186/mode/1up. Plate at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/75389#page/229/mode/1up.
  3. 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 374 & 375 as Sameodes peritalis
  4. https://zsispeciespage.com/Species/sameodes-peritalis-walker as Sameodes peritalis

Other Notes

Sameodes cancellalis (Zeller, 1852)

Separating Sameodes cancellalis (Zeller, 1852) and Epipagis peritalis (Walker, 1859)
Overall, Epipagis peritalis has smaller FW white spots when compared with cancellalis. W/HW cilia in Epipagis peritalis has an second black line through cilia base, making it a pair of black lines, which cancellalis consistently lacks. Second the cell spot in FW is small, with a larger one below it, and these spots are not quadrate, as in cancellalis. Wing shape (FW/HW) of Epipagis peritalis is slightly different, being narrower and more pointed at apex.

Page citation

Anonymous 2023. Epipagis peritalis (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/epipagis-peritalis, accessed 2023/03/24.