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Lepidoptera > Noctuoidea > Erebidae > Erebinae > Hulodini > Lacera

Lacera noctilio (Fabricius, 1794)

Indian and global distribution:
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Sexual, seasonal & individual variation:
Status, Habitat and Habits:
Adult moth observations that have been databased:
Tamil Nadu
All states
Similiar species:
Lacera procellosa Butler, 1879 has white finger-like marking parallel to dorsum of FW, while in noctilio, it is somewhat perpendicular to dorsum.

Lacera Guenée, 1852 species known from India
Lacera alope (Cramer, [1780]). India; Sri Lanka; Myanmar.
Lacera noctilio (Fabricius, 1794). Indian subregion.
Lacera procellosa Butler, 1879. India; Nepal.
Lacera uniformis Holloway, 1979. Indian subregion.

  1. OD: Noctua noctilio Fabricius, 1794. Ent. Sys. 3 (2): 12. TL: India. 
  2. Lacera capella Guenée, 1852. In Boisduval & Guenée, Hist. nat. Insectes (Lepid) 7:337.
  3. Kononenko, V. S. & A. Pinratana. 2005. Moths of Thailand, Volume 3: Noctuidae. An Illustrated Catalogue of the Noctuidae (Lepidoptera) in Thailand: Part 1: Herminiinae, Rivulinae, Hypeninae, Catocalinae, Aganainae, Euteliinae, Stictopterinae, Plusiinae, Pantheinae, Acronictinae and Agaristinae. Brothers of St. Gabriel in Thailand, Bangkok. 261 pp. + 45 pls. Pg. 38, Pl. 9/21-23 
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Anonymous. 2022. Lacera noctilio (Fabricius, 1794). 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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