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Avatha discolor (Fabricius, 1794)

Indian and global distribution:
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Adult moth observations that have been databased:
Tamil Nadu
All states
Similiar species:
Avatha Walker, [1858] species known from India.
Avatha bubo (Geyer, 1832). India. 
Avatha chinensis (Warren, 1913). N. India?
Avatha complens (Walker, 1858). NE India, Andaman Is. 
Avatha discolor (Fabricius, 1794). Indo-Australian tropics. 
Avatha garthei (Kobes, 1989). NE India. 
Avatha heterographa (Hampson, 1912). Nepal; Myanmar. 
Avatha noctuoides (Guenée, 1852). India, Andaman Is.; Myanmar.
Avatha pulchrior Holloway, 2005. India (Andaman Is.).
Avatha pulcherrima Butler, 1892. India (Andaman Is.).
Avatha uloptera (Prout, 1925). NE India. 
  1. OD: Noctua discolor Fabricius, 1794. Ent. Syst. 3 (2): 50; TL: Tranquebariae. 
  2. Avatha includens Walker, [1858. List Specimens lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus., 13: 1107. TL: Hindostan. Text at (female).
  3. Ophiusa frontalis Walker, 1858. List Spec. Lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. 14: 1434; TL: Hindostan. Text at
  4. 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 18:1-3
  5. 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 91. 

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Anonymous. 2022. Avatha discolor (Fabricius, 1794). 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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