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Oeonistis altica (Linnaeus, 1768)

Moths of Borneo (Holloway, 2001) says "True entella (syns. convoluta Fabricius, entelliola Hübner) appears to be restricted to S. India and Sri Lanka."
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Arunachal Pradesh
All states
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List of Oeonistis Hübner, [1819] 1816 known from India (Singh et al. 2021).  
Oeonistis altica (Linnaeus, 1768), India (NE India, Madhya Pradesh).
Oeonistis vithurensis N. Singh & Kirti, 2014, India (Kerala, Maharashtra).
Oeonistis entella (Cramer, 1779), India (Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, Arunachal Pradesh, Throughout

Oeonistis entella (Cramer, 1779) occurs in Sri Lanka and South India.
  1. OD: Phalaena (Noctua) altica Linnaeus, 1768. Amoenitates Acad. 7: 502
  2. Holloway, J. D. 2001. The Moths of Borneo. Part 7. Arctiidae: Lithosiinae. for O. altica,
  3. generic description [accessed 20 Feb 2016]
  4. web application at [accessed 20 Feb 2016]

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Anonymous. 2022. Oeonistis altica (Linnaeus, 1768). 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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