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Oreta vatama Moore, 1866

Indian and global distribution:
ssp. vatama N.E. India, Sikkim, Bhutan, N.Myanmar  (Watson 1967)
ssp. luculenta N.W.India, Kashmir and Pakistan. (Watson 1967)
bj444 & bj445  first record for Himachal Pradesh.
records (based on images):
Sexual, seasonal & individual variation:
Status, Habitat and Habits:
Adult moth observations that have been databased:
Arunachal Pradesh
Himachal Pradesh
All states
Similiar species:
Oreta Walker, 1855 species known from Indian subcontinent.
Oreta ancora Chu & Wang, 1987. Arunachal Pradesh.
Oreta eminens (Bryk, 1943). Myanmar.
Oreta extensa Walker, 1855. NE India. 
Oreta fuscopurpurea Inoue, 1956. Arunachal Pradesh. 
Oreta griseotincta Hampson, [1893]. E. Himalaya; Nepal. 
Oreta insignis (Butler, 1877). Arunachal Pradesh.
Oreta obtusa Walker, 1855. N. India; Myanmar. 
Oreta pavaca Moore, [1866]. Himalayas. 
Oreta sanguinea Moore, 1879. Himalayas.
Oreta suffusa Walker, 1855. S. India; Sri Lanka. 
Oreta vatama Moore, [1866]. Himalayas. 
  1. OD: Oreta vatama Moore, [1866]. Proc. zool. Soc. Lond. 1865 (3)816; TL: Darjeeling
  2. Hampson, G. F. [1893]. The Fauna of British India including Ceylon and Burma. Moths, Vol. 1. Taylor & Francis, London. Pp. xxiii + 527. Saturniidae to Hypsidae, # 753, pg 349 as O. obtusa.
  3. Watson, A. 1967. A survey of the extra-Ethiopian Oretinae (Lepidoptera: Drepanidae). Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History), Entomology. v.19. pg.187, pl.5 fg.109
  4. Haruta, T. (Ed.). 1992. Moths of Nepal. Part 1. TINEA. Vol. 13 (Supplement 2). The Japan Heterocerists’ Society, Tokyo. pl.1, fg.29

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Anonymous. 2022. Oreta vatama Moore, 1866. 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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