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Lepidoptera > Noctuoidea > Erebidae > Erebidae incertae sedis > Pseudosphetta

Pseudosphetta moorei (Cotes & Swinhoe, 1887)

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Adult moth observations that have been databased:
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Kerala
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Similiar species:
Pseudosphetta fissigna Hampson, 1926

https://www.mothsofborneo.com/part-15-16/miscellaneous_vi/miscellaneousvi_5_1.php
for extralimital P. fissisigna. Roger Kendrick states FW reniform stigma is apically tridentate in fissisigna, bidentate in moorei. 
References:
  1. Sphetta moorei Cotes & Swinhoe, 1887. Catalogue of the Moths of India: 172. TL: Darjeeling, West Bengal. 
  2. Sphetta apicalis Moore, 1879. Proc. zool. Soc. Lond., 1879: 455, praeocc. 
  3. Haruta, T. (Ed.). 1993. Moths of Nepal. Part 2. TINEA. Vol. 13 (Supplement 3). The Japan Heterocerists’ Society, Tokyo.Pl. 53/8. 
  4. Kendrick, R. 2002. Moths (insecta : lepidoptera) of Hong Kong. Pl. 37/25.
  5. 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. Pl. 18/20. 
  6. Sondhi, Y., S. Sondhi, S. R. Pathour, & K. Kunte. 2018. Moth diversity (Lepidoptera: Heterocera) of Shendurney and Ponmudi in Agastyamalai Biosphere Reserve, Kerala, India, with notes on new records. Tropical Lepidoptera Research, 28(2). Image 133.
  7. https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/202708-Pseudosphetta moorei
  8. https://www.mothsofborneo.com/part-15-16/miscellaneous_vi/miscellaneousvi_5_2.php

 


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Anonymous. 2021. Pseudosphetta moorei (Cotes & Swinhoe, 1887). In Sondhi, S., Y. Sondhi, P. Roy and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Moths of India, v. 2.61. Indian Foundation for Butterflies. http://www.mothsofindia.org/sp/357575/Pseudosphetta-moorei
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