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Lepidoptera > Noctuoidea > Euteliidae > Euteliinae > Atacira

Atacira melanephra (Hampson, 1912)

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Similiar species:
Atacira Swinhoe, 1900 species known from India. 
Atacira chalybsa (Hampson, 1891). TL: Nilgiris, India. Oriental tropics. 
Atacira melanephra (Hampson, 1912). India: Sikkim; Sri Lanka. 
Atacira glauca (Prout, 1928). India (?). 

Penicillaria chalybsa Hampson, 1891. Illustr. typical Specimens Lepid. Het. Colln Br. Mus. Part 8:16, 80, pl. 146, f. 1; TL: India, Nilgriri District. Text at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/180088#page/90/mode/1up
References:
  1. OD: Eutelia melanephra Hampson, 1912. Cat. Lep. Phalaenae Brit. Mus. 11: 35, pl. 174, f. 27; TL: Sikkim. Text (for key) at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/101549#page/57/mode/1up. Text at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/101549#page/57/mode/1up
  2. Seitz, A. (Ed.). 1912. The Macrolepidoptera of the World, Vol. 11, Pg. 355, Pl. 32d. Plate at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/252298#page/569/mode/1up 
  3. Haruta, T. (Ed.). 1993. Moths of Nepal. Part 2. TINEA. Vol. 13 (Supplement 3). The Japan Heterocerists’ Society, Tokyo.Pl. 42/14. 
  4. Kononenko, V. S. & A. Pinratana. 2005. Moths of Thailand, Volume 3: Noctuidae. An Illustrated Catalogue of the Noctuidae (Lepidoptera) in Thailand: Part 1: Herminiinae, Rivulinae, Hypeninae, Catocalinae, Aganainae, Euteliinae, Stictopterinae, Plusiinae, Pantheinae, Acronictinae and Agaristinae. Brothers of St. Gabriel in Thailand, Bangkok. 261 pp. + 45 pls.Pl. 36/13. 
  5. https://www.mothsofborneo.com/part-14/euteliinae/euteliinae_4_8.php
  6. http://insecta.pro/taxonomy/120343 http://www.jpmoth.org/~dmoth/80_Noctuidae/16_Euteliinae/3958.1Atacira_melanephra/Atacira_melanephra_960703_1.jpg
Note: Going by the description and key in Cat. Lep. Phalaenae Brit. Mus. 11, the reniform is rufous in chalybsa, black in melanephra. Rest of the description is insufficient for separation, including the key; hence provisionally identified. Best separated by comparing genitalia. 

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Anonymous. 2022. Atacira melanephra (Hampson, 1912). 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/358772/Atacira-melanephra
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