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Zeheba aureata Moore, [1887]

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This is a species complex consisting of three similar species Zeheba aureata, lucidata and marginata; collectively the Zeheba lucidata complex. These species are best told apart by genitalia and phylogeny. Currently, the Himalayan populations are treated at aureata, while the populations from SE Asia are treated as lucidata. Reference notes at

Zeheba Moore, [1887] species known from India (Kirti et al 2019).  
Zeheba aureata Moore, [1887]. NE Himalaya. 
Zeheba aureatoides Holloway, 1993. Himalaya (Askot WLS, Uttarakhand, Bengal) (Sanyak et al 2017), Tamil Nadu (Iyer et al 2021). 
Zeheba lucidata (Walker, 1862). Andaman Is. 
Zeheba marginata Walker, 1866. Status in India needs confirmation. Though reported from India by numerous authors, Holloway states that marginata flies in Java and Bali. 

  1. OD: Zeheba aureata Moore, 1888; Descr. Indian lep. Atkinson (3): 263 from Darjeeling
  2. Hampson, G.F.  1895. The Fauna of British India including Ceylon and Burma. Moths, Vol.3. Taylor & Francis, London. Noctuidae (cont.) to Geometridae 546 p - 226 figs. Pg 201, # 3230 as Zeheba lucidata listing aureata and marginata as junior synonyms. 
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Anonymous. 2022. Zeheba aureata Moore, [1887]. 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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