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Lepidoptera > Pyraloidea > Crambidae > Spilomelinae > Orthospila

Orthospila orissusalis (Walker, 1859)

Indian and global distribution:
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Adult moth observations that have been databased:
Arunachal Pradesh
All states
Similiar species:
Orthospila Warren, 1890 species known from the Indian subcontinent.
Orthospila onustalis (Snellen, 1890). India (TL: Sikkim). 
Orthospila orissusalis (Walker, 1859). India. 
Orthospila plutusalis (Walker, 1859).  India (mainland, Andaman Is.). 
Orthospila tigrina (Moore, 1886). Sri Lanka (TL). 

  1. Botys nigrilinealis Walker, [1866]. List Spec. Lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. 34: 1410; TL: Sula Islands. Text at
  2. Haritala tigrina Moore, [1886]. Lepid. Ceylon 3 (3): 312, pl. 182, f. 5. Text at Plate at
  3. Hampson, G. 1896. The Fauna of British India including Ceylon and Burma. Moths, Vol.4. Taylor & Francis, London. Pyralidae 594 p - 287 figs. Pg. 308, # 4898 as Dichocrocis nigrilinealis
  4. Kendrick, R. 2002. Moths (insecta : lepidoptera) of Hong Kong. Plate 17/13. 
Note: Orthospila orissusalis (Walker, 1859) is the correct taxon based on [accessed 14 November 2021]  [accessed 16 September 2018] Dichocrocis nigrilinealis, Haritala tigrina are junior synonyms, as is Dichocrocis tigrina.

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Anonymous. 2021. Orthospila orissusalis (Walker, 1859). In Sondhi, S., Y. Sondhi, P. Roy and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Moths of India, v. 2.63. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.
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