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Oreta fuscopurpurea Inoue, 1956

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Adult moth observations that have been databased:
Arunachal Pradesh
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In Oreta fuscopurpurea, the forewing apex is shorter, the outer margin below the apex is almost straight, the black patch on the tornal patch of the forewing is replaced by a broad black wavy line, pale pink scales are present on the forewing costa, apex and near the tornal patch, and white speckles are distinct on both angles of the cell on both wings.

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. 
  1. Oreta extensa fuscopurpurea Inoue, 1956; Check List Lep. Japan (4): 370. 
  2. Oreta extensa ab. fusco-purpurea Matsumura, 1927, J. Coll. Agr. Hokkaido Univ,. 19: 45. 
  3. Oreta fuscopurpurea Watson, 1967. Bull. Br. Mus. nat. Hist. (Ent) 19 (3): 201, pl. 8, f. 116-118, pl. 9, f. 120
  4. Song, W. H., Xue, D. Y., & H. X. Han. 2012. Revision of Chinese Oretinae (Lepidoptera, Drepanidae). Zootaxa 3445: 1-36.Pg. 25, Figure 47. 
  5. Sondhi, S. Karmakar, T., Sondhi, Y. & K. Kunte. 2021. Moths of Tale Wildlife Sanctuary, Arunachal Pradesh, India with seventeen additions to the moth fauna of India (Lepidoptera: Heterocera). Tropical Lepidoptera Research 31(Supplement 2): 1-53. DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.5062572. Image 76.

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Anonymous. 2021. Oreta fuscopurpurea Inoue, 1956. 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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