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Lepidoptera > Gelechioidea > Oecophoridae > Oecophorinae > Tonicini > Tonica

Tonica niviferana (Walker, 1864)

Indian and global distribution:
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Adult moth observations that have been databased:
West Bengal
All states
Similiar species:
Tonica Walker, 1864 species in the Indian subcontinent
Tonica barrowi (Bingham, 1907). Myanmar.
Tonica gypsopis Meyrick, 1928. Andamans.
Tonica niviferana (Walker, 1864). India, Sri Lanka. 

  1. OD : Binsitta niviferana, Walker, 1864; List of the specimens of lepidopterous insects in the collection of the British Museum, pg 832. Text at
  2. Kendrick, R. 2002. Moths (Insecta : Lepidoptera) of Hong Kong. Plate 3/14. 
  4. Shubhalaxmi, V. 2018. Birdwing Field Guide to Indian Moths, 1st Edition. Birdwing Publishers, India, 461pp. Plate 155/6.
  5. Treatment of both family/subfamily for this genus is unclear.

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Cite this page along with its URL as:
Sankararaman, H. 2021. Tonica niviferana (Walker, 1864). In Sondhi, S., Y. Sondhi, P. Roy and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Moths of India, v. 2.61. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.
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