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Oenospila strix (Butler, 1889)

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Oenospila microstrix Holloway, 1996 and Oenospila altistrix Holloway, 1996 are extralimital species that are similar to O. strix
  1. OD: Racheospila strix Butler, 1889. Ill. Het. Brit. Mus. 7:105, Pl. 136/8. 
  2. 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. 501, # 4111 as Thalassodes strix
  3. Seitz, A. (Ed.). 1912. Macro Lep. 4, Pg. 22, Pl. 2c. 
  4. Seitz, A. (Ed.) .1920. Macro Lep. 12, pg. 109, Pl. 13f. 
  5. Mandal, D. K. & S. K. Ghosh, 1999. Insecta: Lepidoptera: Sphingidae, Noctuidae and Geometridae pg 405-465. In: Editor-Director, 1999. Fauna of Meghalaya-Part 6. I-IV , 1-537 pp. (Published-Director, ZSI, Calcutta). Both Oenospila strix and Oenospila flavifusata recorded in Meghalaya. 
  6. Han, H. and Xue, D., 2011. Fauna Sinica (Insecta Vol. 54. Lepidoptera, Geometridae, Geometrinae). Plate XVIII image 17 & 18 for flavifusata and strix.

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Anonymous. 2022. Oenospila strix (Butler, 1889). 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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