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Lepidoptera > Noctuoidea > Erebidae > Arctiinae > Lithosiini > Cisthenina > Aemene

Aemene sagittifera Moore, 1888

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Adult moth observations that have been databased:
Himachal Pradesh
All states
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Checklist of Aemene Walker, 1854 from India and their distribution
Aemene albisparsa Hampson; (NE India)
Aemene amnaea (Swinhoe); (NE India)
Aemene flavescens Hampson ;(NE India)
Aemene fulvocincta (Hampson); (India)
Aemene guttulosana Walker ; (India, Sri Lanka)
Aemene maculifascia Moore ; (NE India, W China).
Aemene mesozonata (Hampson, 1898); (NE India, Thailand, Malay Peninsula)
Aemene nilgirica Hampson, 1891; (S India; Sri Lanka). 
Aemene nocturna (Hampson); (NE India). 
Aemene quinquefascia Hampson; (S India).

Aemene sagittifera Moore, 1888. TL: Dharmsala, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Sikkim. 
Aemene seriata Hampson, 1900; (NE India, Thailand)
Aemene sordida (Butler, 1877); (Sri Lanka, India, China, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam). 
Aemene spotoptera Singh & Kirti, sp. nov. ; (Karnataka).
Aemene subcinerea Moore ; (N India).

Aemene tau (Heylaerts, 1891); (Sri Lanka, India, Thailand, Java). 
Aemene taprobanis Walker, 1854; (Sri Lanka, India, Nepal, W and SW China). 
Aemene tenebrosa Moore, 1878; India.
Source: Volynkin et al, 2017; Arctiid Moths of India, Vol 2. 
  1. Aemene sagittifera Moore, 1888. Proceedings of the general meetings for scientific business of the Zoological Society of London, 1888 pg 392. TL: Dharmsala, Himachal Pradesh. Text at
  2. Siccia sagittifera Hampson, 1900, Cat. Lep. Phalaenae Br. Mus. 2: 392, f. 305. 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 93, #1391.
  4.  Seitz,A. (Ed.). The Macrolepidoptera of the World, Vol 2 pg 53 & Pl 17c as Siccia sagittifera.
  5. Volynkin, A.V., Černý, K. and Ivanova, M.S., 2017. Description of a new Aemene Walker, 1854 from North Thailand and Myanmar, with a checklist of the genus (Lepidoptera, Erebidae, Arctiinae). Zootaxa, 4306(3), pp. 444-450.
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Anonymous. 2021. Aemene sagittifera Moore, 1888. In Sondhi, S., Y. Sondhi, P. Roy and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Moths of India, v. 2.61. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.
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