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Lepidoptera > Noctuoidea > Noctuidae > Eustrotiinae > Naranga

Naranga diffusa (Walker, 1865)

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Similar species: Naranga aenescens Moore, 1881
Naranga aenescens Moore, 1881. Descriptions of new Indian lepidopterous insects from the collection of the late Mr. W.S. Atkinson. Proc. Zool. Soc. Lond. Pg. 359; TL: Formosa. Text at
Naranga brunnea Hampson, 1910; 632, pl. 168, f. 4; TL: Japan, Yokohama.
Pal, S. and Gupta, A., 2017. Severe Outbreak of Rice Green Semilooper, Naranga aenescens (Moore)(Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) along with Its Parasitoid Complex in Sub-Himalayan West Bengal, India. Entomological News, 127(3), pp.286-291.
  1. OD: Xanthodes diffusa Walker, 1865. List Spec. Lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. 33: 779; TL: Ceylon. Text at
  2. Naranga ferruginea Moore, 1882 Descr. Indian lep. Atkinson (2): 134; TL: Calcutta. Text at
  3. Hampson, G. F. 1894. The Fauna of British India including Ceylon and Burma. Moths, Vol. 2. Taylor & Francis, London. Arctiidae, Agrostidae, Noctuidae 609 p - 325 333, # 2099. 
  4. Haruta, T. (Ed.). 1994. Moths of Nepal. Part 3. TINEA. Vol. 14 (Supplement 1). The Japan Heterocerists’ Society, Tokyo.Pl. 87/9-10 for male & female. 
Note: Diagnosis (from MOB). See the generic account. In males of diffusa, the forewing dark bands are equal to, or broader than, the more distal arc of ground colour, and the hindwings are dark brown. In the female, the dark bands are very much narrower, and the hindwings are a pale yellowish-straw colour.

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Anonymous. 2022. Naranga diffusa (Walker, 1865). 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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