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Lepidoptera > Noctuoidea > Erebidae > Lymantriinae > Nygmiini > Somena

Somena scintillans Walker, 1856 – Yellow-tail Tussock Moth

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Adult moth observations that have been databased:
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Himachal Pradesh
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Similiar species:
Somena similis (Moore, [1860]) and Somena scintillans Walker, 1856 are very similar species. 
See also Orvasca subnotata Walker, 1865
References:
  1. OD: Somena scintillans Walker, 1856. List Spec. Lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. 7: 1734; TL: North India.
  2. Hampson, G. F. 1892. The Fauna of British India including Ceylon and Burma. Moths, Vol. 1. Taylor & Francis, London. Pp. xxiii + 527. Saturniidae to Hypsidae 527 p - 333 fig, Pg 483, # 1101 as Euproctis scintillans
  3. http://www.nbair.res.in/insectpests/Somena-scintillans.php [accessed 27 December 2018]
  4. http://v3.boldsystems.org/index.php/Taxbrowser_Taxonpage?taxid=674780 [accessed 27 December 2018]

 


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Anonymous. 2021. Somena scintillans Walker, 1856 – Yellow-tail Tussock Moth. In Sondhi, S., Y. Sondhi, P. Roy and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Moths of India, v. 2.61. Indian Foundation for Butterflies. http://www.mothsofindia.org/sp/356624/Somena-scintillans
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