Pitama lativitta Moore, [1888] -

Taxonomic Information

Pitama Moore, [1888] species known from India. 
Pitama lativitta Moore, [1888]. India: West Bangal (Darjeeling: TL), Arunachal Pradesh. 
Pitama hermesalis (Walker, [1859]). Extralimital to India.
 

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

Pitama lativitta -


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Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh21
Assam
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
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West Bengal
Total21
  1. OD: Pitama lativitta Moore, [1888]. Descriptions of new Indian lepidopterous insects from the collection of the late Mr. W.S. Atkinson. Pg. 217, Pl. 7/21. TL: Darjeeling. Text at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/4824350#page/235/mode/1up
  2. Hampson, G. F. 1896. The Fauna of British India including Ceylon and Burma. Moths, Vol.4. Taylor & Francis, London. Pyralidae 594 p - 287 figs.Pg. 353, # 5030 as Glyphodes hermesalis. Treats lativitta as a synonym for hermesalis. 
  3. Chandra, K., Kumar, V., Singh, N., Raha, A., Sanyal, A.K.2019. Assemblages of Lepidoptera in Indian Himalaya through long term monitoring plots. Zoological Survey of India, Kolkata, 1-457 pp. pl. 49.12. Incorrectly identified as Pitama hermesalis (Walker, 1859) instead of lativitta
  4. Sondhi, S. Karmakar, T., Sondhi, Y. & K. Kunte. 2021. Moths of Tale Wildlife Sanctuary, Arunachal Pradesh, India with seventeen additions to the moth fauna of India (Lepidoptera: Heterocera). Tropical Lepidoptera Research 31(Supplement 2): 1-53. DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.5062572. Pl. 1/19. 
  5. https://oumnh.ox.ac.uk/collections-online#/item/oum-catalogue-392580
  6. https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/878750-Pitama-lativitta
 

Other Notes

Similar species: Pitama hermesalis (Walker, [1859]) has reduced black band on forewing. 

Tobata hermesalis Walker, [1859]. Pyralides, In; List Spec. Lepid. Ins. Coll. B. M., Cat. Lepid. Heterocera. Fourth Series 18: 509-799.

https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/552176-Pitama-hermesalis

http://www.jpmoth.org/~dmoth/Digital_Moths_of_Asia/50_PYRALOIDEA/Crambidae/63.7_Odontiinae/Pitama%20hermesalis/Pitama%20hermesalis.htm

http://www.pyralidsofborneo.org/index.php?pitama-moore

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Pitama lativitta Moore, [1888] – . 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/pitama-lativitta, accessed 2024/03/05.