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Ophiusa tirhaca (Cramer, [1777]) – Green Drab

Common English Name: Green Drab
Indian and global distribution:
records (based on images):
Sexual, seasonal & individual variation:
Status, Habitat and Habits:
Adult moth observations that have been databased:
Arunachal Pradesh
Himachal Pradesh
Madhya Pradesh
Tamil Nadu
All states
Similiar species:
Ophiusa Ochsenheimer, 1816 species known from the Indian subcontinent. 
Ophiusa alticola (Hampson, 1913). Himachal Pradesh.
Ophiusa disjungens (Walker, 1858). India; Sri Lanka.
Ophiusa discriminans (Walker, 1858). India; Sri Lanka.
Ophiusa indistincta (Moore, 1882). Khasi Hills, Meghalaya.
Ophiusa olista (Swinhoe, 1893). Indian Himalayas; Nepal. 
Ophiusa mejanesi (Guenée, 1852). India. 
Ophiusa tirhaca (Cramer, [1777]). India; Nepal; Sri Lanka. 
Ophiusa trapezium (Guenée, 1852). India; Nepal; Sri Lanka.
Ophiusa triphaenoides (Walker, 1858). India; Nepal; Sri Lanka. 
Ophiusa tumidilinea Walker, 1858. N. India.
  1. OD: Phalaena tirhaca Cramer, [1777]. Uitl. Kapellen 2 (9-16): 116, pl. 172, f. E; TL: Cape of Good Hope. 
  2. Goff, R. African Moths. Website accessed 25 August 2015.
  3. Hampson, G. 1894. Moths 2. Arctiidae, Agrostidae, Noctuidae 609 p - 325 figs, # 2516, pg 503 as Ophiusa tirrhaca
  4. Haruta, T. (Ed.). 1993. Moths of Nepal. Part 2. TINEA. Vol. 13 (Supplement 3). The Japan Heterocerists’ Society, Tokyo. Pl. 45/12. 
  5. Gurule, S & S. M. Nikam. 2013. The moths (Lepidoptera: Heterocera) of northern Maharashtra: a preliminary checklist. Journal of Threatened Taxa 5(12): 4693–4713; [accessed 25 August 2021]. Image 135. 
  6. 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. Image 127.7. 

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Mudassar. 2022. Ophiusa tirhaca (Cramer, [1777]) – Green Drab. 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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