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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]
  • Homopsyche Butler, 1882

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


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]



  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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