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Rivula basalis Hampson, 1891

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Rivula simulatrix Hampson, 1912
Rivula simulatrix Hampson, 1912, J. Bombay nat. Hist. Soc., 21: 1242. Text at

Rivula Guenée, [1845] species known from the Indian subcontinent. 
Rivula aequalis (Walker, 1863). S. India; Sri Lanka.
Rivula albistriga (Hampson, 1893). Sri Lanka.
Rivula anaemica Hampson, 1926. Himachal Pradesh. 
Rivula auripalpis (Butler, 1889). Himachal Pradesh.
Rivula basalis Hampson, 1891. S. India; Sri Lanka.
Rivula bioculalis Moore, 1877. India; Sri Lanka.
Rivula cognata Hampson, 1912. W. & S. India; Sri Lanka.
Rivula curvifera (Walker, 1862). W. & S. India; Sri Lanka.
Rivula cyanepuncta Hampson, 1907. Bhutan. 
Rivula leucosticta Swinhoe, 1895. Khasi Hills, Meghalaya.
Rivula microcyma Hampson, 1926. Assam. 
Rivula microsticta Hampson, 1926. Bhutan. 
Rivula niveipuncta Swinhoe, 1905. Khasi Hills, Meghalaya.
Rivula pallida Moore, 1882. Kolkata, West Bengal; Sri Lanka.
Rivula plumipes Hampson, 1907. Sri Lanka.
Rivula striatura Swinhoe, 1895. Khasi Hills, Meghalaya.
Rivula sericealis (Scopoli, 1763). India; Sri Lanka. Rivula ochracea (Moore, 1882) is a treated as synonym. 
Rivula simulatrix Hampson, 1912. Sri Lanka.
Rivula trilineata Moore, 1888. Himalayas.
  1. OD: Rivula basalis Hampson, 1891. Illustr. Typical Specimens Lepid. Het. Colln. Br. Mus., 8: 101, 10. Text at
  2. Hampson, G. F. 1894. The Fauna of British India including Ceylon and Burma. Moths, Vol. 2. Taylor & Francis, London. Arctiidae, Agrostidae, Noctuidae 609 p - 325 335, # 2103. 
  3. Haruta, T. (Ed.). 1994. Moths of Nepal. Part 3. TINEA. Vol. 14 (Supplement 1). The Japan Heterocerists’ Society, 90/24. 
  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. 2/7. 
  5. Kononenko, V. S. & A. Pinratana. 2013. Moths of Thailand, Volume 3: Noctuoidea Part 2: Addendum to Vol. 3, Part 1, Families Erebidae, Nolidae, Euteliidae, Noctuidae and Checklist. Brothers of St. Gabriel in Thailand, Bangkok. 625 pp. + 55 pls.Pl. 5/50. 
Note: Presence of a dark shading around the bipunctate discal mark, this tending to be more intense in basalis, means this is likely to be this species, though the HW cleft near tornus of male is probably the better feature for separation. Possibly, cf, as separation from R. simulatrix is best done by examining hind wing cleft in male an/or genitalia.

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Anonymous. 2022. Rivula basalis Hampson, 1891. 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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