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Ophiusa disjungens (Walker, 1858)

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Adult moth observations that have been databased:
Madhya Pradesh
All states
Similiar species:
Ophiusa discriminans (Walker, 1858). 
Diagnosis (vide Moths of Borneo). This (disjungens) and the next species (discriminans) have similar, rather narrow, pale, biscuit-coloured lightly marked forewings and yellow hindwings with a black submarginal patch. In disjungens the postmedial is darker, punctate, as distinct from a slightly paler but obscure and irregular fascia. Both species have grey patches distal to the submarginal: the apical one is strongest in disjungens; in discriminans Walker there is a prominent grey ellipse at the tornus. In discriminans the abdomen has a distinctive subapical black patch dorsally.

Ophiusa Ochsenheimer, 1816 species known from the Indian subcontinent. 
Ophiusa alticola (Hampson, 1913). Himachal Pradesh.
Ophiusa disjungens (Walker, 1858). India; Sri Lanka.
Ophiusa discriminans (Walker, 1858). India; Sri Lanka.
Ophiusa indistincta (Moore, 1882). Khasi Hills, Meghalaya.
Ophiusa olista (Swinhoe, 1893). Indian Himalayas; Nepal. 
Ophiusa mejanesi (Guenée, 1852). India. 
Ophiusa tirhaca (Cramer, [1777]). India; Nepal; Sri Lanka. 
Ophiusa trapezium (Guenée, 1852). India; Nepal; Sri Lanka.
Ophiusa triphaenoides (Walker, 1858). India; Nepal; Sri Lanka. 
Ophiusa tumidilinea Walker, 1858. N. India.
  1. Ophiodes disjungens Walker, 1858. List Specimens lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus., 14: 1360. Text at
  2. Anua tongaensis Hampson, 1913. Cat. Lepid. Phalaenae Br. Mus. 12: 434, pl. 214, f. 11; TL: Friendly Is., Tongatabu. Text at Plate at
  3. Kononenko, V. S. & A. Pinratana. 2005. Moths of Thailand, Volume 3: Noctuidae. An Illustrated Catalogue of the Noctuidae (Lepidoptera) in Thailand: Part 1: Herminiinae, Rivulinae, Hypeninae, Catocalinae, Aganainae, Euteliinae, Stictopterinae, Plusiinae, Pantheinae, Acronictinae and Agaristinae. Brothers of St. Gabriel in Thailand, Bangkok. 261 pp. + 45 pls. 
  4. Sondhi, Y., S. Sondhi, S. R. Pathour, & K. Kunte. 2018. Moth diversity (Lepidoptera: Heterocera) of Shendurney and Ponmudi in Agastyamalai Biosphere Reserve, Kerala, India, with notes on new records. Tropical Lepidoptera Research, 28(2).Image 114. 

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Anonymous. 2022. Ophiusa disjungens (Walker, 1858). 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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