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Lepidoptera > Noctuoidea > Erebidae > Hypeninae > Britha

Britha biguttata Walker, [1866]

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Adult moth observations that have been databased:
West Bengal
All states
Similiar species:
Britha Walker, [1866] species known from India.
Britha biguttata Walker, [1866]. India; Myanmar; Sri Lanka. 
Britha pactalis (Walker, [1859]). India; Sri Lanka. 
Britha bilineata (Wileman, 1915). India: Tamil Nadu (Travancore: TL); Sri Lanka. 
  1. OD: Britha biguttata Walker, [1866]. List Spec. Lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. 34: 1147; TL: Queensland, Moreton Bay. Text at
  2. Hampson, G. F. 1895. The Fauna of British India including Ceylon and Burma. Moths, Vol.3. Taylor & Francis, London. Noctuidae (cont.) to Geometridae 546 p - 226 figs. pg 94, #2990. 
  3. Herminia ? incertalis Walker, [1866]. List Spec. Lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. 34: 1518; TL: Java. Text at
  4. Hypena colabalis Felder & Rogenhofer, 1874. Reise Fregatte Novara, Bd 2 (Abth. 2) (4): pl. 120, f. 29; TL: Amboina. Plate at
  5. Rhynchina ides Bethune-Baker, 1908; Novit. Zool. 15: 229; TL: British New Guinea, Aroa River. Text at
  6. Kendrick, R. 2002. Moths (insecta : lepidoptera) of Hong Kong. Plate 33/9. 
 Note: Britha biguttata female and Britha pactalis are doubtfully separated from images alone.Britha biguttata Walker, [1866] is much darker, while pactalis is much paler. Male guttata has traces of the longitudinal pale patch at one third from the dorsum in the centre of the wing that characterises biguttata. Male biguttata has pectinnate antennae, while female lacks pectinations. 

Lepidoptera > Noctuoidea > Erebidae > Hypeninae > Britha

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Anonymous. 2022. Britha biguttata Walker, [1866]. 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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