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Lepidoptera > Noctuoidea > Erebidae > Aganainae > Digama

Digama insulana Felder, 1868

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  1. OD: Digama insulana Felder, 1868. Verh. zool.-bot. Ges. Wien 18 (1-2): 285. Text at
  2. Hampson, G. F. [1893]. 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. 505, # 1156 as Digama insulana
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Notes: Reverted back to genus as Digama from Sommeria on 14 July 2021 based on [accessed 22 November 2021]. Digama insulana holotype is a female. However, Hampson [1893] mentions that males of insulana, fasciata and marchallii have bipectinated antennae, with terminal one-fifth being ciliated. Hence images on MOI with bipectinate antennae are assumed to be males of this species. 

Lepidoptera > Noctuoidea > Erebidae > Aganainae > Digama

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Anonymous. 2022. Digama insulana Felder, 1868. In Sondhi, S., Y. Sondhi, P. Roy and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Moths of India, v. 3.30. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.
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