Oreta suffusa 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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Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh1
Arunachal Pradesh
Assam
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
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Jharkhand
Karnataka2
Kerala11
Lakshadweep
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Maharashtra1
Manipur
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Mizoram
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Paschimbanga
Pondicherry
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  1. OD: Oreta suffusa Walker, 1855. List Spec. Lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. 5: 1167; TL: Ceylon. Text at https://archive.org/stream/listofspecimenso46brit#page/1167/mode/1up
  2. Oreta violacea Hampson, 1891. Ill. typical Spec. Lep. Het. Colln Br. Mus. 8: 9; TL: [S.India] Nilgiris. Text at https://archive.org/details/illustrationsoft08brituoft/page/9/mode/1up?view=theater.
  3. 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. 348. Listed as a form of Oreta extensa; states that suffusa is duller and suffused with brown. 
  4. Watson, A. 1967. Bull. Br. Mus. Nat. Hist. (Ent), 19(3): 200-201. Text at https://archive.org/details/bulletinofbritis19entoond/page/199/mode/1up?view=theater. Lists Oreta suffusa from S. India and Sri Lanka. 
  5. Joshi, R., Singh, N., László, G.M. and J. Ahmad. 2020. An Updated Checklist of Superfamily Drepanoidea (Lepidoptera) from India. Records of the Zoological Survey of India, 120(1), pp.1-24. Lists Oreta obliquilinea as a synonym of Oreta obtusa. 
  6. Sondhi, S., Y. Sondhi, T. Karmakar & K. Kunte. 2021. Moth diversity (Lepidoptera) of Shendurney and Ponmudi in Agastyamalai Biosphere Reserve, Kerala, India: an update. Tropical Lepidoptera Research 31(3): 166-178. Pg. 168, Pl. 1/12. 

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Oreta suffusa 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-suffusa, accessed 2024/06/15.