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Lepidoptera > Drepanoidea > Drepanidae > Oretinae > Neoreta

Neoreta castanea (Hampson, 1891)

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  1. Oreta castanea Hampson, 1891. Ill. Lep. Het. Brit. Mus. 8:9, pg. 62, pl. 141:17. Text at Plate at [accessed 09 February 2021]
  2. Oreta rotundipex Hampson, 1891. Ill. typical Spec. Lep. Het. Colln Br. Mus. 89; TL: Nilgiris. Text at
  3. Cyclura castanea Watson, 1967, Bull. Br. Mus. nat. Hist. (Ent) 19 (3)215. Text at
  4. Song, W.H., Xue, D.Y. and Han, H.X., 2012. Revision of Chinese Oretinae (Lepidoptera, Drepanidae). Zootaxa, 3445(1), pp.1-36. 

Song et al. 2012 suggest that this should be Neoreta castanea (Hampson, 1891). Older literature (Holloway, 1998) lists this genus as Amphitorna


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Anonymous. 2021. Neoreta castanea (Hampson, 1891). In Sondhi, S., Y. Sondhi, P. Roy and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Moths of India, v. 2.61. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.
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