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Lepidoptera > Noctuoidea > Erebidae > Arctiinae > Arctiini > Spilosomina > Creatonotos

Creatonotos gangis-interrupta complex

Creatonotis gangis (Linnaeus, 1763) and Creatonotis interrupta (Linnaeus, 1767) represent a species complex, whose taxonomic status is unclear. 
Indian and global distribution:
records (based on images):
Identification:
Sexual, seasonal & individual variation:
Status, Habitat and Habits:
Adult moth observations that have been databased:
StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Arunachal Pradesh
Assam
Chhattisgarh
Delhi
Gujarat
Karnataka
Kerala
Maharashtra
Meghalaya
Tamil Nadu
Telangana
Tripura
Uttarakhand
West Bengal
All states
Similiar species:
Creatonotos Hübner, [1819] species known from India.
Creatonotos transiens (Walker, 1855). Indian subcontinent.  
Creatonotos gangis (Linnaeus, 1763). Indian subcontinent.
Creatonotos interrupta (Linnaeus, 1767). Indian subcontinent.

Creatonotos ananthakrishanani Kirti & Kaleka, 1999 is treated as a synonym of Creatonotos transiens
The Creatonotos gangis-interrupta is a species complex that needs to be investigated. 
References:
  1. Cerny, K. & A. Pinratana. 2009. Moths of Thailand, Vol. 6, Arctiidae. # 336, pg 166.
  2. Hampson, G. 1894. Moths 2. Arctiidae, Agrostidae, Noctuidae 609 p - 325 figs. # 1231, pg 26 as Creatonotos interruptus
  3. Dubatolov, V.V. and de Vos, R., 2010. Tiger-moths of Eurasia (Lepidoptera, Arctiinae). Neue Entomologische Nachrichten65, pp.1-106.

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Anonymous. 2021. Creatonotos gangis-interrupta complex . In Sondhi, S., Y. Sondhi, P. Roy and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Moths of India, v. 2.61. Indian Foundation for Butterflies. http://www.mothsofindia.org/sp/58102/Creatonotos-gangis-interrupta complex
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