Oreta vatama Moore, [1866] -

Subspecies in India

ssp. vatama N.E. India, Sikkim, Bhutan, N.Myanmar.  (Watson 1967)
ssp. luculenta N.W.India, Kashmir and Pakistan. (Watson 1967)
bj444 & bj445  first record for Himachal Pradesh.

Taxonomic Information

Oreta Walker, 1855 species known from Indian subcontinent.
Oreta ancora Chu & Wang, 1987. India: Arunachal Pradesh.
Oreta eminens (Bryk, 1943). Myanmar.
Oreta extensa Walker, 1855. NE India. 
Oreta fuscopurpurea Inoue, 1956. India: Arunachal Pradesh. 
Oreta griseotincta Hampson, [1893]. E. Himalaya; Nepal. 
Oreta insignis (Butler, 1877). India: Arunachal Pradesh.
Oreta obtusa Walker, 1855. N. India; Myanmar. 
Oreta pavaca pavaca Moore, [1866]. Himalayas. 
Oreta sanguinea Moore, 1879. Himalayas.
Oreta suffusa Walker, 1855. S. India; Sri Lanka. 
Oreta vatama Moore, [1866]. Himalayas. 

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

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StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh1
Assam
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi
Goa
Gujarat
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh11
Jammu and Kashmir
Jharkhand
Karnataka
Kerala
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra
Manipur1
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Paschimbanga
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim1
Tamil Nadu
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand
West Bengal
Total1211
  1. OD: Oreta vatama Moore, [1866]. Proc. zool. Soc. Lond. 1865 (3)816; TL: Darjeeling
  2. Hampson, G. F. [1893]. The Fauna of British India including Ceylon and Burma. Moths, Vol. 1. Taylor & Francis, London. Pp. xxiii + 527. Saturniidae to Hypsidae, # 753, pg 349 as O. obtusa.
  3. Watson, A. 1967. A survey of the extra-Ethiopian Oretinae (Lepidoptera: Drepanidae). Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History), Entomology. v.19. pg.187, pl.5 fg.109
  4. Haruta, T. (Ed.). 1992. Moths of Nepal. Part 1. TINEA. Vol. 13 (Supplement 2). The Japan Heterocerists’ Society, Tokyo. pl.1, fg.29

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Oreta vatama Moore, [1866] – . In Sondhi, S., Y. Sondhi, R.P. Singh, P. Roy and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 3.71. Published by the Indian Foundation for Butterflies. URL: https://moths.ncbs.res.in/oreta-vatama, accessed 2024/03/02.