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Antoculeora ornatissima (Walker, 1858)

Indian and global distribution:
records (based on images):
Sexual, seasonal & individual variation:
Status, Habitat and Habits:
Adult moth observations that have been databased:
Arunachal Pradesh
Himachal Pradesh
All states
Similiar species:
Antoculeora locuples (Oberthür, 1881)
  1. Plusia locuples Oberthür, 1880. Étud. d'Ent. 5: 85, pl. 9, f. 3; TL: Askold I. Plate at
  2. Haruta, T. (Ed.). 1998. Moths of Nepal. Part 5. TINEA. Vol. 15 (Supplement 1). The Japan Heterocerists’ Society, Tokyo.Pl. 157/7. 
Both Antoculeora locuples (Oberthür, 1881) and Antoculeora ornatissima (Walker, 1858) occur sympatrically in Nepal and are best separated by comparing genitalia. 
  1. OD: Plusia ornatissima Walker, 1858. List Spec. Lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. 15: 1786; TL: North Hindostan. 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 - 325 572, # 2674 as Plusia ornatissima.
  3. Phytometra ornatissima Walker In: Hampson, G. F. 1913. Catalogue of the Lepidoptera Phalaenae in the British Museum, Vol. 13, pg. 515, #8341. Lists Plusia locuples as synonym. 
  4. Haruta, T. (Ed.). 1993. Moths of Nepal. Part 2. TINEA. Vol. 13 (Supplement 3). The Japan Heterocerists’ Society, Tokyo. Pl. 44/4. 
  5. Sinha, T., Shashank, P.R. and Chattopadhyay, P.C., 2018. DNA barcoding and morphological characterization of moth Antoculeora ornatissima (Walker, 1858) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae), a new range record from western Himalayan region of India. Journal of Threatened Taxa, 10(13), pp.12817-12820. 

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Anonymous. 2022. Antoculeora ornatissima (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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