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Lepidoptera > Noctuoidea > Erebidae > Herminiinae > Oxaenanus

Oxaenanus brontesalis (Walker, [1859])

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Oxaenanus Swinhoe, 1900 species known from the Indian subcontinent
Oxaenanus brontesalis (Walker, [1859]). NE Himalaya, S. India; Myanmar. 
Oxaenanus picticilia (Hampson, 1898). Meghalaya.
Oxaenanus prunalis (Hampson, 1896). Sri Lanka. 

Zhang & Han (2016) described Oxaenanus yunnana Zhang & Han, 2016 from China, which is an extralimital species similar to Oxaenanus brontesalis (Walker, [1859]. 

  1. Mastygophora brontesalis Walker, [1859]. List Spec. Lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. 16: 151; TL: Borneo, Sarawak. Text at
  2. Mastygophora sumatrensis Walker, [1866]. List Spec. Lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. 34: 1166; TL: Sumatra. Text at
  3. Mastygophora scopigeralis Moore, 1867. Proc. zool. Soc. Lond. p86; TL: Bengal.
  4. Hampson, G. F. 1895. The Fauna of British India including Ceylon and Burma. Moths, Vol.3. Taylor & Francis, London. Noctuidae (cont.) to Geometridae 546 p - 226 figs.Pg. 48, # 2831, Fig. 22 as Mastigophorus brontesalis. 
  5. 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. Pl. 1/19-20. 
  6. Zhang, X.Y. and Han, H.L., 2016. Two new species of the genera Cidariplura Butler, 1879 and Oxaenanus Swinhoe, 1900 from Yunnan, China (Lepidoptera, Erebidae, Herminiinae). Zootaxa, 4103(1), pp.79-86.

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Anonymous. 2022. Oxaenanus brontesalis (Walker, [1859]). 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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