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Lepidoptera > Noctuoidea > Erebidae > Erebinae > Catocalini > Entomogramma

Entomogramma torsa Guenée, 1852

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Adult moth observations that have been databased:
Arunachal Pradesh
Tamil Nadu
All states
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Based on Hampson, E. fautrix and torsa (erroneously listed as tortum in Hampson) are separated as under:

E. torsa is reddish-brown without the fuscous tinge present in fautrix. Spot at end of cell is outlined with black in torsa. FW post-medial line is highly dentate in torsa and slightly waved in fautrix.

E. fautrix: antennae of male ciliated without a ridge of scales at base. E. torsa: antennae of pectinated with uniserrate branches to two-thirds of length, basal part thickened with ridge of scales above. 
  1. Entomogramma fautrix Guenée, 1852; Hist. nat. Ins., Spec. gén. Lépid. 7 (Noct. 3): 204; TL: Silhet OD for torsa and fautrix in French here [accessed 12 June 2017] 
  2. Hampson, G. 1894. The Fauna of British India including Ceylon and Burma. Moths, Vol. 2. Taylor & Francis, London. Arctiidae, Agrostidae, Noctuidae 609 p - 325 figs. pg 532, # 2591. 
  3. Kononenko, V. S. & A. Pinratana. 2005. Moths of Thailand, Volume 3: Noctuidae. An Illustrated Catalogue of the Noctuidae (Lepidoptera) in Thailand: Part 1: Herminiinae, Rivulinae, Hypeninae, Catocalinae, Aganainae, Euteliinae, Stictopterinae, Plusiinae, Pantheinae, Acronictinae and Agaristinae. Pl 24 4-5. 
  4. Haruta, T. (Ed.). 1994. Moths of Nepal. Part 3. TINEA. Vol. 14 (Supplement 1). The Japan Heterocerists’ Society, Tokyo. 87/23. 
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Lepidoptera > Noctuoidea > Erebidae > Erebinae > Catocalini > Entomogramma

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Anonymous. 2022. Entomogramma torsa Guenée, 1852. 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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