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Genus Samea

Salvinia Stem Borer - Samea multiplicalis - Samea castellalis 5150 Assembly Moth  - Samea castellalis Salvinia Stem-borer Moth - Hodges #5151 - Samea multiplicalis Salvinia Stem-borer - Hodges #5151 - Samea multiplicalis Moth - Samea multiplicalis Texas Samea multiplicalis? - Samea multiplicalis Samea multiplicalis Moth - Samea castellalis
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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
Tribe Nomophilini
Genus Samea
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Samea Guenée, 1854
Pterygisus Butler, 1886
Isopteryx Guenée, 1854
Three species in our area. (1)
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 Taxonomic Checklist of the Lepidoptera of North America, North of Mexico
Pohl, G. R. and S. R. Nanz (eds.). 2023. Wedge Entomological Research Foundation.