Gunda Walker, 1862 species known from the Indian subcontinent:
Gunda javanica (Moore, 1872) . India: Sikkim, NE Himalaya; Myanmar.
Gunda ochracea Walker, 1862. India; Nepal; Sri Lanka.
Gunda sesostris (Vuillot, 1893). India: Assam, Arunachal Pradesh.
Gunda thwaitesii (Moore, ). Sri Lanka.
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1. OD: Gunda in Walker, 1862. Catalogue of the Heterocerous Lepidopterous Insects collected at Sarawak, in Borneo, by Mr. A. R. Wallace, with Descriptions of New Species J. Proc. Linn. Soc. (Zool.) 6: 82-145, 171-198. Page 176.
2. Wang, X., Wang, M., Zolotuhin, V.V., Hirowatari, T., Wu, S. and Huang, G.H., 2015. The fauna of the family Bombycidae sensu lato (Insecta, Lepidoptera, Bombycoidea) from Mainland China, Taiwan and Hainan Islands. Zootaxa, 3989(1), pp.1-138.
3. https://www.mothsofborneo.com/part-3/bombycidae/gallery.php [Accessed on 12 Sep 2022]
4. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gunda [Accessed on 12 Sep 2022]
Note from SS: Holloway reports in MOB that "there are two related species: thwaitesii Moore ( + apicalis Hampson, syn. n.), from Sri Lanka, with a pentagonal male eighth tergite; an undescribed species from S. India with an H-shaped eighth tergite." Given this, I believe that the G. javanica-like individual from Andhra Pradesh (MOI-pnj182) is either thwaitesii Moore or the undescribed species from S. India. Differences described in genitalia.
Anonymous 2023. Gunda spp. Walker, 1862 – . In Sondhi, S., Y. Sondhi, R.P. Singh, P. Roy and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 3.50. Published by the Indian Foundation for Butterflies. URL: https://moths.ncbs.res.in/Gunda-spp, accessed 2023/05/30.