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Cotachena castoralis Walker, [1859]; PED 17

  • Taxonomy

    The holotype of Botys castoralis Walker, 1859d: 693 from Sarawak is in the UM Oxford. Provisional comb. n. to Cotachena. (As Samea castoralis in LepIndex)

       Syn. Samea purpurascens Moore 1877: 615. TL Sumatra (as syn. in LepIndex)

       Syn. Heterocnephes incisalis Snellen, 1899: 74, pl. 4, figs 2, 3. (in LepIndex). TL Sumatra. The type may be in Dommerche Museum, a paratype? is in MfNH Berlin.

  • Description

    Wing length: 12mm. A mainly grey-brown sp. with three hyaline areas on the FW. Note the spot ante-medianly on the FW sub-costa, the rectangular square in the cell and the spectacular hyaline coronet on the FW apex. The purplish brown HW is crossed by darker antemedian and post-median lines. The head and thorax are a grey-brown as is the abdomen which has white intersegmental rings. See Cotachena hicana Turner 1915, TL Australia (Port Darwin) which is very similar.

  • Distribution & Habitat

    Sri Lanka, India (S., Sikkim, Andaman Is), Moluccas, Sabah, Sarawak, Sumatra, Sulawesi, Talaud Is., China (Hainan), Philippines, Seram, Timor, Irian Jaya, PNG, Bismark Arch., Louisade Arch., New Britain, Australia. <1520m.

  • Life History & Pest Status

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  • Similar spp.

    Cotachena alysoni
    C. hicana

  • Unrelated Look-alikes

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  • References

    Moore, F. (1877) The Lepidopterous Fauna of the Andaman & Nicobar Islands. Proc. zool. soc. Lond: 580-632, pls. 58-60.

    Snellen, 1899: 74, pl. 4, figs 2, 3.

    Walker, F. (1859d [May 10]) Pyralides, In; List Spec. Lepid. Ins. Coll. B. M., Cat. Lepid. Heterocera. Ser. 4, 18: 509-798.

  • Genitalia

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  • Spare

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(1) Taxonomy, (2) Description, (3) Distribution & Habitat, (4) Life History & Pest Status, (5) Similar spp., (6) Unrelated Look-alikes, (7) References, (8) Genitalia, (9) DNA Barcode, (10) 3D Imaging, (11) Spare