Apha floralis Butler, 1881 -

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Apha floralis -


The Apha floralis species group consists of numerous similar-looking species, best separated by examining genitalia. 
Apha zephyrus Zolotuhin & Pugaev, 2020. Myanmar; China. 
Apha witti Zolotuhin & Pugaev, 2020. China. 
Diagnosis. The males of the species differ from some of the other members of the group by having a well expressed “double” postmedial fascia on the hind wing. This “double” postmedial fascia can be also found in A. zephyrus and A. witti, but in both the latter species this fascia (not its basal shadow) is much more weakly ex- pressed. The species A. floralis can be distinguished from A. zephyrus sp. nov. and A. witti sp. nov. by the smaller distance between the postmedial fascia and outer wing margin (Zolotuhin et al 2020). . 

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  1. Apha floralis Butler, 1881. Illustrations of typical specimens of Lepidoptera Heterocera in the collection of the British Museum 5: 64, pl. XCIV, figs 5, 6. TL: “India, Darjeeling”. 
  2. Hampson, G. F. [1893]. The Fauna of British India including Ceylon and Burma. Moths, Vol. 1. Taylor & Francis, London. Pp. xxiii + 527. Saturniidae to Hypsidae 527 p - 333 fig.Pg. 52, # 63. 
  3. Haruta, T. (Ed.). 1994. Moths of Nepal. Part 3. TINEA. Vol. 14 (Supplement 1). The Japan Heterocerists’ Society, Tokyo. Pl. 78/8. 
  4. Zolotuhin, V.V., Pugaev, S.N. and Du, T.T., 2020. A review of Apha floralis species group (Lepidoptera: Eupterotidae). Acta Biologica Sibirica, 6, p.611. Numerous extralimital species. 

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Apha floralis Butler, 1881 – . In Sondhi, S., Y. Sondhi, R.P. Singh, P. Roy and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 3.71. Published by the Indian Foundation for Butterflies. URL: https://www.mothsofindia.org/Apha-floralis, accessed 2024/02/25.