Pitama spp. Moore, [1888] -

Taxonomic Information

Pitama Moore, [1888] species known from India. 
Pitama lativitta Moore, [1888]. India: West Bangal (Darjeeling: TL), Arunachal Pradesh. 
Pitama hermesalis (Walker, [1859]). Extralimital to India.

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

Pitama spp. -


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Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh11
Assam
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi
Goa
Gujarat
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir
Jharkhand
Karnataka
Kerala
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra
Manipur
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Paschimbanga
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim1
Tamil Nadu
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand
West Bengal1
Total112

Note: These two individuals, media codes bq153 and cs007 are possibly two undescribed species of Pitama Moore, [1888] from India. They do not match either Pitama lativitta Moore, [1888] known from India or Pitama hermesalis (Walker, [1859]), which is extralimital to India.

http://www.pyralidsofborneo.org/index.php?pitama-moore mentions the presence of a unnamed species in the Natural History Museum, London as "RTS (1994: 177) refer to an unnamed sp. in the NHM which is slightly smaller than P. hermesalis and has a much darker yellow ground colour. The abdomen tip of the female is purplish brown". 

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Pitama spp. Moore, [1888] – . 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/pitama-spp, accessed 2024/05/26.