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Lepidoptera > Noctuoidea > Erebidae > Arctiinae > Arctiini > Callimorphina > Utetheisa

Utetheisa spp.

There are at least three similar-looking Utethesia species known from India: Utethesia lotrix, U. pulchella and U. pulchelloidesUtethesia species show significant variability and are difficult to identify from images only. In many species of Utethesia, it is necessary to see the fore and hindwings of the species for a confirmed identification, which is difficult due to the normal sitting posture of this genus. In some cases, genitalia and/or barcoding are needed to separate species with certainty. This page shows a gallery of Utethesia spp. if these individuals are identified to the species level in the future, they will be moved to species pages. We would welcome feedback from experts who are able to provide an insight into species identities. Comments and feedback on the page or specific images can be provided by using the link at the bottom of the page and by quoting the specific media code provided in the image.
Indian and global distribution:
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Adult moth observations that have been databased:
Andhra Pradesh
Himachal Pradesh
Tamil Nadu
Uttar Pradesh
West Bengal
All states
Similiar species:
List of Utetheisa Hübner, [1819] 1816 known from India.
Utetheisa antennata (Swinhoe, 1893), India (Nicobar Islands).
Utetheisa lotrix (Cramer, 1779), India (Throughout India, Andaman & Nicobar, Chhattisgarh).
Utetheisa pulchella (Linnaeus, 1758), India (Andaman, Throughout India, Lakshadweep).
Utetheisa pulchelloides Hampson, 1907, India (North India to Rajasthan, Sikkim, Assam, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Orissa, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Throughout India including Madhya Pradesh,
Utetheisa (Pitasila) assamica De Vos, 2007, India (NE India, Assam).
Utetheisa (Pitasila) leucospilota (Moore, 1877), India (Andaman & Nicobar Islands).
Utetheisa (Pitasila) selecta (Walker, 1854), India (Andamans).
Utetheisa (Pitasila) varians (Walker, 1854), India (NE India, NW Himalayas, West Bengal, Sikkim).
Utetheisa (Pitasila) variolosa (Felder & Rogenhofer, [1869] 1874), India (Andaman & Nicobar Islands).

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Cite this page along with its URL as:
Anonymous. 2022. Utetheisa spp. . 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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