Oxaenanus brontesalis (Walker, [1859]) -

Taxonomic Information

Oxaenanus Swinhoe, 1900 species known from the Indian subcontinent
Oxaenanus brontesalis (Walker, [1859]). NE Himalaya, S. India; Myanmar. 
Oxaenanus picticilia (Hampson, 1898). Meghalaya.
Oxaenanus prunalis (Hampson, 1896). Sri Lanka. 

Zhang & Han (2016) described Oxaenanus yunnana Zhang & Han, 2016 from China, which is an extralimital species similar to Oxaenanus brontesalis (Walker, [1859]. 

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

Oxaenanus brontesalis -


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Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh
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  1. Mastygophora brontesalis Walker, [1859]. List Spec. Lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. 16: 151; TL: Borneo, Sarawak. Text at https://archive.org/stream/listofspecimenso1618brit#page/151/mode/1up
  2. Mastygophora sumatrensis Walker, [1866]. List Spec. Lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. 34: 1166; TL: Sumatra. Text at https://archive.org/details/listofspecimenso3334brit/page/1166/mode/1up?view=theater
  3. Mastygophora scopigeralis Moore, 1867. Proc. zool. Soc. Lond. p86; TL: Bengal.
  4. Hampson, G. F. 1895. The Fauna of British India including Ceylon and Burma. Moths, Vol.3. Taylor & Francis, London. Noctuidae (cont.) to Geometridae 546 p - 226 figs.Pg. 48, # 2831, Fig. 22 as Mastigophorus brontesalis
  5. Kononenko, V. S. & A. Pinratana. 2005. Moths of Thailand, Volume 3: Noctuidae. An Illustrated Catalogue of the Noctuidae (Lepidoptera) in Thailand: Part 1: Herminiinae, Rivulinae, Hypeninae, Catocalinae, Aganainae, Euteliinae, Stictopterinae, Plusiinae, Pantheinae, Acronictinae and Agaristinae. Brothers of St. Gabriel in Thailand, Bangkok. 261 pp. + 45 pls. Pl. 1/19-20. 
  6. Zhang, X.Y. and Han, H.L., 2016. Two new species of the genera Cidariplura Butler, 1879 and Oxaenanus Swinhoe, 1900 from Yunnan, China (Lepidoptera, Erebidae, Herminiinae). Zootaxa, 4103(1), pp.79-86.
  7. Sondhi, S., Y. Sondhi, T. Karmakar & K. Kunte. 2021. Moth diversity (Lepidoptera) of Shendurney and Ponmudi in Agastyamalai Biosphere Reserve, Kerala, India: an update. Tropical Lepidoptera Research 31(3): 166-178. Image 29. 
  8. https://www.mothsofborneo.com/part-17/herminiinae/herminiinae_10_1.php
  9. https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/703642-Oxaenanus-brontesalis

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Oxaenanus brontesalis (Walker, [1859]) – . 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/oxaenanus-brontesalis, accessed 2024/04/21.