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Chamaita spec.jpg
Chamaita species
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Clade: Euarthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Superfamily: Noctuoidea
Family: Erebidae
Subtribe: Nudariina
Genus: Chamaita
Walker, 1862[1]
  • Homopsyche Butler, 1882

Chamaita is a genus of moths in the family Arctiidae. Species are distributed throughout India, Sri Lanka, and Borneo.


Palpi slight and porrect. Antennae very long with thickened basal joint. Tibia with short spurs. Fore wings with hairy and highly arched costa. In fore wings, vein 3 from before angle of cell, vein 5 from near center of discocellulars and vein 6 from below upper angle. Veins 7 and 8 stalked, vein 9 absent and vein 11 not anastomosing with vein 12. Hind wings with vein 3 before angle of cell, vein 5 from above angle, veins 6 and 7 stalked and vein 8 from middle of cell.[2]



  1. ^ Chamaita at funet
  2. ^ Hampson G. F. (1892). "The Fauna Of British India Including Ceylon And Burma Moths Vol-ii". Digital Library of India. p. 558. Retrieved 4 July 2016. [permanent dead link]

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