Britha pactalis (Walker, [1859]) -

Taxonomic Information

Britha Walker, [1866] species known from India.

Britha biguttata Walker, [1866]. India; Myanmar; Sri Lanka. 

Britha pactalis (Walker, [1859]). India; Sri Lanka. 
Britha bilineata (Wileman, 1915). India: Tamil Nadu (Travancore: TL); Sri Lanka. 

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

Britha pactalis -


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Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh
Assam
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi
Goa
Gujarat
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir
Jharkhand
Karnataka
Kerala
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh1
Maharashtra
Manipur
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Paschimbanga1
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand
West Bengal
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  1. OD: Hypena pactalis Walker, [1859]. List Spec. Lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. 16: 64; TL: Sri Lanka. Text at https://archive.org/details/listofspecimenso1618brit/page/64/mode/1up?view=theater
  2. Kendrick, R. 2002. Moths (insecta : lepidoptera) of Hong Kong. Plate 33/10. 
  3. Kononenko, V. S. & A. Pinratana. 2013. Moths of Thailand, Volume 3: Noctuoidea Part 2: Addendum to Vol. 3, Part 1, Families Erebidae, Nolidae, Euteliidae, Noctuidae and Checklist. Brothers of St. Gabriel in Thailand, Bangkok. 625 pp. + 55 pls. Pl. 5/32 for pactalis
  4. https://www.mothsofborneo.com/part-17/hypeninae/hypeninae_12_1.php

Note: Britha biguttata female and Britha pactalis are doubtfully separated from images alone.Britha biguttata Walker, [1866] is much darker, while pactalis is much paler. Male guttata has traces of the longitudinal pale patch at one third from the dorsum in the centre of the wing that characterises biguttata. Male biguttata has pectinnate antennae, while female lacks pectinations. 

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Britha pactalis (Walker, [1859]) – . In Sondhi, S., Y. Sondhi, R.P. Singh, P. Roy and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 3.74. Published by the Indian Foundation for Butterflies. URL: https://www.mothsofindia.org/britha-pactalis, accessed 2024/05/18.