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Lepidoptera > Noctuoidea > Erebidae > Arctiinae > Lithosiini > Lithosiina > Katha

Katha conformis (Walker, 1854)

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List of Katha Moore, 1878 known from India.
Katha conformis (Walker), 1854, India (NW Himalayas, Meghalaya, Sikkim, Mizoram).
Katha montana Bucsek, 2012, India (Arunachal Pradesh).
Katha spinoapex N. Singh & Kirti, 2016, India (Sikkim).
Katha volynkini Joshi & N. Singh, 2018, India (Meghalaya, Mizoram).
  1. OD: Lithosia conformis Walker, 1854. List Spec. Lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. 2: 509. Text at at [accessed 08 June 2021]
  2. Lithosia nigrifrons Moore, 1872. Proceedings of the general meetings for scientific business of the Zoological Society of London, Pg 572. 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 figs. Pg 83, # 1358. Listed as Lithosia conformis with only female described. 
  4. Ilema conformis Hampson, G. F. (1900). Catalogue of the Arctiidae (Nolinae, Lithosianae) in the collection of the British Museum in Catalogue of the Lepidoptera, Phalaenae in the British Museum, Vol II, # 285, pg 146. 
  5. Dubatolov, V.V.; Y. Kishida & M. Wang, 2012. New records of lichen-moths from the Nanling Mts., Guangdong, South China, with descriptions of new genera and species (Lepidoptera: Arctiidae: Lithosiinae). Tinea 22 (1): 25-52. Fig 4. 
  6. Kirti, J.S. & N. Singh. 2015. Arctiid Moths of India. Vol. 1, pp 1-205. Nature Books of India, New Delhi. pg 127. 
  7. Joshi, R., Singh, N. and Singh, J., 2018. Description of a new Katha species from India, with a key to the Oriental species (Lepidoptera, Erebidae, Arctiinae). Zootaxa, 4407(3), pp.435-442. Figure 2. 

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Anonymous. 2022. Katha conformis (Walker, 1854). 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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