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Lepidoptera > Noctuoidea > Erebidae > Erebinae > Hulodini > Speiredonia

Speiredonia obscura (Cramer, [1780])

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Tamil Nadu
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Numerous similar species of Speiredonia; best separated by male genitalia. 
  1. Phalaena Noctua obscura Cramer, 1780. Uitlandsche Kapellen, 3: 146.
  2. Phalaena Noctua zamis Stoll, 1790, Uitlandsche Kapellen, 5: 262.
  3. Ommatophora albifascia Walker, 1865, List Specimens lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus., 33: 947. TL: Sri Lanka. Text at 
  4. MOT Vol. 3, Part 2, Pl. 16/11 (erroneously mentioned as Pl. 16/10). 
  5. Zilli, A., J. D. Holloway & W. Hogenes, 2005.. An overview of the genus Speiredonia with description of seven new species (Insecta, Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). Aldrovandia 1:17-36.
Incorrectly identified as Speiredonia cymosema (Hampson, 1926) on the website. Corrected on 23 April 2021. 

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Cite this page along with its URL as:
Anonymous. 2022. Speiredonia obscura (Cramer, [1780]). 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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