Rediscovery of an endemic Indian moth Gurna indica (Moore, 1879) (Lepidoptera: Erebidae: Arctiinae) after 125 years

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Aparna Sureshchandra Kalawate
Neha Upadhyay
Banani Mukhopadhyay


The present communication is on a rediscovery of an endemic moth Gurna indica (Moore, 1879) from India. This species is rediscovered from India after more than 125 years. Till this study, the literature published on this species is based on the type species housed in museum or based on the catalogues. The genus Gurna is a monotypic and endemic to India.

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Aparna Sureshchandra Kalawate, Zoological Survey of India, Western Regional Centre, Vidhya Nagar, Sector 29, P.C.N.T. (PO), Rawet Road, Akurdi, Pune, Maharashtra 411044, India.



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