Aiteta musculina Walker, 1856 -

Taxonomic Information

Aiteta Walker, 1856 species known from India (Joshi et al. 2021):
Aiteta apriformis (Walker, 1857). India: Maharashtra, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh; Sri Lanka. 
Aiteta brooksi Holloway, 1976. IndiaL Andaman Is.. 
Aiteta damnipennis (Walker, 1865). Indian subregion. 
Aiteta musculina Walker, 1856. India: Jharkhand, Bihar, Sikkim, Uttarakhand, Chhattisgarh, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka; Sri Lanka; Nepal.
Aiteta rufoflava (Walker, [1857]). India: Bihar, Jharkhand, Sikkim, Uttarakhand, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Maharashtra.
Aiteta rufula Warren, 1912. India: Meghalaya (TL).  
Aiteta trigoniphora (Hampson, 1898). India: Meghalaya (TL), Himalayan region. 

Aiteta trunctata (Walker, 1858) is treated as a synonym of Aiteta musculina Walker, 1856.

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

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StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh
Assam
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh1
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi
Goa
Gujarat
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir
Jharkhand
Karnataka
Kerala
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra1
Manipur
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Paschimbanga
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand
West Bengal1
Total111
  1. OD: Aiteta musculina Walker, 1856. List of the Specimens of lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum, 9: 131. 
  2. Brada truncata Walker, 1858. List of the specimens of lepidopterous insects in the collection of the British Museum, Vol 15 pg 1666, #1. TL: Sri Lanka. Text at https://archive.org/stream/listofspecimenso1315brit#page/1666/mode/1up
  3. Hampson, G. F. 1894. The Fauna of British India including Ceylon and Burma. Moths, Vol. 2. Taylor & Francis, London. Arctiidae, Agrostidae, Noctuidae 609 p - 325 figs.pg 419 #2324 as Capotena truncata.
  4. Haruta, T. (Ed.). 1994. Moths of Nepal. Part 3. TINEA. Vol. 14 (Supplement 1). The Japan Heterocerists’ Society, Tokyo. Pl. 86/34. 
  5. Kononenko, V. S. & A. Pinratana. 2013. Moths of Thailand, Volume 3: Noctuoidea Part 2: Addendum to Vol. 3, Part 1, Families Erebidae, Nolidae, Euteliidae, Noctuidae and Checklist. Brothers of St. Gabriel in Thailand, Bangkok. 625 pp. + 55 pls. Pl. 28/8-10.
  6. Chandra, K., Kumar, V., Singh, N., Raha, A., Sanyal, A.K. 2019. Assemblages of Lepidoptera in Indian Himalaya through long term monitoring plots. Zoological Survey of India, Kolkata, 1-457 pp. Pl. 140/1.
  7. Joshi, R., Singh, N. and Kuni, N., 2021. A catalogue of Nolidae Bruand, 1846 from India (Lepidoptera, Noctuoidea). Zootaxa, 5034(1), pp.1-112. Figure 2. 
 
 Notes: Listed as Aiteta truncata (Walker, 1858) on Moths of India. Changed to Aiteta musculina Walker, 1856 on 4 Nov 2021 (SS). Aiteta truncata is a junior synonym to Aiteta musculina (Kononenko & Pinratana 2013; Joshi et al. 2021).

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Aiteta musculina Walker, 1856 – . 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/aiteta-musculina, accessed 2024/04/21.