Naranga diffusa (Walker, 1865) -

Taxonomic Information

Naranga aenescens Moore, 1881

Naranga aenescens Moore, 1881. Descriptions of new Indian lepidopterous insects from the collection of the late Mr. W.S. Atkinson. Proc. Zool. Soc. Lond. Pg. 359; TL: Formosa. Text at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/96698#page/461/mode/1up

Naranga brunnea Hampson, 1910; 632, pl. 168, f. 4; TL: Japan, Yokohama.

http://www.jpmoth.org/~dmoth/80_Noctuidae/18_Eustrotiinae/4104Naranga_aenescens/Naranga_aenescens.htm

Pal, S. and Gupta, A., 2017. Severe Outbreak of Rice Green Semilooper, Naranga aenescens (Moore)(Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) along with Its Parasitoid Complex in Sub-Himalayan West Bengal, India. Entomological News, 127(3), pp.286-291.

https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/244666-Naranga-aenescens

https://v3.boldsystems.org/index.php/Taxbrowser_Taxonpage?taxid=786963

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

Naranga diffusa -


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Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh
Assam1
Bihar
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  1. OD: Xanthodes diffusa Walker, 1865. List Spec. Lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. 33: 779; TL: Ceylon. Text at https://archive.org/details/listofspecimenso3334brit/page/779/mode/1up?view=theater
  2. Naranga ferruginea Moore, 1882 Descr. Indian lep. Atkinson (2): 134; TL: Calcutta. Text at https://archive.org/details/descriptionsofne00hewi/page/134/mode/1up?view=theater
  3. 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. 333, # 2099. 
  4. Haruta, T. (Ed.). 1994. Moths of Nepal. Part 3. TINEA. Vol. 14 (Supplement 1). The Japan Heterocerists’ Society, Tokyo.Pl. 87/9-10 for male & female. 
  5. https://www.mothsofborneo.com/part-13/eustrotiinae/eustrotiinae_6_1.php
Note: Diagnosis (from MOB). See the generic account. In males of diffusa, the forewing dark bands are equal to, or broader than, the more distal arc of ground colour, and the hindwings are dark brown. In the female, the dark bands are very much narrower, and the hindwings are a pale yellowish-straw colour.

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Naranga diffusa (Walker, 1865) – . In Sondhi, S., Y. Sondhi, R.P. Singh, P. Roy and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 3.71. Published by the Indian Foundation for Butterflies. URL: https://www.mothsofindia.org/naranga-diffusa, accessed 2024/03/05.