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Aiteta musculina Walker, 1856

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Aiteta Walker, 1856 species known from India (Joshi et al. 2021). 
Aiteta apriformis (Walker, 1857). India (Maharashtra, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh); Sri Lanka. 
Aiteta brooksi Holloway, 1976. India (Andaman Is.). 
Aiteta damnipennis (Walker, 1865). Indian subregion. 
Aiteta musculina Walker, 1856. India (Jharkhand, Bihar, Sikkim, Uttarakhand, Chhattisgarh, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka); Sri Lanka; Nepal. Aiteta trunctata (Walker, 1858) is treated as a synonym.  
Aiteta rufoflava (Walker, [1857]). India (Bihar, Jharkhand, Sikkim, Uttarakhand, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Maharashtra).
Aiteta rufula Warren, 1912. India (Meghalaya:TL)). 
Aiteta trigoniphora (Hampson, 1898). India (Meghalaya:TL), Himalayan region). 

  1. OD: Aiteta musculina Walker, 1856. List of the Specimens of lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum, 9: 131. 
  2. Brada truncata Walker, 1858. List of the specimens of lepidopterous insects in the collection of the British Museum, Vol 15 pg 1666, #1. TL: Sri Lanka. Text at
  3. Hampson, G. F. 1894. The Fauna of British India including Ceylon and Burma. Moths, Vol. 2. Taylor & Francis, London. Arctiidae, Agrostidae, Noctuidae 609 p - 325 419 #2324 as Capotena truncata.
  4. Haruta, T. (Ed.). 1994. Moths of Nepal. Part 3. TINEA. Vol. 14 (Supplement 1). The Japan Heterocerists’ Society, Tokyo. Pl. 86/34. 
  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. 28/8-10.
  6. Chandra, K., Kumar, V., Singh, N., Raha, A., Sanyal, A.K. 2019. Assemblages of Lepidoptera in Indian Himalaya through long term monitoring plots. Zoological Survey of India, Kolkata, 1-457 pp. Pl. 140/1.
  7. Joshi, R., Singh, N. and Kuni, N., 2021. A catalogue of Nolidae Bruand, 1846 from India (Lepidoptera, Noctuoidea). Zootaxa, 5034(1), pp.1-112. Figure 2. 
 Notes: Listed as Aiteta truncata (Walker, 1858) on Moths of India. Changed to Aiteta musculina Walker, 1856 on 4 Nov 2021 (SS). Aiteta truncata is a junior synonym to Aiteta musculina (Kononenko & Pinratana 2013; Joshi et al. 2021).

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Anonymous. 2022. Aiteta musculina 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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