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Lepidoptera > Noctuoidea > Nolidae > Eariadinae > Earias

Earias insulana (Boisduval, 1833) – Egyptian Bollworm

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List of Earias Hübner, [1825] 1816 species known from India.
Earias apicebrunnea Warren, 1916. India (Meghalaya).
Earias biplaga Walker, 1866. India; Nepal.
Earias cupreoviridis (Walker, 1862) (Xanthoptera). India (Arunachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Maharashtra, Andamans, Nicobar Isl., Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Tripura); Sri Lanka; Nepal.
Earias flavida Felder, 1861. India (Nilgiris, Kerala, Karnataka, Jharkhand, Tamil Nadu); Sri Lanka, Nepal, Myanmar.
Earias insulana (Boisduval, 1833) (Tortrix). India (Madhya Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, Rajasthan); Sri Lanka; Myanmar.
Earias luteolaria Hampson, 1891. India (Bihar, Nagaland, Nilgiris, Andamans, Jharkhand, Nagaland, Tamil Nadu); Sri Lanka.
Earias pudicana Staudinger, 1887. India (Himachal Pradesh).
Earias roseifera Butler, 1881. India (Assam, Meghalaya).
Earias roseoviridis Sugi, 1982. India (Uttarakhand).
Earias venusta Warren, 1916. India (Himachal Pradesh).
Earias vittella (Fabricius, 1794) (Tinea). India (Sikkim, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, West Bengal, Odisha, South India, Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Andaman & Nicobar Island, Orissa, Kerala, Rajasthan, Bihar, Jharkhand); Pakistan; Sri Lanka; Nepal; Myanmar.
References:
  1. OD: Tortrix insulana Boisduval, 1833. Faun. Madag.:121, Pl. 16, f. 9. 
  2. 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. 133, # 1508. 
  3. Townsend, M. & P. Waring. 2007. Field Guide to the Moths of Great Britain and Ireland (2003). Pg. 144. 
  4. Kononenko, V. S. & A. Pinratana. 2013. Moths of Thailand, Volume 3: Noctuoidea Part 2: Addendum to Vol. 3, Part 1, Families Erebidae, Nolidae, Euteliidae, Noctuidae and Checklist. Pl. 31/9-10. 
  5. https://ukmoths.org.uk/species/earias-insulana
  6. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earias_insulana

 


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Anonymous. 2022. Earias insulana (Boisduval, 1833) – Egyptian Bollworm. In Sondhi, S., Y. Sondhi, P. Roy and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Moths of India, v. 3.30. Indian Foundation for Butterflies. http://www.mothsofindia.org/sp/356823/Earias-insulana
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