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Marumba indicus (Walker, 1856)

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List of Marumba Moore, known from India.
Marumba cristata (Butler, 1875), Himachal Pradesh (Smetacek, 2004), Karnataka (Melicharetal.,2012), Punjab (Pathiana et al., 2014), Sikkim (Raina and Khan, 2017).
Marumba dyras (Walker, 1856), Karnataka (Ghoparde et al., 2013), Punjab (Pathiana et al., 2014), Tamil Nadu (Iyer and Kitching, 2019).
Marumba gaschkewitschii irata (Joicey and Kaye, 1917), Himalayan region (Sanyal et al., 2018).
Marumba indicus (Walker, 1856), Karnataka (Ghoparde et al., 2013), Maharashtra (Subhalakshmi et al., 2011).
Marumba irata Joicey & Kaye, 1917, Manipur, Nagaland (Vaidya et al., 2015).
Marumba juvencus (Rothschild & Jordan, 1912), Jammu and Kashmir (Ganai et al., 2020).
Marumba nympha Rothschild & Jordan, 1903, Karnataka (Ghoparde et al., 2013),Kerala (Mathew et al., 2018), Maharashtra (Subhalakshmi et al., 2011),Tamil Nadu (Iyer and Kitching, 2019).
Marumba poliotis Hampson, 1911, Karnataka (Kitching, I.J. 2020), Maharashtra (Subhalakshmi et al., 2011).
Marumba saishiuana Okamoto, 1924, Nagaland (Kitching et al. (2017).
Marumba sperchius (Ménétriés, 1857), Uttarakhand (Sondhi and Sondhi, 2016), Nepal.
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Lepidoptera > Bombycoidea > Sphingidae > Smerinthinae > Sichiini > Marumba

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Anonymous. 2022. Marumba indicus (Walker, 1856). 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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