Oreta pavaca Moore, [1866] -

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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  1. Oreta pavaca Moore, [1866]. Proc. zool. Soc. Lond. 1865 (3): 815; TL: Darjeeling. Text at https://archive.org/details/proceedingsofgen65zool/page/815/mode/1up?view=theater
  2. Hampson, G. F. [1893]. The Fauna of British India including Ceylon and Burma. Moths, Vol. 1. Taylor & Francis, London. Pp. xxiii + 527. Saturniidae to Hypsidae 527 p - 333 fig.pg 350, # 758. 
  3. Oreta pavaca pavaca; Watson, 1967, Bull. Br. Mus. nat. Hist. (Ent) 19 (3): 182, f. 47-50. Text at https://archive.org/details/bulletinofbritis19entoond/page/182/mode/1up?view=theaterOreta pavaca sinensis Watson, 1967. Subspecies from China. 
  4. Haruta, T. (Ed.). 1992. Moths of Nepal. Part 1. TINEA. Vol. 13 (Supplement 2). The Japan Heterocerists’ Society, Tokyo Pg. 21, Pl, 1/28. 
  5. Song, W. H., Xue, D. Y., & H. X. Han. 2012. Revision of Chinese Oretinae (Lepidoptera, Drepanidae). Zootaxa 3445: 1-36. Pg. 17, Fig. 33-34. 
  6. https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/244303-Oreta-pavaca. Quite a few errors in ID here, with some griseotincta species listed as pavaca.

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Oreta pavaca Moore, [1866] – . In Sondhi, S., Y. Sondhi, R.P. Singh, P. Roy and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 3.73. Published by the Indian Foundation for Butterflies. URL: https://moths.ncbs.res.in/Oreta-pavaca, accessed 2024/04/21.