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Somena Walker, 1856
Somena Walker, 1856; List Spec. Lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. 7: 1734, TS: Somena scintillans Walker
= Nygmia ; Swinhoe, 1922, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. (9) 10 (58): 480
= Euproctis ; Inoue, 1957, J. Med. Sc. & Biol. 10: 197; [AUCL]
?Trichia Nietner, 1861; Obverv. enemies Coffee Tree Ceylon: 20, TS: Trichia exigua Nietner
= ?Euproctis ; [NHM]
Somena (Nygmiini) ; [MOB5, 51]

Larva on Anacardium, Mangifera, Berberis, Terminalia, Gynurus, Coriaria, Shorea, Aleurites, Hevea, Castanea, Quercus, Acacia, Cassia, Dalbergia, Pithecellobium, Sesbania, Tamarindus, Lagerstroemia, Gossypium, Ficus, Eugenia, Rosa, Citrus, Salix, Tamarix, (or some possibly for Orvasca) [MOB5, 51]


Somena scintillans Walker, 1856
N.India. See [About maps] Somena scintillans Walker, 1856; List Spec. Lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. 7: 1734, TL: North India
Nygmia scintillans ; Swinhoe, 1923, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. (9) 11 (61): 49
Porthesia scintillans ; Collenette, 1934, Novit. Zool. 39 : 140
Somena scintillans ; [NHM]; [MOB5, 51 (note)]

Somena similis (Moore, [1860])
India - Sundaland. See [About maps] Artaxa similis Moore, [1860]; in Horsfield & Moore, Cat. Lep. Ins. Mus. Nat. East India House 2 : 351, TL: Java
Somena irrorata Moore, [1883]; Lepid. Ceylon 2 (2): 87, TL: Ceylon
= ; [NHM]
= Nygmia scintillans ; Swinhoe, 1923, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. (9) 11 (61): 49
= ; [MOB5, 51]
Euproctis raratior Collenette, 1949; Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. (12) 1 : 706 (repl. Somena irrorata Moore, [1883])
= ; [NHM]; [MOB5, 51]
Euproctis raratior ; Holloway, 1976, Moths of Borneo with special reference to Mt. Kinabalu: 51
Nygmia similis ; Swinhoe, 1923, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. (9) 11 (61): 47
Porthesia scintillans similis ; Collenette, 1932, Novit. Zool. 38 : 57
Somena similis ; [NHM]; [MOB5: 51, f. 134, 254, pl. 5]

Somena moorei (Snellen, 1879)
Sulawesi. See [About maps] Euproctis moorei Snellen, 1879; Tijdschr. Ent. 22 : 106, TL: Macassar, Celebes
= Nygmia scintillans ; Swinhoe, 1923, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. (9) 11 (61): 49
Somena moorei ; [NHM]; [MOB5, 52 (note)]

Somena aurantiacoides Holloway, 1999
Borneo, Sumatra. See [About maps] Somena aurantiacoides Holloway, 1999; [MOB5: 52, f. 131, pl. 5], TL: Kina Balu, N.Borneo
Somena aurantiacoides ; [NHM]
Misidentified/misapplied:
Euproctis aurantiaca; Schintlmeister, 1994, Heterocera Sumatrana 7 (2): 119

Somena sp.1730
Sarawak Somena sp.1730 ; [MOB5: 53, f. 133, pl. 5]

?Somena exigua (Nietner, 1861)
Ceylon. See [About maps] Trichia exigua Nietner, 1861; Obverv. enemies Coffee Tree Ceylon: 20, TL: Ceylon
Euproctis exigua ; [NHM]
?Somena? exigua ; [MOB5, 52]


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References:
[AUCL]
Nielsen & Rangsi, 1996; Checklist of the Lepidoptera of Australia; CSIRO, Australia
[About maps]
Warning! The maps are automatically generated from the textual information, and the process does not always produce acceptable result; See about maps for more info.
[MOB5]
Holloway, 1999; The Moths of Borneo, Part 5: Family Lymantriidae; Malayan Nature Journal 53: 1-188
[NHM]
Natural History Museum; The Global Lepidoptera Names Index


Some related literature:
Collenette, 1932
The Lymantriinae of the Malay Peninsula Novit. Zool. 38 : 49-102, pl. 1-2
Collenette, 1934
The Lymantriidae of Kwang-Tung (S.E. China) Novit. Zool. 39 : 137-150, pl. 10
Collenette, 1949
The Lymantriidae of Java Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. (12) 1 : 685-744
Inoue, 1957
A revision of the Japanese Lymantriidae (I & II) J. Med. Sc. & Biol. 9: 133-163 (1956), 10: 187-219 (1957)
Moore, [1860]
A Catalogue of the lepidopterous Insects in the Museum of natural History at East-India House in Horsfield & Moore, Cat. Lep. Ins. Mus. Nat. East India House 2: : 279-440, pl. 13-23,7a,8a,9a,10a,11a,12a,13a
Moore, [1883]
The Lepidoptera of Ceylon Lepid. Ceylon 2 (1): 1-72, pl. 72-107 (1882), (2): 73-162, pl. 108-143 ([1883])
Schintlmeister, 1994
An annotated and illustrated check-list of the Lymantriidae of Sumatra with description of new species (Lepidoptera, Lymantriidae) Heterocera Sumatrana 7 (2): 113-180
Snellen, 1879
Lepidoptera van Celebes verzameld door Mr. M.C. Piepers, met aanteekeningen en beschrijving der nieuwe soorten Tijdschr. Ent. 22 : 61-126, pl. 6-10
Swinhoe, 1922; Swinhoe, 1923
A revision of the genera of the family Liparidae Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. (9) 10 (58): 449-484, 11 (61): 47-97, 11 (63): 289-304, 11 (64): 400-442
Walker, 1856
List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum List Spec. Lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. 1: 1-278 (1854), 2: 279-581 (1854), 3: 583-775 (1855), 4: 777-976 (1855), 5: 977-1258 (1855), 6: 1259-1508 (1855), 7: 1509-1808 (1856)


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