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Altha subnotata (Walker, 1865)

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Adult moth observations that have been databased:
Madhya Pradesh
West Bengal
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Altha nivea (see Solovyev & Witt,  2009. Pl 7/Fig 5, pg 51) has more elongate forewings, larger grey or yellowish spots, single outer marginal black spot on forewing. However, the double marginal black spot of subnotata appears to be variable. In live individuals, subnotata is more silvery white, while nivea is brownish white. This needs reconfirmation. Wing shape is a better indicator between nivea and subnotata.
  1. OD: Belgoraea subnotata Walker, 1865. List. Lep. Ins. Br. Mus. 32: 497. Text at
  2. Haruta, T. (Ed.). 1992-2000. Moths of Nepal. TINEA. Vol. 13 (Supplement 2). The Japan Heterocerists’ Society, Tokyo. Pl. 39/7.
  3. Solovyev, A.V. & T.J. Witt. 2009. The Limacodidae of Vietnam. Entomofauna Supplement 16: 33-229. pdf  Plate 7, Fig 6, Pg. 53.
  4. Digital Moths of Asia. [accessed 14 Sep 2016]

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Cite this page along with its URL as:
Singh, R. 2022. Altha subnotata (Walker, 1865). 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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