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Casminola spp.

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Adult moth observations that have been databased:
Arunachal Pradesh
All states
Similiar species:
Casminola László, Ronkay and Witt, 2010 species known from India and Nepal
Casminola chionobasis (Hampson, 1901). India. 
  1. László, G. M. & M. Sterling. 2020. Illustrated checklist of Nolinae (Lepidoptera, Nolidae) of Hong Kong, China, with description of two new species. Ecologica Montenegrina 33: 35-58. Fig. 1-2. 
  2. László, G.M., Ronkay, G., Witt, T.J. 2010. Contribution to the Nolinae (Lepidoptera, Noctuidae) fauna of North Thailand. Esperiana Buchreihe zur Entomologie 15: 7–126. 
Note: This is a little studied genus in India. A few of the individuals resemble Casminola johannstumpfi, which is so far only known from Nepal. Casminola spinosa and Casminola and seminigra are similar species to Casminola johannstumpfi; best separated by examining specimens and/or genitalia. Casminola chionobasis (Hampson, 1901) 
is the only species listed from India in the Nolinae checklist (Joshi et al 2019). Casminola pulchella is reported in Moths of Goa, 2021. Image 181. However, this ID needs confirmation as this seems close to Calonola ectrocta (Sri Lanka) or Calonola argyria (India). 
MOT, Vol. 3, Part 2, Pl. 22/20 for Casminola johannstumpfi

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Anonymous. 2022. Casminola 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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