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Lepidoptera > Pyraloidea > Crambidae > Spilomelinae > Margaroniini > Conogethes

Conogethes punctiferalis (Guenée, 1854) – Yellow Peach Moth

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:
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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. 
References:
  1. OD: Astura punctiferalis Guenée, 1854. Hist. nat. Ins., Spec. gén. Lépid. 8: 320.
  2. 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.
  3. http://lepiforum.org/wiki/page/Conogethes_Punctiferalis [accessed 16 June 2021]
  4. http://lepidoptera.butterflyhouse.com.au/spil/punctiferalis.html [accessed 16 June 2021]

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Anonymous. 2021. Conogethes punctiferalis (Guenée, 1854) – Yellow Peach 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/357755/Conogethes-punctiferalis
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