Emmelia lunana (Fabricius, 1794) -

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  1. Pyralis lunana Fabricius, 1794. Ent. Syst. 3 (2): 243; TL: India Orientali. Text at https://archive.org/details/entomologiasyst3fabr/page/243/mode/1up?view=theater (in French).
  2. Acontia olivea Guenée, 1852. Hist. nat. Ins., Spec. gén. Lépid. 6 (Noct. 2): 217; TL: East Indies. Text at https://archive.org/details/histoirenaturell06boi/page/217/mode/1up?view=theater (in French). 
  3. Tarache nivosa Swinhoe, 1886. Proc. zool. Soc. Lond. 1886 (4): 446, pl. 41, f. 14; TL: India, Mhow. Text at 
  4. https://archive.org/details/proceedingsofgen86busi/page/446/mode/1up?view=theater. Plate at https://archive.org/details/proceedingsofgen86busi/page/n527/mode/1up?view=theater
  5. Tarache olivea; 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 figs.pg. 313, # 2027. 
  6. Hoplotarache lunana; Seitz, A. (Ed.). Macro Lep. World. Vol. 11,Pg. 299. Pl. 27a. 
  7. Hacker, H.H., Legrain, A., Fibiger, M. and Peks, H., 2008. Revision of the genus Acontia Ochsenheimer, 1816 and the tribus Acontiini Guenée, 1841 (Old World)(Lepidoptera: Noctuidae: Acontiinae). Esperiana, 14, pp.7-533.
  8. Komal, J., Shashank, P.R., Sondhi, S., Madan, S., Sondhi, Y., Meshram, N.M. and Anooj, S.S., 2021. Moths (Insecta: Lepidoptera) of Delhi, India: An illustrated checklist based on museum specimens and surveys. Biodiversity Data Journal, 9. Lists a record of Emmelia lunana from Delhi. 
  9. Singh, A. P. & Lekhendra. 2022. Moths (Lepidoptera : Heterocera) of New Forest Campus, Dehradun, India, Indian Forester 148 (6) : 632-643. Lists a historical record of Emmelia lunana from Dehradun. 
  10. https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/1284020-Acontia-lunana

Note: Lepindex lists this as Hoplotarache lunana Fabricius, 1794. Hacker et al (2008) places its sister species, Acontia natalis group (an African species), in Acontia. iNaturalist also list this as Acontia below. 
https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/696656-Acontia-natalis.However, we cannot find any publications placing this species in Acontia; hence we list this as Emmelia, pending further investigation. 

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Emmelia lunana (Fabricius, 1794) – . In Sondhi, S., Y. Sondhi, R.P. Singh, P. Roy and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 3.71. Published by the Indian Foundation for Butterflies. URL: https://moths.ncbs.res.in/Emmelia-lunana, accessed 2024/02/24.