Orvasca subnotata Walker, 1865 -

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Similar species are Somena similis (Moore, [1860]), Somena scintillans Walker, 1856
Orvasca subnotata Walker, 1865

Both sexes of Orvasca subnotata similar to female of S. scintillans but the forewing is paler, crossed by two distinct, whitish median lines. Yellow border lacks iridescent scales like in S. scintillans (MON). Male: FW: brownish protrusions touch wing margin. HW: brown with marginal yellow even border. Female: FW: brownish protrusions touch wing margin. HW: brown with marginal yellow even border. FW costa is brown. Orvasca subnotata larva lacks crimson tubercles on lateral surface. 
The individual represented by the life cycle cf635-644 on this website has larva that matches that of Orvasca subnotata Walker, 1865, but has entirely yellow hindwings, which represents a discrepancy to the description of orvasca, wherein both sexes of this species have HW brown with marginal yellow even border.

StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh111
Arunachal Pradesh
Assam
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh11
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi1
Goa2
Gujarat11711123
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir
Jharkhand
Karnataka42152
Kerala121
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh2
Maharashtra311126
Manipur
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Paschimbanga1
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu11
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand235
West Bengal1
Total6272215182910

Orvasca subnotata Walker, 1865: Lantana camara (Verbenaceae), Plumeria alba (Apocynaceae) and Ricinus communis (Euphorbiaceae) (Singh et al. 2021) in Sondhi et al. 2021.

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  3. Wang, H.S., Wang, M. and Fan, X.L., 2011. Notes on the tribe Nygmiini (Lepidoptera: Erebidae: Lymantriinae) from Nanling National Nature Reserve, with description of a new species. Zootaxa, 2887(1), pp.57-68.
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  5. https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/124255-Orvasca-subnotata
  6. https://v3.boldsystems.org/index.php/Taxbrowser_Taxonpage?taxid=189602
 
 

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Orvasca subnotata Walker, 1865 – . 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/orvasca-subnotata, accessed 2024/03/01.