WWW MPG website only

Digital Guide to Moth Identification

80a1098 – 5150   Samea castellalis Guenée, 1854
             Stained-glass Moth

© Ken Childs
Similar Species:
  • Samea ecclesialis is not found north of Mexico and males lack large abdominal tufts.
  • Samea multiplicalis
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Samea castellalis Guenée, 1854
Samea ecclesialis of authors not Guenée, 1854
Taxonomic Notes: Samea castellalis Guenée, 1854, n. stat., is elevated from synonymy of [5150] Samea ecclesialisGuenée, 1854 in Landry (2016). There are currently no verified records of ecclesialis from north of Mexico.
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - BIN: BOLD:AAA0368 - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification.
  • Landry, B., 2016. Taxonomic revision of the Spilomelinae (Lepidoptera, Pyralidae s. l.) of the Galápagos Islands, Ecuador. Revue suisse de Zoologie, 123(2): 315-399.
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Species Page at Mass Moths
Samea castellalis
© Bob Patterson
Samea castellalis
© Robert Zimlich
Samea castellalis
© Ron Votaw
Samea castellalis
© Ken Childs
Samea castellalis
© Mark Dreiling - DNA
Samea castellalis
© Carol Wolf
Samea castellalis
© Jim Vargo

Moth Photographers Group  at the  Mississippi Entomological Museum  at the  Mississippi State University

Send suggestions, or submit photographs to Webmaster — Moth Photographers Group

Database design and scripting support provided by Mike Boone