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Lepidoptera > Pyraloidea > Crambidae > Spilomelinae > Margaroniini > Conogethes

Conogethes semifascialis complex (Walker, [1866])

The Conogethes Meyrick, 1884 species in India are complexes that are best separated by examining specimens, genitalia and/or comparing molecular phylogeny. 
Indian and global distribution:
records (based on images):
Identification:
Sexual, seasonal & individual variation:
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Similiar species:
Conogethes Meyrick, 1884 species in India. 
Conogethes punctiferalis (Guenée, 1854)
Conogethes diminutiva Warren, 1896
Conogethes haemactalis Snellen, 1890
Conogethes sahyadriensis Shashank, Kammar, Mally & Chakravarthy 2018. 
Conogethes pluto (Butler, 1887)
Conogethes semifascialis (Walker, 1866)
Conogethes evaxalis (Walker, 1859)

Shashank, P.R., Kammar, V., Mally, R. and Chakravarthy, A.K., 2018. A new Indian species of shoot and capsule borer of the genus Conogethes (Lepidoptera: Crambidae), feeding on cardamom. Zootaxa, 4374(2), pp.215-234.

The paper above separates the first three species below by the colour of the palpi and the pattern of black spots on the metathorax. 
Conogethes punctiferalis (Guenée, 1854).
Conogethes sahyadriensis Shashank, Kammar, Mally & Chakravarthy 2018. 
Conogethes pluto (Butler, 1887).

The Conogethes Meyrick, 1884 species in India are complexes that are best separated by examining specimens, genitalia and/or comparing molecular phylogeny. 

Another similar species is Cynaeda dichroalis (Hampson, 1903).
References:
  1. Astura semifascialis Walker, [1866]; List Spec. Lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. 34: 1381. Text at https://archive.org/details/listofspecimenso3334brit?view=theater#page/1381/mode/1up
  2. Hampson, G. F. 1896. The Fauna of British India including Ceylon and Burma. Moths, Vol.4. Taylor & Francis, London. Pyralidae 594 p - 287 figs. Lists semifascialis as a form of Conogethes punctiferalis
  3. Shashank, P.R., Kammar, V., Mally, R. and Chakravarthy, A.K., 2018. A new Indian species of shoot and capsule borer of the genus Conogethes (Lepidoptera: Crambidae), feeding on cardamom. Zootaxa, 4374(2), pp.215-234.
  4. Das, A., Mazumder, A., Pathania, P. C. and Singh, N., 2020. Insecta: Lepidoptera (Moths). In: Faunal Diversity of Biogeographic Zones of India: Western Ghats: 535-569 (Published by the Director, Zool. Surv. India, Kolkata). 
  5. http://lepidoptera.butterflyhouse.com.au/spil/semifascialis.html [accessed 18 May 2021]

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Anonymous. 2021. Conogethes semifascialis complex (Walker, [1866]). 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/357725/Conogethes-semifascialis complex
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