Samea castoralis (Walker, 1859) -

Taxonomic Information

Samea Guenée, 1854 species known from India. 
Samea bipunctalis Warren, 1888. Pakistan. 
Samea castoralis (Walker, 1859). India. 
Samea purpurascens Moore, 1877. India: Port Blair, S. Andamans.

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

Samea castoralis -


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Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh1
Arunachal Pradesh2
Assam
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi
Goa
Gujarat
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir
Jharkhand
Karnataka
Kerala
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra
Manipur
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Paschimbanga
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu1
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand
West Bengal
Total112
  1. Botys castoralis Walker, 1859. Pyralides, In; List Spec. Lepid. Ins. Coll. B. M., Cat. Lepid. Heterocera. Ser. 4, 18: 509-798.TL: Sarawak. Text at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/120189#page/723/mode/1up 
  2. Moore, F. (1877). The Lepidopterous Fauna of the Andaman & Nicobar Islands. Proc. zool. soc. Lond: 580-632, pls. 58-60.
  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 426, # 5213 as Pionea castoralis.
  4. http://v3.boldsystems.org/index.php/Taxbrowser_Taxonpage?taxid=317381 [accessed 10 September 2020]
  5. http://pyralids.plattenbaukasten.de/index.php?castoralis [accessed 10 September 2020] as Cotachena castoralis

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Samea castoralis (Walker, 1859) – . In Sondhi, S., Y. Sondhi, R.P. Singh, P. Roy and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 3.73. Published by the Indian Foundation for Butterflies. URL: https://www.mothsofindia.org/samea-castoralis, accessed 2024/04/14.