Masalia Moore, 1881

Matov, Alexej, Zahiri, Reza & Holloway, Jeremy D., 2008, The Heliothinae of Iran (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae), Zootaxa 1763, pp. 1-37: 23

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http://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.181966

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http://treatment.plazi.org/id/6A256C1F-FB7A-FFA2-FF1C-E008FA7BFA66

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scientific name

Masalia Moore, 1881
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Genus Masalia Moore, 1881 

Type species: Masalia radiata Moore, 1881 

Synonymy: Pradatta Moore, 1881  , Curubasa Moore, 1881  , Lecerfia Dumont, 1920  Taxonomic note: we treat Masalia  here as a separate genus, revised by Seymour (1972).

Because the Iranian species of Masalia  are very similar externally, a brief key is given below for their identification:

1 (2). Forewings ground colour is olive-brown; the discal cell is pure white in its distal half Masalia albida  2 (1). Forewings ground colour is reddish-brown; the discal cell is not pure white even partly.................... 3 3 (4). All forewing veins are reddish-brown; the discal cell is yellow-white; there is a narrow yellow-white stripe between veins R 5 and M 1 and a broad stripe between veins CuA 1 and CuA 2, also a yellowwhite wedge-shaped stroke between veins M 3 and CuA 1 .................... Masalia perstriata fuscostriata  4 (3). Forewing veins R 4, R 5, M+M 2 and M 3 are white; the discal cell is reddish-brown; there are no yellow-white stripes or wedges between the veins of forewings ....................................... Masalia philbyi