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Lepidoptera > Noctuoidea > Nolidae > Chloephorinae > Sarrothripini > Etanna

Etanna breviuscula (Walker, 1863) – Pigeonpea Podborer

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Andhra Pradesh
West Bengal
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List of Etanna Walker, 1862 species known from India.
Etanna albisecta (Hampson, 1905) (Nanaguna). India (Meghalaya, Nagaland, Indian Subregion); Sri Lanka.
Etanna albonotata (Hampson, 1894) (Cletthara). India (Arunachal Pradesh, Sikkim, N.E. Himalaya); Nepal.
Etanna basalis Walker, 1862. India; Sri Lanka.
Etanna binotata (Hampson, 1912) (Apothripa). India (Mizoram, Meghalaya, N.E. Himalaya); Sri Lanka.
Etanna breviuscula (Walker, 1863) (Nanaguna). India (Bihar, Mizoram, Arunachal Pradesh, Nilgiris, Nagaland, Himachal Pradesh, Sikkim, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu); Sri Lanka; Nepal.
Etanna brunnea (Hampson, 1905) (Nanaguna). India (Meghalaya); Indo-Australian tropics
Etanna iphida (Swinhoe, 1901) (Clettharra). India (Meghalaya). 

  1. Nanaguna breviuscula Walker, 1863. List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum 27:85. TL: Sarawak, Borneo. Text at
  2. Clettharra valida Walker, 1863. List Spec. Lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. 27: 101; TL: Sarawak, Borneo. Text at
  3. Bagistana rudis Walker, 1864. J. Proc. Linn. Soc. (Zool.) 7: 194; TL: Borneo, Sarawak. Text at
  4. Thrypticodes xyloglypta Lucas, 1890. Proc. Linn. Soc. N.S.W. (2) 4 (4): 1073; TL: Brisbane. Text at
  5. Symitha nigridisca Hampson, 1891. Ill. typical Spec. Lep. Het. Colln Br. Mus. 8: 87, Pl. 167/10. TL: Nilgiri district. Text at
  6. Clettharra floccifera Hampson, 1894. Fauna Br. India (Moths) 2: 386; TL: Nagas. Tenasserim. Text at
  7. Haruta, T. (Ed.). 1993. Moths of Nepal. Part 2. TINEA. Vol. 13 (Supplement 3). The Japan Heterocerists’ Society, Tokyo.Pl 42 / figs 35 & 40 as Nanaguna breviuscula

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Anonymous. 2022. Etanna breviuscula (Walker, 1863) – Pigeonpea Podborer. 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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