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Moth Diversity in Vithura: Part 2

Superfamily Noctuoidea

Let's explore the largest Lepidopteran Superfamily, shall we?

I have identified 22 species, 20 of which belong to the family Erebidae.


Family Erebidae

Subfamily Erebinae

1. Erebus ephesperis 2. Erebus hieroglyphica 3. Erebus macrops

4. Ericeia sp. 5. Artena sp. 6. Sympis rufibasis

7. Spirama sp. 8. Ischyja sp.


Subfamily Arctiinae

1.Cyana sp. ( Cyana subornata? ) 2. Nepita conferta 3. Utetheisa pulchelloides ssp. vaga

4. Lyclene sp. 5. Aemene sp. 6. Amata passalis

7. Eressa sp. 8. Syntomoides imaon 9. Olepa sp.

10. Creatonotos gangis

Subfamily Boletobiinae

1. Zurobata vacillans


Subfamily Calpinae

A fruit-eating moth

Family Noctuidae

1. Polytela gloriosae

Family Nolidae

1. Eligma narcissus


References:

1. Bell, T.R.D. & F.B. Scott 1937. The Fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma. Moths-Volume 5, Sphingidae.

2. Sondhi, Yash, Sanjay Sondhi, Shashank Rajendra Pathour, and Krushnamegh Kunte. 2018. “Moth Diversity (Lepidoptera: Heterocera) of Shendurney and Ponmudi in Agastyamalai Biosphere Reserve, Kerala, India, with Notes on New Records.” Zenodo, December.

3. Hampson GF 1892. The Fauna of British India including Ceylon and

Burma, Moths - Volume 1. Taylor and Francis, London, pp 527

4. Sondhi, S., Y. Sondhi, P. Roy and K. Kunte (eds.) 2019. Moths of India, v. 1.91. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.


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