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Lepidoptera > Drepanoidea > Drepanidae > Drepaninae > Oretini > Oreta

Oreta suffusa Walker, 1855

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Oreta Walker, 1855 species known from Indian subcontinent.
Oreta ancora Chu & Wang, 1987. Arunachal Pradesh.
Oreta eminens (Bryk, 1943). Myanmar.
Oreta extensa Walker, 1855. NE India. 
Oreta fuscopurpurea Inoue, 1956. Arunachal Pradesh. 
Oreta griseotincta Hampson, [1893]. E. Himalaya; Nepal. 
Oreta insignis (Butler, 1877). Arunachal Pradesh.
Oreta obtusa Walker, 1855. N. India; Myanmar. 
Oreta pavaca Moore, [1866]. Himalayas. 
Oreta sanguinea Moore, 1879. Himalayas.
Oreta suffusa Walker, 1855. S. India; Sri Lanka. 
Oreta vatama Moore, [1866]. Himalayas. 
 
References:
  1. Oreta suffusa Walker, 1855; List Spec. Lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. 5: 1167; TL: Ceylon. Text at https://archive.org/stream/listofspecimenso46brit#page/1167/mode/1up
  2. Oreta violacea Hampson, 1891. Ill. typical Spec. Lep. Het. Colln Br. Mus. 8: 9; TL: [S.India] Nilgiris. Text at https://archive.org/details/illustrationsoft08brituoft/page/9/mode/1up?view=theater.
  3. Watson, A. 1967. Bull. Br. Mus. Nat. Hist. (Ent), 19(3): 200-201. Text at https://archive.org/details/bulletinofbritis19entoond/page/199/mode/1up?view=theater. Lists Oreta suffusa from S. India and Sri Lanka. 
  4. Hampson, G. F. [1893]. The Fauna of British India including Ceylon and Burma. Moths, Vol. 1. Taylor & Francis, London. Pp. xxiii + 527. Saturniidae to Hypsidae 527 p - 333 fig. pg. 348. Listed as a form of Oreta extensa; states that suffusa is duller and suffused with brown. 
  5. Joshi, R., Singh, N., László, G.M. and J. Ahmad. 2020. An Updated Checklist of Superfamily Drepanoidea (Lepidoptera) from India. Records of the Zoological Survey of India, 120(1), pp.1-24. Lists Oreta obliquilinea as a synonym of Oreta obtusa. 

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Anonymous. 2021. Oreta suffusa Walker, 1855. In Sondhi, S., Y. Sondhi, P. Roy and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Moths of India, v. 2.61. Indian Foundation for Butterflies. http://www.mothsofindia.org/sp/357958/Oreta-suffusa
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