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

Oeonistis spp.

Indian and global distribution:
records (based on images):
Identification:
Sexual, seasonal & individual variation:
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Adult moth observations that have been databased:
StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Assam
West Bengal
All states
Similiar species:
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 
India).
References:
  1. Kirti, J.S. & N. Singh. 2015. Arctiid Moths of India. Vol. 1. Nature Books of India, New Delhi, 205 pp. 
  2. 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. 
  3. https://www.mothsofborneo.com/part-7/plesiomorphic%20genera/plesiomorphic_6.php states that true "entella" occurs only S. India and Sri Lanka. 
Note: Oeonistis Hübner, [1819] species occuring in NE India could be either Oeonistis altica (Linnaeus, 1768) or Oeonistis entella (Cramer, [1779]). Best separated by comparing genitalia. 

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Anonymous. 2022. Oeonistis spp. . In Sondhi, S., Y. Sondhi, P. Roy and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Moths of India, v. 3.30. Indian Foundation for Butterflies. http://www.mothsofindia.org/sp/358660/Oeonistis-spp.
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