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Eressa aperiens (Walker, [1865])

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List of Eressa Walker, 1854 known from India.
Eressa affinis Moore, 1877. India (Andamans, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, West Bengal, Nagaland).
Eressa aperiens (Walker, 1864). India (Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu (Nilgiris), Meghalaya).
Eressa buddha Zerny, 1931. India (Tamil Nadu (Nilgiris), Assam).
Eressa confinis (Walker, 1854). India (NW Himalayas, Assam, Sikkim, West Bengal, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, South India, Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Bihar, Maharashtra, Tripura).
Eressa discinota (Moore, 1879). India (Meghalaya).
Eressa ichneumoniformis Rothschild, 1910. India (Meghalaya).
Eressa lepcha (Moore, 1879). India (Sikkim, West Bengal).
Eressa nigra (Hampson, 1892), India (Himachal Pradesh).
Eressa simplex Rothschild, 1910. India (Himachal Pradesh).
Eressa vespa Hampson, 1898. India; Myanmar.
Eressa vespoides Rothschild, 1910. India (Meghalaya).
  1. OD: Syntomis aperiens Walker, [1865]. List Spec. Lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. 31: 68; TL: Nilgiris. Text at
  2. Trianeura moorei Butler, 1876. J. Linn. Soc. Lond. Zool. 12 (60-62): 354; TL: Bombay. Text at
  3. Eressa aperiens Walker; Hampson, G.F. 1898. Cat. Lep. Phalaenae Br. Mus. 1: 119. Text at
  4. Syntomis lydia Swinhoe, 1891. Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 1891 (1): 134, pl. 8, f. 7; TL: Nilgiris. Text at 
  5. Kirti, J. S & Singh, N. 2008.  External male genitalic structures of a moth Eressa aperiens (Lepidoptera : Arctiidae). Bionotes, 10(1): 23-24. Fig 1.
  6. Kirti, J.S. & N. Singh. 2016. Arctiid Moths of India. Vol. 2. Nature Books of India, New Delhi, 214 178.
Notes: Female has ocherous anal tuft. Separated from Syntomoides imaon, as this species lacks white tips to the antennae. Also, the anal tuft is quite different from that in S. imaon. And S. imaon has two yellow bands on the abdomen, while aperiens has just one basal segment as orange.

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Anonymous. 2022. Eressa aperiens (Walker, [1865]). 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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