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Lepidoptera > Lasiocampoidea > Lasiocampidae > Lasiocampinae > Odonestini > Odonestis

Odonestis bheroba Moore, 1858-1859

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Odonestis species in India

Odonestis prunio berthueri Nepal, NE India

Odonestis erectilinea erectilinea NE India

Odonestis bheroba bheroba Sri Lanka, NE India, Nepal

Odonestis vita indica NE India (Bengal, Meghalaya), Bangladesh

Odonestis ceylonica S. India (Karnataka), Sri Lanka

Odonestis belli coast of SW India

Odonestis filigranica Andamans
Based on 
Sergeev & Zolotuhin, 2009 and Hampson, 1992. 
Best separated by genitalia. 

For Odonestis bheroba bheroba, based on Sergeev & Zolotuhin, 2009
The forewing is almost triangular; ground colour is dark carmine red and external margin is with bluish or greyish suffusion; forewing postmedial fascia is strong, slightly but distinctly curved, dark and without whitish outline, antemedial fascia is absent or very weak; discal spot is white, round, mostly flecked with dark scales. Hindwings are darker, without distinct pattern.

  1. OD: Odonestis bheroba Moore, 1858-1859, Cat. lepid. Insects Mus. Hist. East-India House 2: 424, pl. 12a, fig. 5. Type locality: [India] Darjeeling. 
  2. Sergeev, A. I. & V. V. Zolotuhin. 2009. A review of the genus Odonestis Germar, 1812 with descriptions of two new species and one new subspecies (Lepidoptera, Lasiocampidae). Atalanta 41 (3/4): 375-396. Pg. 390. Pl. 14/10, 13, 14. 
  3. [accessed 03 January 2020]
  5. Hampson, G. F. 1892. The Fauna of British India including Ceylon and Burma. Moths, Vol. 1 Taylor & Francis, London. Pp. xxiii + 527. Saturniidae to Hypsidae 527 p - 333 fig. Pg. 413, # 917 as Arguda bheroba

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Anonymous. 2021. Odonestis bheroba Moore, 1858-1859 . 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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