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Lepidoptera > Noctuoidea > Noctuidae > Pantheinae > Viridistria

Viridistria thoracica (Moore, 1879)

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Similar species V. striatovirens and V. viridipicta

The original description of viridipicta at The Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society, 14, 2: 202 (Ancara) (Holotype: male: India, Meghalaya,Khasis [NHM (BMNH), London]) seems quite similar to thoracica.

  1. OD: Donda thoracica Moore, F. 1879. Descriptions of new Indian lepidopterous insects from the collection of the late Mr. W. S. Atkinson. Asiatic Society of Bengal. Pg 161, Pl. 5/7. Text at
  3. Behounek & Kononenko, 2012: A revision of the "Belciana" viridipicta (Hampson, 1902) species group with description of a new genus and two new species from East Asia (Lepidoptera, Noctuidae: Pantheinae). Revision of Pantheinae, Contribution VII. Zootaxa3590 37-50. 



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Anonymous. 2022. Viridistria thoracica (Moore, 1879). 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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