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Eligma narcissus (Cramer, [1775]) – Ailanthus Defoliator

Indian and global distribution:
records (based on images):
Sexual, seasonal & individual variation:
Status, Habitat and Habits:
Adult moth observations that have been databased:
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh
Tamil Nadu
All states
Similiar species:
  1. Cramer, P.1775. De uitlandsche kapellen, voorkomende in de drie waereld-deelen Asia, Africa en America. Pg. 116, plate LXXIII fg. E,F
  2. Hampson, G. 1894. The Fauna of British India including Ceylon and Burma. Moths, Vol. 2. Taylor & Francis, London. Arctiidae, Agrostidae, Noctuidae pg. 43, # 1257
  3. Inoue, H., Sugi, S., Kuroko, H., Moriuti, S. u. Kawabe, A. 1982. Moths of Japan. Vol. 2. 231 Farbtafeln, 161 Schwarz-Weiß-Tafeln, 552 S. Text. 1982. Kodansha Co. Ltd. Tokyo, pl 193/33.
  4. Ratnasingham, S. & Hebert, P. D. N. 2007. BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data System. [accessed 24 Dec 2015]
  5. Wikipedia contributors. Eligma narcissus [Internet]. Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia; 2014 Aug 15, 18:44 UTC [cited 2015 Dec 24]. Available from:

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Anonymous. 2022. Eligma narcissus (Cramer, [1775]) – Ailanthus Defoliator. 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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