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Lepidoptera > Noctuoidea > Erebidae > Arctiinae > Lithosiini > Nudariina > Schistophleps

Schistophleps spp.

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Adult moth observations that have been databased:
West Bengal
All states
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Species of Schistophleps Hampson, 1891 known from India.
Schistophleps bipuncta (Hampson, 1891). India (Nilgiris, Karnataka, Naga Hills, West Bengal); Sri Lanka.  
Schistophleps hyalinata Kirti & Gill, 2008. India (Karnataka).
Schistophleps pentoveinlata Kirti & Gill, 2008. India (Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Kerala).
  1. Kirti, J. S & N. S. Gill, 2008. Two new species of Schistophleps Hampson (Lepidoptera : Arctiidae : Lithosiinae) from India. Oriental Insects, 42: 379-384.
  2. Kirti, J.S. & N. Singh. 2015. Arctiid Moths of India. Vol. 1. Nature Books of India, New Delhi, 205 pp.
  3. Singh, N. ,Joshi, R.,Kirti, J. S.,Bisht, S. S., & H. S. Param. 2021. A catalogue of Indian Arctiinae (Erebidae, Lepidoptera). Zootaxa 5058 (1): 001–118. 
Note: Schistophleps bipuncta (Hampson, 1891), Schistophleps hyalinata Kirti & Gill, 2008 and Schistophleps pentoveinlata Kirti & Gill, 2008, all occur in S. India. These species are best separated by examining the veinlets between vein sc and the costa. Schistophleps pentoveinlata Kirti & Gill, 2008 have five veinlets while Schistophleps hyalinata Kirti & Gill, 2008 have two veinlets. These veinlets cannot be ascertained from photographs alone. Till further investigations reveal otherwise, the NE Himalayan populations are treated as Schistophleps bipuncta (Hampson, 1891) (pers. comm. by SS with Navneet Singh on 15 Nov. 2021).

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Anonymous. 2022. Schistophleps spp. . 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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