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Lepidoptera > Noctuoidea > Erebidae > Hypeninae > Britha

Britha pactalis (Walker, [1859])

Indian and global distribution:
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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. 
References:
  1. OD: Hypena pactalis Walker, [1859]. List Spec. Lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. 16: 64; TL: Sri Lanka. Text at https://archive.org/details/listofspecimenso1618brit/page/64/mode/1up?view=theater
  2. Kendrick, R. 2002. Moths (insecta : lepidoptera) of Hong Kong. Plate 33/10. 
  3. Kononenko, V. S. & A. Pinratana. 2013. Moths of Thailand, Volume 3: Noctuoidea Part 2: Addendum to Vol. 3, Part 1, Families Erebidae, Nolidae, Euteliidae, Noctuidae and Checklist. Brothers of St. Gabriel in Thailand, Bangkok. 625 pp. + 55 pls. Pl. 5/32 for pactalis
  4. https://www.mothsofborneo.com/part-17/hypeninae/hypeninae_12_1.php
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. 

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Anonymous. 2022. Britha pactalis (Walker, [1859]). 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/358775/Britha-pactalis
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