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Stictane rectilinea (Snellen, 1879)

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Similiar species:
Stictane Hampson, 1900 species from India and Sri Lanka.
Stictane fractilinea (Snellen, 1880). India: Sikkim, Karnataka, Assam, Tamil Nadu; Sri Lanka.
Stictane fusca (Hampson, 1901). Sri Lanka (TL).
Stictane obliquilinea Hampson, 1900. Sri Lanka(TL); India: Karnataka (?).
Stictane rectilinea (Snellen, 1879). India: Goa, Karnataka, Mizoram, Meghalaya. 
  1. OD: Pitane rectilinea Snellen, 1879. Tijdschr. Ent. 22: 91, pl. 10, f. 7; TL: Celebes Text at
  2. Plate at
  3. Cerny, K. & A. Pinratana. 2009. Moths of Thailand, Vol. 6, Arctiidae. 283 pp. pg. 7, pl 1/5.
  4. Kirti, J.S., Joshi, R. and Singh, N., 2013. Taxonomic studies and new faunistic records of two species of the genus Stictane Hampson (Lepidoptera: Erebidae: Arctiinae) from India. Acta zoologica cracoviensia, 56(1), pp.1-7. pg 5.
  5. Kirti, J.S. & N. Singh. 2015. Arctiid Moths of India. Vol. 1. Nature Books of India, New Delhi, 205 160-161. 
  6. Dubatolov, V.V., Kishida, Y. and Wang, M., 2012. New records of lichen-moth from the Nanling Mts., Guangdong, South China, with descriptions of new genera and species (Lepidoptera, Arctiidae: Lithosiinae). Tinea, 22(1), pp.25-52. Stictane chinesica Draudt, 1931, earlier treated as a subspecies of rectilinea, is now considered a good species (extralimital to India). Fig. 52.
  7. 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. 
  8. Gurule, S.A. and Brookes, R.D. 2021. A preliminary study of moths (Insecta: Lepidoptera) of Goa University Campus, Goa. Records of the Zoological Survey of India, 121(1), pp.101-116. Pl 5/116. 
Note: Kirti et al (2013), Singh et al. (2021) reported this species from Mizoram and Meghalaya. Gurule & Brookes (2021) reported this species from the Western Ghats in Goa. It needs to be investigated and verified that the Western Ghat individuals are indeed S. rectilinea.

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Anonymous. 2022. Stictane rectilinea (Snellen, 1879). 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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