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Lepidoptera > Noctuoidea > Nolidae > Chloephorinae > Careini > Carea

Carea nitida Hampson, 1894

Indian and global distribution:
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Sexual, seasonal & individual variation:
Status, Habitat and Habits:
Adult moth observations that have been databased:
Arunachal Pradesh
All states
Similiar species:
Carea Walker, [1857] species known from the Indian subcontinent
Carea angulata (Fabricius, 1793). Indian subregion. 
Carea albirufa Hampson, 1896. Sri Lanka. 
Carea albopurpurea Hampson, 1894. Sikkim, Khasis, Arunachal Pradesh; Nepal.
Carea dione Swinhoe, 1905. Khasi Hills, Meghalaya.
Carea internifusca Hampson, 1894. Khasi Hills, Meghalaya.
Carea nebulifera Warren, 1912. Khasi Hills, Meghalaya. 
Carea nitida Hampson, 1894. Sikkim. 
Carea obsolescens Moore, 1884. Bombay, Maharashtra.
Carea varipes Walker, [1857]. Indian subregion. 
Carea dione Swinhoe, 1905 is a similar species which has HW slightly suffused with red, while Carea nitida Hampson, 1894 has HW strongly suffused with red. 
  1. Carea nitida 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. 423. TL: Sikkim. Text at
  2. Hampson, G. F. 1905. Catalogue of the Noctuidae in the collection of the British Museum. Pg. 549. Text at for a key of Carea
  3. Haruta, T. (Ed.). 1995. Moths of Nepal. Part 4. TINEA. Vol. 14 (Supplement 2). The Japan Heterocerists’ Society, Tokyo.Pl. 114/22.

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Anonymous. 2022. Carea nitida Hampson, 1894. 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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