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Lepidoptera > Noctuoidea > Nolidae > Risobinae > Risoba

Risoba obstructa Moore, 1881

Indian and global distribution:
records (based on images):
Sexual, seasonal & individual variation:
Status, Habitat and Habits:
Adult moth observations that have been databased:
Tamil Nadu
West Bengal
All states
Similiar species:
Risoba Moore, 1881 species known from the Indian subcontinent
Risoba basalis Moore, 1882. India. 
Risoba diphteroides Hampson, 1898. Khasi Hills, Meghalaya.
Risoba diversipennis (Walker, 1858). India (Punjab, Himalayan Region, Meghalaya); Myanmar.
Risoba flavipennis Hampson, 1895. India; Bhuta; Nepal. 
Risoba obstructa Moore, 1881. India; Sri Lanka.
Risoba obscurivialis Holloway, 2003. India (N.E. Himalaya, West Bengal, Meghalaya).
Risoba prominens Moore,1882. India; Sri Lanka.
Risoba repugnans (Walker, 1856). Indo-Australian tropics. 
Risoba variegata (Moore, 1882). West Bengal; Nepal. 
Risoba vitellina (Moore, 1882). India (West Bengal, Sikkim); Nepal.
Risoba vialis Moore, 1882. India (Assam, West Bengal, N.E. Himalaya).
  1. OD: Risoba obstructa Moore, 1881. Proc. zool. Soc. Lond. Pg. 328-329. TL: Ceylon (Sri Lanka). Text at
  2. Haruta, T. (Ed.). 1993. Moths of Nepal. Part 2. TINEA. Vol. 13 (Supplement 3). The Japan Heterocerists’ Society, Tokyo. Pl. 42/27
  6. [accessed 15 August 2021]
Notes on species: Risoba obstructa Moore, 1881 has a prominent kink on FW post-medial line where it meets the dorsum (refer MOB). 

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Anonymous. 2022. Risoba obstructa Moore, 1881. 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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