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Zythos avellanea (Prout, 1932)

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Similiar species:

Zythos turbata Walker, 1862

Per MOB:  Zythos turbata and Zythos avellanea have similar facies. The striated dark areas are a rusty, rather than blackish, brown in avellanea Prout, and the green medial band meets the forewing dorsum more broadly. The male genitalia are very different, as illustrated.

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  4. Haruta, T. (Ed.). 1994. Moths of Nepal. Part 3. TINEA. Vol. 14 (Supplement 1). The Japan Heterocerists’ Society, Tokyo. Pl. 67/15


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Anonymous. 2021. Zythos avellanea (Prout, 1932). 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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