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Lepidoptera > Pyraloidea > Crambidae > Acentropinae > Elophila

Elophila scitalis (Swinhoe, 1885)

Indian and global distribution:
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Adult moth observations that have been databased:
Andhra Pradesh
Madhya Pradesh
Tamil Nadu
All states
Similiar species:
Elophila Hübner, 1822 species known from the Indian subcontinent. 
Elophila difflualis (Snellen, [1880]). India: Kolkata, West Bengal, Mumbai, Maharashtra.
Elophila melagynalis (Agassiz, 1978). Sri Lanka.
Elophila palliolatalis (Swinhoe, 1890). Myanmar.
Elophila scitalis (Swinhoe, 1885). India: Mumbai, Maharashtra.
  1. Hydrocampa scitalis Swinhoe, 1895. Proc. Zool. Soc. Lond. Pg. 869. TL: Bombay. Text at
  2. Hampson, G. F. 1896. The Fauna of British India including Ceylon and Burma. Moths, Vol.4. Taylor & Francis, London. Pyralidae 594 p - 287 figs. Pg. 317, #4927 as Nacoleia scitalis.
Lepindex lists as Lamprosema scitalis Swinhoe, 1895, while [accessed 21 February 2021] lists as Elophila scitalis (Swinhoe, 1885). Taxonomic position needs clarification. 



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Anonymous. 2022. Elophila scitalis (Swinhoe, 1885) . 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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