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Lepidoptera > Noctuoidea > Erebidae > Arctiinae > Lithosiini > Lithosiina > Brunia

Brunia sarawaca (Butler, 1877)

Indian and global distribution:
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Sexual, seasonal & individual variation:
Status, Habitat and Habits:
Adult moth observations that have been databased:
West Bengal
All states
Similiar species:
Brunia Moore, 1878 species from India.
Brunia gibonica (Černý, 2009). Arunachal Pradesh.
Brunia cucullata (Moore, 1878). Andamans, Assam.
Brunia brevipennis (Walker, 1854). Maybe synonym of B. antica.  
Brunia antica (Walker, 1854). India, Sri Lanka.
Brunia fumidisca (Hampson, 1894). Sikkim, Meghalaya.
Brunia griseola (Hübner, 1827). Needs confirmation. 
Brunia sarawaca (Butler, 1877). NE Himalaya.
Brunia terminalis (Moore, 1878). Maybe synonym of B. sarawaca
  1. OD: Lithosia sarawaca Butler, 1877. Trans. Ent. Soc. Lond. 1877: 350; TL: Sarawak. Text at
  2. Cerny, K. & A. Pinratana. 2009. Moths of Thailand, Vol. 6, Arctiidae. 283 pp. Pg. 149, Fig. 300 a, 300b. As Brunia sarawaka
  3. Bucsek, K., 2017. Contribution to the study of the genus Brunia Moore, 1878 (Erebidae, Arctiinae, Lithosiini). Entomofauna, 38(8), pp.141-176. Pg. 149. Plate 1/3. 
Note: Like other members of this genus, this species is sexually dimorphic, with females resembling females of Brunia antica. Males of this species resemble the extralimital species, Brunia apicalis (Walker, 1862) and these are best separated by comparing genitalia. 

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Cite this page along with its URL as:
Anonymous. 2022. Brunia sarawaca (Butler, 1877). 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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