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Xenochroa biviata (Hampson, 1905)

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List of Xenochroa Felder, 1874 species known from India.
Xenochroa careoides (Warren, 1912) (Aiteta). India (Andaman and Nicobar Island).
Xenochroa chlorostigma (Hampson, 1893) (Dabarita). India (Sikkim, Kerala, Manipur, Meghalaya); Sri Lanka.
Xenochroa costiplaga (Swinhoe, 1893) (Carea). India (Assam, Andaman and Nicobar Island).
Xenochroa diagona (Hampson, 1912) (Carea). India (N.E. Himalaya); Bhutan.
Xenochroa dohora Kobes, 1997. India (Assam).
Xenochroa purpurea (Hampson, 1891). (Carea). India (Sikkim, Nilgiris, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Meghalaya, S. India, N.E. Himalaya); Sri Lanka; Bhutan.
Xenochroa trilineata (Warren, 1912). (Carea). India (N.E. Himalaya, Meghalaya); Myanmar.
Xenochroa xanthia (Hampson, 1902). (Carea). India (Sikkim, West Bengal, N.E. Himalaya).Carea nebulifera Warren, 1912

A very similar species is Carea nebulifera Warren, 1912.
OD: Carea nebulifera Warren, W. 1912. New Noctuidae in the Tring Museum mainly from the Indo-Oriental Region. Novitates zoologicae : a journal of zoology in connection with the Tring Museum. Vol. 19. Pg. 40. Text at 
Also Carea nebulifera at MON Part 3, pl 86/32.
The discrepancy with the OD and Carea nebulifera at MON Part 3, pl 86/32 is as follows: transverse black lines across forewing are pale-edged, innerside for post medial line and outerside in ante medial line. This is lacking in MON Part 3, pl 86/32 image as well. This leads to be believe that the ID in MON is incorrect, and that individual, too, is Xenochroa biviata.
  1. Carea biviata Hampson, 1905. Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (7), 16: 595. Text at 
  2. Holloway, J. D. 2003. The Moths of Borneo (part 18). Family Nolidae. Kuala Lumpur, Southdene Sdn Bhd. 279 pp., 611 figs., 10 pls. Pl. 7/24.
  3. Kononenko, V. S. & A. Pinratana. 2013. Moths of Thailand, Volume 3: Noctuoidea Part 2: Addendum to Vol. 3, Part 1, Families Erebidae, Nolidae, Euteliidae, Noctuidae and Checklist. Brothers of St. Gabriel in Thailand, Bangkok. 625 pp. + 55 pls. Pl 29/12-13. 
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Anonymous. 2022. Xenochroa biviata (Hampson, 1905). 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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