Oreta obtusa Walker, 1855 -

Taxonomic Information

Oreta Walker, 1855 species known from Indian subcontinent.
Oreta ancora Chu & Wang, 1987. India: Arunachal Pradesh.
Oreta eminens (Bryk, 1943). Myanmar.
Oreta extensa Walker, 1855. NE India. 
Oreta fuscopurpurea Inoue, 1956. India: Arunachal Pradesh. 
Oreta griseotincta Hampson, [1893]. E. Himalaya; Nepal. 
Oreta insignis (Butler, 1877). India: Arunachal Pradesh.
Oreta obtusa Walker, 1855. N. India; Myanmar. 
Oreta pavaca pavaca Moore, [1866]. Himalayas. 
Oreta sanguinea Moore, 1879. Himalayas.
Oreta suffusa Walker, 1855. S. India; Sri Lanka. 
Oreta vatama Moore, [1866]. Himalayas. 

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

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StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh131
Assam
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh
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Jammu and Kashmir
Jharkhand
Karnataka
Kerala
Lakshadweep
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Manipur
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Nagaland1
Odisha
Paschimbanga
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  1. OD: Oreta obtusa Walker, 1855. List Spec. Lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. 5: 1167. TL: Sylhet, Bangladesh. Text at http://archive.org/stream/listofspecimenso46brit#page/1167/mode/1up 
  2. Oreta obtusa ; Watson, 1967, Bull. Br. Mus. nat. Hist. (Ent) 19 (3) : 191, f. 73-76.  https://archive.org/stream/bulletinofbritis19entoond#page/191/mode/1up 
  3. Song, W. H., D.Y. Xue & H. X. Han. 2012. Revision of Chinese Oretinae (Lepidoptera, Drepanidae). Zootaxa 3445: 1–36. Image 4-6 for ssp. dejani. 
  4. Sondhi, S. Karmakar, T., Sondhi, Y. & K. Kunte. 2021. Moths of Tale Wildlife Sanctuary, Arunachal Pradesh, India with seventeen additions to the moth fauna of India (Lepidoptera: Heterocera). Tropical Lepidoptera Research 31(Supplement 2): 1-53. DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.5062572. Image 78. 
  5. https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/632594-Oreta-obtusa 
Notes: Oreta obtusa Walker, 1855 exists in a brown form and a brown and yellow form. 
 

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Oreta obtusa Walker, 1855 – . In Sondhi, S., Y. Sondhi, R.P. Singh, P. Roy and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 3.74. Published by the Indian Foundation for Butterflies. URL: https://moths.ncbs.res.in/oreta-obtusa, accessed 2024/07/17.