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Lepidoptera > Noctuoidea > Erebidae > Arctiinae > Lithosiini > Lithosiina > Oeonistis

Oeonistis entella (Cramer, [1779])

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Adult moth observations that have been databased:
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List of Oeonistis Hübner, [1819] 1816 known from India (Singh et al. 2021).  
Oeonistis altica (Linnaeus, 1768). India (NE India, Madhya Pradesh). 
Oeonistis vithurensis Singh & Kirti, 2014. India (Kerala, Maharashtra). 
Oeonistis entella (Cramer, 1779). India (Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, Arunachal Pradesh, Throughout 

  1. OD: Phalaena entella Cramer, [1779]. Uitl. Kapellen 3 (17-21): 27, pl. 208, f. D; TL: Coromandel coast. Plate at
  2. Noctua convoluta Fabricius, 1781. Spec. Ins. 2: 215. text at (in French). 
  3. Oeonistis ? entelliola Hübner, [1819]. Verz. bek. Schmett. (11): 165. Text at 
  4. Oeonistis entella; Moore, 1878, Proc. zool. Soc. Lond. 1878 (4): 847. Text at
  5. Kirti, J.S. & N. Singh. 2015. Arctiid Moths of India. Vol. 1. Nature Books of India, New Delhi, 205 pp. Pg. 162. 
  6. 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. 
  7. states that true "entella" occurs only S. India and Sri Lanka. 
Note: Oeonistis vithurensis Singh & Kirti, 2014, India (Kerala, Maharashtra). Best separated from O. entella, which also occurs in S. India, by comparing genitalia. South and West Indian species on the MOI are provisionally placed in entella.

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Anonymous. 2022. Oeonistis entella (Cramer, [1779]). 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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