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Lepidoptera > Noctuoidea > Erebidae > Arctiinae > Lithosiini > Lithosiini incertae sedis > Macrobrochis

Macrobrochis gigas (Walker, 1854)

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Adult moth observations that have been databased:
Arunachal Pradesh
Himachal Pradesh
Madhya Pradesh
West Bengal
All states
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List of Macrobrochis Herrich-Schäffer, [1855] known from India.
Macrobrochis albifascia (Fang, 1982), India (Uttarakhand, Arunachal Pradesh, Sikkim).
Macrobrochis gigas (Walker, 1854), India (Meghalaya, Sikkim, Assam, Kerala, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, West Bengal, Uttarakhand).
Macrobrochis pallens Hampson, 1894, India (NW Himalayas).
Macrobrochis prasena (Moore, 1859), India (NW Himalayas, Sikkim, Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Assam, Manipur, Uttarakhand).
Macrobrochis tibetensis (Fang, 1990), India (Arunachal Pradesh).
  1. OD: Lithosia gigas Walker, 1854. List Spec. Lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. 2: 494. Text at
  2. Hampson, G. F. 1894. The Fauna of British India including Ceylon and Burma. Moths, Vol. 2. Arctiidae, Agrostidae, Noctuidae 609 p - 325 figs, pg 65 #1308.
  3. Arjun, C.P., Deepak, C.K. and Rajesh, T.P., 2020. Unusual aggregation of Macrobrochis gigas (Walker, 1854) in southern India (Lepidoptera, Erebidae, Arctiinae, Lithosiini). Tropical Lepidoptera Research, pp.78-80.

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Anonymous. 2022. Macrobrochis gigas (Walker, 1854). In Sondhi, S., Y. Sondhi, P. Roy and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Moths of India, v. 3.30. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.
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