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Bivincula kalikotei (Dierl, 1978)

Indian and global distribution:
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Sexual, seasonal & individual variation:
Status, Habitat and Habits:
Adult moth observations that have been databased:
Arunachal Pradesh
All states
Similiar species:
Bivincula Dierl, 1978 species known from the South Himalaya
Bivincula diaphana (Moore, 1879)
Bivincula kalikotei (Dierl, 1978)
Bivincula watsoni Dierl, 1978

Diagnosis. This species, B. kalikotei, is very similar to B. diaphana, but can be distinguished by the following characters: discal cell of forewing with a black dot (Wang et al 2015). 
  1. OD: Bivinculata kalikotei Dierl, 1978. Spixiana (1) 3: 262. Nepal (TL). Text at Genitalia at
  2. Haruta, T. (Ed.). 1992. Moths of Nepal. Part 1. TINEA. Vol. 13 (Supplement 2). The Japan Heterocerists’ Society, Tokyo. Pl. 20/11. As Bivinculata kalikotei. Pl. 20/11 and Pl. 20/12 labels are interchanged.
  3. Wang, X., Wang, M., Zolotuhin, V.V., Hirowatari, T., Wu, S. and Huang, G.H., 2015. The fauna of the family Bombycidae sensu lato (Insecta, Lepidoptera, Bombycoidea) from Mainland China, Taiwan and Hainan Islands. Zootaxa, 3989(1), pp.1-138. Fig. 16E. 

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Anonymous. 2022. Bivincula kalikotei (Dierl, 1978). 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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