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Lepidoptera > Noctuoidea > Erebidae > Boletobiinae > Aventiini > Cerynea

Cerynea punctilinealis (Walker, [1866])

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Similiar species:
Cerynea Walker, 1859 species from the Indian subcontinent
Cerynea igniaria (Hampson, 1898). Khasi Hills, Meghalaya.
Cerynea punctilinealis (Walker, [1866]). TL: Sri Lanka. Indo-Australian tropics. 
Cerynea contentaria (Walker, 1861). TL: Sarawak, Borneo. S. India; Sri Lanka. 
Cerynea ustula (Hampson, 1898). India, Andaman Is.; Sri Lanka.

Cerynea contentaria (Walker, 1861) is a similar species. 
Ephyra contentaria Walker, 1861. List of the specimens of lepidopterous insects in the collection of the British Museum. Geometrites. Vol. 22. Pg. 639. TL: Sarawak, Borneo. https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/39713449#page/155/mode/1up
Holloway, J. D. 2009. Moths of Borneo 13. Family Noctuidae, subfamilies Paneinae (part), Bagisarinae, Acontiinae, Aediinae, Eustrotiinae, Bryophilinae, Araeopteroinae, Aventiinae, Eublemminae and further miscellaneous genera Malayan Nature J. 62 (1-2) : 1-240. Pl. 4/12 & 13 for Cerynea contentaria.
Hampson (1894) treats Cerynea punctilinealis (Walker, [1866]) as synonym of Cerynea contentaria (Walker, 1861) and lists its distribution as "Nilgiris; Ceylon; Borneo". Holloway (2009) treats both Cerynea contentaria and Cerynea punctilinealis as valid species; both species are recorded in Borneo. 

References:
  1. OD: Chusaris punctilinealis Walker, 1865 [1866]. List of the specimens of lepidopterous insects in the collection of the British Museum. Part 33-34. Pg. 1175. TL: Sri Lanka. Text at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/120100#page/481/mode/1up
  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. 346, #2141 as a synonym of Zagira contentaria
  3. Holloway, J, D. 2009. Moths of Borneo 13. Family Noctuidae, subfamilies Paneinae (part), Bagisarinae, Acontiinae, Aediinae, Eustrotiinae, Bryophilinae, Araeopteroinae, Aventiinae, Eublemminae and further miscellaneous genera Malayan Nature J. 62 (1-2) : 1-240. Pl. 4/11 for Cerynea punctilinealis.
  4. https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/428667-Cerynea-punctilinealis

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Anonymous. 2022. Cerynea punctilinealis (Walker, [1866]). In Sondhi, S., Y. Sondhi, P. Roy and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Moths of India, v. 3.30. Indian Foundation for Butterflies. http://www.mothsofindia.org/sp/358106/Cerynea-punctilinealis
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