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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Classis: Insecta
Cladus: Dicondylia
Subclassis: Pterygota
Cladus: Metapterygota
Infraclassis: Neoptera
Cladus: Eumetabola
Cladus: Endopterygota
Superordo: Panorpida
Cladus: Amphiesmenoptera
Ordo: Lepidoptera
Subordo: Glossata
Cladus: Coelolepida
Cladus: Myoglossata
Cladus: Neolepidoptera
Infraordo: Heteroneura
Cladus: Eulepidoptera
Cladus: Ditrysia
Cladus: Apoditrysia
Cladus: Obtectomera
Cladus: Macroheterocera
Superfamilia: Noctuoidea

Familia: Erebidae
Subfamilia: Arctiinae
Tribus: Lithosiini
Subtribus: Lithosiina
Genus: Nishada
Species: N. aurantiaca – N. aureocincta – N. benjaminea – N. brunneipennis – N. cameronensis – N. cameroni – N. chilomorpha – N. flabrifera – N. formosibia – N. griseoflava – N. impervia – N. marginalis – N. melanistis – N. melanopa – N. niveola – N. pseudochilomorpha – N. rotundipennis – N. sambara – N. schintlmeisteri – N. syntomioides – N. temenggora – N. tula – N. xantholoma

Nishada Moore, 1878

Type species: Nishada flabrifera Moore, 1878 by monotypy.

Bucsek, K. 2012. Erebidae, Arctiinae (Lithosiini, Arctiini) of Malay Peninsula. Malaysia Institute of Zoology SAS, Bratislava: 1–170. Reference page.
Bucsek K. 2016. Several other species of Lithosiini (Erebidae, Arctiinae) found on mainland Malaysia. Entomofauna 37(37): 573–580. full article (pdf).Reference page.
Dubatolov, V.V. & Bucsek, K. 2013: New species of lichen-moths from South-East Asia (Lepidoptera, Noctuoidea, Lithosiini). Tinea 22(4): 279–291. Full article (PDF) Reference page.
Joshi, R., Kirti, J.S. & Singh, N. 2016. A new species of genus Nishada Moore, 1878 (Lepidoptera, Erebidae, Arctiinae) from India. Zootaxa 4179(1): 128–132. DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.4179.1.10. Reference page.
Nishada is a genus of moths in the family Erebidae. They are found in India, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Sumatra, and Borneo.


Palpi short and porrect (extending forward) where the second joint is hairy. Antennae of male with cilia and bristles, the upper surface covered with rough scales. Forewing broad. The costa much arched and a large smooth patch on the inner area of underside for the articulation of the hindwing. Vein 5 absent. Veins 7 to 9 stalked. Vein 11 anastomosing (fusing) with vein 12. Hindwing of male with a costal fold from which large scales projects. Vein 4 absent. In female, vein 3,4 and 6,7 stalked. Vein 5 absent and vein 8 from middle of cell.[2]

Nishada aurantiaca Rothschild, 1913
Nishada aureocincta Debauche, 1938
Nishada benjaminea Roepke, 1946
Nishada brunneipennis Hampson, 1911
Nishada chilomorpha (Snellen, 1877)
Nishada flabrifera Moore, 1878
Nishada impervia Walker, 1864
Nishada marginalis (Felder, 1875)
Nishada melanistis Swinhoe, 1902
Nishada niveola Hampson, 1900
Nishada rotundipennis (Walker, 1862)
Nishada sambara (Moore, 1859)
Nishada schintlmeisteri Dubatolov & Bucsek, 2013
Nishada syntomioides (Walker, 1862)
Nishada tula Swinhoe, 1900
Nishada xantholoma (Snellen, 1879)


Savela, Markku. "Nishada Moore, 1878". Lepidoptera and Some Other Life Forms. Retrieved January 21, 2019.

Hampson, G. F. (1894). The Fauna of British India, Including Ceylon and Burma: Moths Volume II. Taylor and Francis – via Biodiversity Heritage Library.

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External links
Pitkin, Brian & Jenkins, Paul. "Search results Family: Arctiidae". Butterflies and Moths of the World. Natural History Museum, London.

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