Nishada (moth)

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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Clade: Euarthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Superfamily: Noctuoidea
Family: Erebidae
Subtribe: Lithosiina
Genus: Nishada
Moore, 1878[1]
  • Petalopleura Meyrick, 1889

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 where the second joint is hairy. Antennae of male with cilia and bristles, the upper surface covered with rough scales. Fore wing broad. The costa much arched and a large smooth patch on the inner area of underside for the articulation of the hind wing. Vein 5 absent. Veins 7 to 9 stalked. Vein 11 anastomosing with vein 12. Hind wing 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]



  1. ^ Nishada 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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