Brunia sarawaca (Butler, 1877) -

Taxonomic Information

List of Brunia Moore, 1878 species known from India.
Brunia gibonica (Černý, 2009). Arunachal Pradesh.
Brunia cucullata (Moore, 1878). Andamans, Assam.
Brunia brevipennis (Walker, 1854). Maybe synonym of B. antica.  
Brunia antica (Walker, 1854). India, Sri Lanka.
Brunia fumidisca (Hampson, 1894). Sikkim, Meghalaya.
Brunia griseola (Hübner, 1827). Needs confirmation. 
Brunia sarawaca (Butler, 1877). NE Himalaya.
Brunia terminalis (Moore, 1878). Maybe synonym of B. sarawaca

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh
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
Maharashtra
Manipur
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Paschimbanga
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand
West Bengal
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  1. OD: Lithosia sarawaca Butler, 1877. Trans. Ent. Soc. Lond. 1877: 350; TL: Sarawak. Text at https://archive.org/details/transactionsofen1877roya/page/350/mode/1up?view=theater
  2. Cerny, K. & A. Pinratana. 2009. Moths of Thailand, Vol. 6, Arctiidae. 283 pp. Pg. 149, Fig. 300 a, 300b. As Brunia sarawaka
  3. Bucsek, K., 2017. Contribution to the study of the genus Brunia Moore, 1878 (Erebidae, Arctiinae, Lithosiini). Entomofauna, 38(8), pp.141-176. Pg. 149. Plate 1/3. 
  4. https://www.mothsofborneo.com/part-7/lithosiini/lithosiini_11_2.php
Note: Like other members of this genus, this species is sexually dimorphic, with females resembling females of Brunia antica. Males of this species resemble the extralimital species, Brunia apicalis (Walker, 1862) and these are best separated by comparing genitalia. 
 

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Brunia sarawaca (Butler, 1877) – . 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/brunia-sarawaca, accessed 2024/07/21.