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Lepidoptera > Noctuoidea > Erebidae > Arctiinae > Arctiini > Spilosomina > Areas

Areas galactina (Hoeven, 1840)

Indian and global distribution:
Areas galactina orientalis Walker, 1855 Himalayas, Himachal Pradesh and eastwards. Meghalaya and Nagaland.

Note ssp. khasiana does not occur in the Khasi hills, but instead occurs in West Yunnan, West Sichuan and possibly SE Tibet and Northern Myanmar. (Dubatolov et al, 2009)

Outside India this species is distributed in mountainous areas of the oriental region including central China, the Philippines and Indonesia (Dubatolov et al, 2009).
records (based on images):
Sexual, seasonal & individual variation:
Status, Habitat and Habits:
Adult moth observations that have been databased:
Arunachal Pradesh
Himachal Pradesh
Samdrup Jongkhar Dzongkhag
All states
Similiar species:
List of Areas Walker, 1855 known from India.
Areas galactina (Hoeven, 1840), India (Indian Himalayas, Meghalaya, Andaman Islands Nagaland, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Manipur, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh).
Areas (Melanareas) imperialis (Kollar, [1844]), India (NW Himalayas, Sikkim, Nagaland, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh).
  1. Dubatolov, V.V. , P.G. Haynes & Y. Kishida. 2009. Subspecies of Areas galactina (Hoeven, 1840) (Lepidoptera, Arctiidae): 25 years after H. Inoue's review. Tinea 20 (5): 316-329. Accessed online August 2015.
  2. OD: Areas orientalis Walker, 1855; List Spec. Lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. 3658TL: N.India. Text at [accessed 26 January 2018]

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Anonymous. 2022. Areas galactina (Hoeven, 1840). 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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