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Familia: Erebidae
Subfamilia: Arctiinae
Tribus: Lithosiini
Subtribus: Lithosiina
Genus: Oeonistis
Species: O. altica – O. bicolora – O. bistrigata – O. delia – O. entella – O. imitaria – O. quadra – O. vithurensis

Oeonistis Hübner, 1819

Type species: Phalaena entella Cramer, [1779]

Oeonistis altica (Linnaeu, 1768)

Oeonistis altica

Primary references
Additional references

Orhant, G.E.R.J. 2000b. Two new Indo-Australian Lithosiinae (Lepidoptera, Arctiidae). Tinea 16(4): 246–249. Reference page.
Singh, N. & Kirti, J.S. 2014. a new species of Oeonistis Hübner from India (lepidoptera: erebidae: arctiinae) with a key to known species of the genus. Journal of Entomological Research 38(3): 227-230. Reference page.

Oeonistis is a genus of moths in the family Erebidae first described by Jacob Hübner in 1819. They are found in India, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Borneo and other minor islands of Oceania.

Palpi porrect (extending forward), the second joint fringed with hair. Antennae of male bipectinated, with short branches and with a bristle from the end. Forewing very long and narrow. Vein 3 from before angle of cell. Veins 4 and 5 from angle, vein 6 from upper angle and veins 7 to 9 stalked. Areole absent. Hindwing with veins 4 and 5 stalked. Veins 6 and 7 on a short stalk and vein 8 from middle of cell.[1]

Oeonistis altica (Linnaeus, 1768)[2]
Oeonistis bicolora Bethune-Baker, 1904
Oeonistis bistrigata Rothschild, 1912
Oeonistis delia Fabricius, 1787
Oeonistis entella Cramer, 1779


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

"Oeonistis altica (Linnaeus, 1768)".

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

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