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Lepidoptera > Noctuoidea > Erebidae > Arctiinae > Syntomini > Eressa

Eressa spp.

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Adult moth observations that have been databased:
Arunachal Pradesh
All states
Similiar species:
List of Eressa Walker, 1854 known from India.
Eressa affinis Moore, 1877. India (Andamans, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, West Bengal, Nagaland).
Eressa aperiens (Walker, 1864). India (Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu (Nilgiris), Meghalaya).
Eressa buddha Zerny, 1931. India (Tamil Nadu (Nilgiris), Assam).
Eressa confinis (Walker, 1854). India (NW Himalayas, Assam, Sikkim, West Bengal, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, South India, Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Bihar, Maharashtra, Tripura).
Eressa discinota (Moore, 1879). India (Meghalaya).
Eressa ichneumoniformis Rothschild, 1910. India (Meghalaya).
Eressa lepcha (Moore, 1879). India (Sikkim, West Bengal).
Eressa nigra (Hampson, 1892), India (Himachal Pradesh).
Eressa simplex Rothschild, 1910. India (Himachal Pradesh).
Eressa vespa Hampson, 1898. India; Myanmar.
Eressa vespoides Rothschild, 1910. India (Meghalaya).
Notes: All these individuals from Kerala have whitish rather than yellow dorsal spots on abdomen, spots on thorax are smaller, and the translucent spots on FW are smaller, too, making them appear a different species to Eressa confinis. Eressa buddha Zerny, 1931. Iris 45:4 has also been recorded from Nilgiris but I do not have access to the OD. Published as Eressa spp. pending further investigation (SS, 5 May 2022).

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Anonymous. 2022. Eressa spp. . 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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