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Giaura sceptica (Swinhoe, 1885)

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Similiar species:
Giaura Walker, 1863 species known from India
Giaura leucophaea Hampson, 1905
Giaura lichenosa (Hampson, 1896)
Giaura minor (Hampson, 1896)
Giaura multipunctata Swinhoe, 1919
Giaura niphea (Hampson, 1896)
Giaura niveidisca (Hampson, 1894)
Giaura robusta (Moore, 1888)
Giaura tortricoides (Walker, [1866])
Giaura sceptica (Swinhoe, 1885)
  1. OD : Symitha sceptica Swinhoe, 1885. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London, pg. 461, #109 & Pl. 27, fig 6. TL: Darjeeling, West Bengal. Text at (not a good illustration).
  2. Clettharra sceptica; 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 figs. pg 385, #2244.
  3. Hampson, G. F. 1912. Catalogue of the Lepidoptera Phalænæ in the British museum, Vol 11, pg. 283, #6571. Text at
  4. Seitz, A. (Ed.). 1912-1937. The Macrolepidoptera of the World, Vol 11, pg. 394 & fig 31c (not a good illustration).
  5. Komal, J., Shashank, P.R., Sondhi, S., Madan S., Sondhi, Y., Meshram, N.M., Anooj, S.S. 2021. Moths (Insecta: Lepidoptera) of Delhi, India: An illustrated checklist based on museum specimens and surveys. Biodiversity Data Journal 9: e73997. fig 26 c

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Anonymous. 2022. Giaura sceptica (Swinhoe, 1885). 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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