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Alcanola tympanistis (Hampson, 1900)

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Alcanola László, Ronkay and Witt, 2010 species known from India
Alcanola speideli László , G. Ronkay & Witt, 2010
Alcanola tympanistis (Hampson, 1900)

Alcanola speideli is more whitish colouration on FW, TL from Kerala. Best separated from Alcanola tympanistis by comparing genitalia. 
Alcanola obscurata László , G. Ronkay & Witt, 2010. Alcanola obscurata is best separated by genitalia, extralimital from Thailand.
  1. Melanographia tympanistis Hampson, 1900. Catalogue of Lepidoptera Phalanae in the British Museum, Vol II. Pg. 49, #101, fig. 13. Text at
  2. Melanographia tympanistis Hampson, 1900. JBNHS, vol. 14, pg. 114, # 1534, Fig.
  3. László, G.M., Ronkay, G., Witt, T.J. 2010. Contribution to the Nolinae (Lepidoptera, Noctuidae) fauna of North Thailand. Esperiana Buchreihe zur Entomologie 15: 7–126. Text at [accessed 05 May 2021]
  4. 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. 22, figs 3-4.
  5. Joshi, R., Singh, N. and Laszlo, G.M., 2019. An updated Checklist of subfamily Nolinae (Lepidoptera, Nolidae) from India. Records of the Zoological Survey of India, 119(3), pp.263-281.
  6. Joshi, R., Singh, N. and Kuni, N., 2021. A catalogue of Nolidae Bruand, 1846 from India (Lepidoptera, Noctuoidea). Zootaxa, 5034(1), pp.1-112.Fig. 36. 

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Anonymous. 2022. Alcanola tympanistis (Hampson, 1900). 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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