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Lepidoptera > Noctuoidea > Erebidae > Arctiinae > Lithosiini > Lithosiina > Brunia

Brunia antica (Walker, 1854)

Indian and global distribution:
records (based on images):
Sexual, seasonal & individual variation:
Status, Habitat and Habits:
Adult moth observations that have been databased:
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh
Tamil Nadu
West Bengal
All states
Similiar species:
Brunia Moore, 1878 species from India.
Brunia gibonica (Černý, 2009). Arunachal Pradesh.
Brunia cucullata (Moore, 1878). Andamans, Assam.
Brunia brevipennis (Walker, 1854). Maybe synonym of B. antica.  
Brunia antica (Walker, 1854). India, Sri Lanka.
Brunia fumidisca (Hampson, 1894). Sikkim, Meghalaya.
Brunia griseola (Hübner, 1827). Needs confirmation. 
Brunia sarawaca (Butler, 1877). NE Himalaya.
Brunia terminalis (Moore, 1878). Maybe synonym of B. sarawaca
  1. OD: Lithosia antica Walker, 1854. List Spec. Lepid. Ins. Colln. Br. Mus., 2: 505 
  2. Moore, F. 1882-83. The Lepidoptera of Ceylon, Vol 2, pl. 101, fig.3. 
  3. 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 figs. # 1341, Pg. 79
  4. Kirti, J.S. & N. Singh. 2015. Arctiid Moths of India. Vol. 1. Nature Books of India, New Delhi, 205 pp. Pg. 118
  5. Kirti, J.S. & N. Singh. 2016. Arctiid Moths of India. Vol. 2. Nature Books of India, New Delhi, 214 pp.Pg. 145
  6. Bucsek, K., 2017. Contribution to the study of the genus Brunia Moore, 1878 (Erebidae, Arctiinae, Lithosiini). Entomofauna, 38(8), pp.141-176. 
  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. 
 Note: Brunia antica (Walker, 1854) is a very variable species displaying sexual and individual polymorphism. Brunia sarawaka, Brunia dorsalis (EL) & Brunia vicaria (EL) females and Brunia ekeikei (m&f) are similar to Brunia antica female. Populations of Brunia in South and West India are probably Brunia antica, with the exception of Brunia pseudoantica Singh & Kirti, 2016, whose TL is Kerala. These species are best separated by examining specimens and genitalia. In the Himalayas, Brunia antica, Brunia sarawaka and Brunia fumidisca can be found, and are best separated by examining specimens and genitalia. Other similar species are: Similar looking species: Eilema prabana, Lithiosa umidisca and Lithosia griseola

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Anonymous. 2022. Brunia antica (Walker, 1854). 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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