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Lepidoptera > Noctuoidea > Nolidae > Eligminae > Selepa

Selepa celtis Moore, [1860]

Indian and global distribution:
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Adult moth observations that have been databased:
West Bengal
All states
Similiar species:
Selepa stigmatophora (Hampson, 1895) 
Selepa stigmatophora male is very similar to celtis but lacks the raised tuft of scales between the postmedial line and outer angle. Its hindwing is suffused with fuscous brown (pale dirty white in celtis). The underside of hindwing in stigmatophora has a large black-brown near the base (no brown patch below in hindwing of celtis).

Selepa Moore, [1858] species known from the Indian subcontinent
Selepa celtis Moore, [1860]. Indian subcontinent.
Selepa discigera (Walker, [1863]). India; Sri Lanka.
Selepa docilis Butler, 1881. India; Sri Lanka.
Selepa ferrofusa (Hampson, 1905). Sri Lanka. 
Selepa nigralba (Hampson, 1895). NE Himalaya.
Selepa plumbeata Hampson, 1912. India; Sri Lanka; Myanmar.
Selepa rabdota (Hampson, 1891). Nilgiris. 
Selepa stigmatophora (Hampson, 1895). Sikkim. 
Selepa molybdea Hampson, 1912. India (Kerala).
  1. Selepa celtis Moore, [1860]; in Horsfield & Moore, Cat. Lep. Ins. Mus. Nat. East India House 2: 353; TL: India; Java. Text at
  2. 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. 370, # 2199 as Plotheia celtis
  3. Shubhalaxmi, V. 2018. Birdwing Field Guide to Indian Moths, 1st Edition. Birdwing Publishers, India, 461pp. Pg. 303, Pl. 113/2. Female. 

Lepidoptera > Noctuoidea > Nolidae > Eligminae > Selepa

Cite this page along with its URL as:
Sondhi, S. 2022. Selepa celtis Moore, [1860]. 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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