Chamaita

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

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

Description[edit]

Palpi slight and porrect (extending forward). Antennae very long with thickened basal joint. Tibia with short spurs. Forewings with hairy and highly arched costa. In forewings, 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 (fusing) with vein 12. Hindwings 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]

Species[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Savela, Markku. "Chamaita Walker, 1862". Lepidoptera and Some Other Life Forms. Retrieved January 14, 2019.
  2. ^ 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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