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Lepidoptera > Noctuoidea > Erebidae > Boletobiinae > Aventiini > Ataboruza

Ataboruza divisa (Walker, 1862)

Indian and global distribution:
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Adult moth observations that have been databased:
Tamil Nadu
West Bengal
All states
Similiar species:
Ataboruza Holloway, 2009 species known from the Indian subcontinent. 
Ataboruza discisigna (Warren, 1913). Sri Lanka. 
Ataboruza divisa (Walker, 1862). Indo-Australian tropics. 
Ataboruza lauta (Butler, 1878). Indian subregion. 
Ataboruza stragulata (Pagenstecher, 1900). Indo-Australian tropics.

Ataboruza lauta (Butler, 1878) is reliably separated from A. divisa by examining genitalia. 
This species was previously considered a synonym of A. divisa, but designated a separate species by Holloway, Moths of Borneo, Part 13. Vide MOB  "the forewing postmedial in divisa is irregular, and the ground colour is a dark brown. The wings of lauta are a "medium pinkish brown" and that the p-m fascia is "regular with a duller brown distal component". [accessed 05 September 2020] for A. lauta

  1. Selenis divisa Walker, 1862. Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. (3) 1107; TL: Hindostan. Text at
  2. Selenis semilux Walker, 1865. List Spec. Lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. 33: 1069; TL: Ceylon. Text at
  3. Haruta, T. (Ed.). 1993. Moths of Nepal Part 2. TINEA. Vol. 13 (Supplement 3). The Japan Heterocerists’ Society, Tokyo.Pl. 43/37 as Oruza divisa.
  4. Kononenko, V. S. & A. Pinratana. 2013. Moths of Thailand, Volume 3: Noctuoidea Part 2: Addendum to Vol. 3, Part 1, Families Erebidae, Nolidae, Euteliidae, Noctuidae and Checklist. Brothers of St. Gabriel in Thailand, Bangkok. 625 pp. + 55 pls. Part 2, Pl. 9/39.
  5. [accessed 05 September 2020]







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Anonymous. 2022. Ataboruza divisa (Walker, 1862). 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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