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Cyana puella (Drury, 1773)

Indian and global distribution:
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Sexual, seasonal & individual variation:
Status, Habitat and Habits:
Adult moth observations that have been databased:
Himachal Pradesh
All states
Similiar species:
Cyana peregrina. Both have reddish antennae and legs. However, antemedial and post-medial bands on peregrina are straight, while that on puella is excurved and incurved respectively. Male of puella lacks sexual patches of FW/HW.
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  6. OD: Phalaena puella Drury, 1773; Illust. Nat. Hist. Exot. Insects 2: index & 3, pl. 2, f. 2; TL: Madras. Plate at

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Anonymous. 2021. Cyana puella (Drury, 1773). In Sondhi, S., Y. Sondhi, P. Roy and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Moths of India, v. 2.61. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.
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