Discovery of Three New Species and a Subspecies of Tiger Moth

Aparna Sureshchandra Kalawate, K.P. Dinesh & A. Shabnam


Scientists of the Zoological Survey of India (ZSI), Western Regional Centre (WRC), Pune, Dr Aparna Sureshchandra Kalawate, Dr K.P. Dinesh and Ms A. Shabnam have discovered three new species and a subspecies of moth new to science. The discovery has been published in an international journal Journal of Insect Biodiversity from New Zealand.

The discoveries and scientific publications were based on the field explorations made between the year 2016 to 2019 by the scientists of the ZSI, WRC, Pune, where the Olepa moth collections were made from landscapes of the Western Ghats and a few from the Satpura more