Aiteta rufoflava (Walker, [1857]) -

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 Pradesh1
Arunachal Pradesh
Assam
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh
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 Bengal
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  1. OD : Xanthia rufoflava Walker, 1856 [1857]. List Spec. Lepid. Insects Colln. Br. Mus., part X, Pg. 467. Text at https://archive.org/stream/listofspecimenso1012brit#page/467/mode/1up
  2. 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. 420, # 2326. Listed as Pseudelydna rufoflava.
  3. Sivasankaran, K. , S. Ignacimuthu , M. Gabriel Paulraj and S. Prabakaran 2012. A checklist of Noctuidae (Insecta : Lepidoptera : Noctuoidea) of India. Rec. zool. Surv. India : 111(Part–3) : 79-101.
  4. Gurule, S & S. M. Nikam. 2013. The moths (Lepidoptera: Heterocera) of northern Maharashtra: a preliminary checklist. Journal of Thratened Taxa. 5(12): 4693–4713; http://dx.doi.org/10.11609/JoTT.o2555.4693-713. Image 212; 213. 
  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. Pl. 28/13-16.
  6. http://www.mothsofborneo.com/part-18/careini/careini_1.php [accessed 20 April 2020]
  7. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/5463171

Aiteta diurna is its junior synonym.

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Aiteta rufoflava (Walker, [1857]) – . 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-rufoflava, accessed 2024/04/21.