Carea nitida Hampson, 1894 -

Taxonomic Information

Carea Walker, [1857] species known from the Indian subcontinent. 
Carea angulata (Fabricius, 1793). Indian subregion. 
Carea albirufa Hampson, 1896. Sri Lanka. 
Carea albopurpurea Hampson, 1894. India: Sikkim, Meghalaya (Khasi Hills), Arunachal Pradesh; Nepal.
Carea dione Swinhoe, 1905. India: Meghalaya (Khasi Hills). 
Carea internifusca Hampson, 1894. India: Meghalaya (Khasi Hills). 
Carea nebulifera Warren, 1912. India: Meghalaya (Khasi Hills). 
Carea nitida Hampson, 1894. India: Arunachal Pradesh, Sikkim. 
Carea obsolescens Moore, 1884. India: Maharashtra (Bombay, Mahabaleshwar), Conoor.
Carea varipes Walker, [1857]. Indian subregion. 

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

Carea nitida -


Carea dione Swinhoe, 1905 is a similar species which has HW slightly suffused with red, while Carea nitida Hampson, 1894 has HW strongly suffused with red.

StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh11
Assam
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi
Goa
Gujarat
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir
Jharkhand
Karnataka
Kerala
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra
Manipur
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Paschimbanga
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand
West Bengal1
Total111
  1. Carea nitida Hampson, G. F. 1894. The Fauna of British India including Ceylon and Burma. Moths, Vol. 2. Taylor & Francis, London. Arctiidae, Agrostidae, Noctuidae 609 p - 325 figs. Pg. 423. TL: Sikkim. Text at https://archive.org/stream/moths02hamp#page/423/mode/1up
  2. Hampson, G. F. 1905. Catalogue of the Noctuidae in the collection of the British Museum. Pg. 549. Text at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/61180#page/575/mode/1up for a key of Carea
  3. Haruta, T. (Ed.). 1995. Moths of Nepal. Part 4. TINEA. Vol. 14 (Supplement 2). The Japan Heterocerists’ Society, Tokyo.Pl. 114/22.

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Carea nitida Hampson, 1894 – . In Sondhi, S., Y. Sondhi, R.P. Singh, P. Roy and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 3.73. Published by the Indian Foundation for Butterflies. URL: https://www.mothsofindia.org/carea-nitida, accessed 2024/04/16.