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First record of Amerila eugenia (Fabricius, 1794) [Lepidoptera : Erebidae : Arctiinae] from Eastern India

Olive Biswas, Udipta Chakraborti, Sankarsan Roy, Biplob Kr. Modak, Suresh Kumar Shah, Balaram Panja

Present communication reports Amerila eugenia (Fabricius, 1794), a lepidopteran species under subfamily Arctiinae of family Erebidae for the first time from Eastern part of India (Sunderban Biosphere Reserve, West Bengal).


Key words: Sunderban Biosphere Reserve, India, Erebidae, Arctiinae, Amerila eugenia (Fabricius, 1794)


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