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Lepidoptera > Noctuoidea > Noctuidae > Eustrotiinae > Cretonia

Cretonia vegetus (Swinhoe, 1885)

Indian and global distribution:
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Maharashtra
West Bengal
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Similiar species:
Cretonia Walker, 1866 species known from India. 
Cretonia acuticosta Holloway, 2009. India: Khasi Hills, Meghalaya.  
Cretonia floccifera (Hampson, 1896). Bhutan. 
Cretonia lanka (Holloway, 2009). Sri Lanka (TL).  
Cretonia vegetus (Swinhoe, 1885) India: (TL: Maharashtra), West Bengal,UP; Sri Lanka; Myanmar.
 
References:
  1. OD: Spadix vegetus Swinhoe, 1885. Proc. Zool. Soc. Lond. 1885: 475, pl. 28, f. 14; TL: Bombay. Text at https://archive.org/details/proceedingsofgen85zool/page/475/mode/1up?view=theater. Plate at https://archive.org/details/proceedingsofgen85zool/page/n532/mode/1up?view=theater
  2. Cretonia vegeta Swinhoe In: Hampson, G. F. 1910. Catalogue of the Lepidoptera Phalænæ in the British museum, Vol. 10. pg. 388, fig. 123. Text at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/61179#page/414/mode/1up. Describes vegetus in greater detail and a good match to the description.
  3. Haruta, T. (Ed.). 1994. Moths of Nepal. Part 3. TINEA. Vol. 14 (Supplement 1). The Japan Heterocerists’ Society, Tokyo.Pl. 87/7 as Cretonia vegeta.

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Anonymous. 2022. Cretonia vegetus (Swinhoe, 1885). In Sondhi, S., Y. Sondhi, P. Roy and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Moths of India, v. 3.30. Indian Foundation for Butterflies. http://www.mothsofindia.org/sp/358468/Cretonia-vegetus
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