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Genus Samea

Assembly Moth - Hodges #5150 - Samea castellalis - male Assembly moth - Samea castellalis BioBlitz Bug 34 - Samea multiplicalis Baccatalis Moth - Hodges #5152 - Samea baccatalis Moth on Moth Sheet - Samea baccatalis Samea baccatalis Salvinia Stem-borer Moth - Hodges #5151 - Samea multiplicalis Samea multiplicalis
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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Pyraloidea (Pyralid and Crambid Snout Moths)
Family Crambidae (Crambid Snout Moths)
Subfamily Spilomelinae
Genus Samea
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Samea Guenée, 1854
Pterygisus Butler, 1886
Isopteryx Guenée, 1854
Samea baccatalis - Arizona to Florida and South Carolina, at least one record from Tennessee.

Samea druchachalis - restricted to southern Texas and Florida.

Samea ecclesialis - widespread southeastern United States.

- less common from Texas to Florida.
Print References
Guenée, 1854. in Boisduval & Guenée. Hist. Nat. Ins. Spec. Gen. Lepid 8: 193.
Internet References
Moth Photographers Group - pinned adults of all four species and related moths.
Works Cited
1.Annotated check list of the Pyraloidea (Lepidoptera) of America North of Mexico
Scholtens, B.G., Solis, A.M. 2015. ZooKeys 535: 1–136. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.535.6086.