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Alphaea imbuta (Walker, 1855)

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List of Alphaea Walker, 1855 known from India.
Alphaea fulvohirta Walker, 1855, India (West Bengal, Sikkim, Assam, Himachal Pradesh, Assam,
Arunachal Pradesh).
Alphaea (Flavalphaea) impleta (Walker, 1864), India (West Bengal, Sikkim, Assam, Meghalaya, NW Himalayas, Arunachal Pradesh).
Alphaea (Flavalphaea) khasiana (Rothschild, 1910), India (Meghalaya).
Alphaea (Nayaca) florescens (Moore, 1879), India (Sikkim, Assam, West Bengal, Arunachal Pradesh).
Alphaea (Nayaca) imbuta (Walker, 1855), India (NW Himalayas, West Bengal, Assam, Sikkim).
Alphaea (Nayaca) rothschildi Dubatolov & Kishida, 2005, India (Sikkim, Meghalaya).
  1. OD: Arctia imbuta Walker, 1855; List Spec. Lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. 3: 614; TL: Himalayas [Sikkim?]
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  4. Dubatolov, V. V. & Y. Kishida, 2004. Review of the genus Alphaea Walker, 1855 (Lepidoptera: Arctiidae). Tinea 18 (4): 241–252.
  5. Hampson, G. F. 1894. The Fauna of British India including Ceylon and Burma. Moths, Vol. 2. Taylor & Francis, London. Arctiidae, Agrostidae, Noctuidae 609 p - 325 figs. Pg. 21, # 1215.


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Anonymous. 2022. Alphaea imbuta (Walker, 1855) . In Sondhi, S., Y. Sondhi, P. Roy and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Moths of India, v. 3.21. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.
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