Hemithea ochrolauta (Warren, 1894) -

Taxonomic Information

Hemithea Duponchel, 1829 species known from India. 
Hemithea antigrapha Prout, 1917. Khasi Hills, Meghalaya.
Hemithea aquamarina Hampson, 1895. Dharamsala, Khasis.
Hemithea himachalensis Walia, 2000. Himachal Pradesh (Nauni).
Hemithea insularia (Guenée, [1858]). Indian subregion.
Hemithea marina (Butler, 1878). Indian subregion.
Hemithea melalopha Prout, 1931. Khasi Hills, Meghalaya.
Hemithea ochrolauta (Warren, 1894). Uttarakhand, Nagaland; Bhutan. 
Hemithea tritonaria (Walker, 1863). Khasis, Nilgiris, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu
Hemithea wuka (Pagenstecher, 1886). Nilgiris. 
Hemithea insularia profecta Prout, 1933. Listed as synonym of Hemithea melalopha in MOB. But Plotkin et al 2020 lists both Hemithea insularia and Hemithea melalopha as valid species in their checklist of Geometrinae. 

There are reports of Hemithea costipunctata (Moore [1868]) from India (Sondhi et al 2016; Dey et al 2018), but Lepindex treats Hemithea costipunctata as a synonym of Hemithea marina (Butler, 1878) and Plotkin et al 2020 do not list Hemithea costipunctata as a valid species in their global checklist of Geometrinae. 

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  1. OD: Mixolophia ochrolauta Warren, 1894. Novit. Zool. 1:391. TL: Bhutan. Text at https://archive.org/details/novitateszoologi01lond/page/391/mode/1up?view=theater
  2. Hampson, G. F. 1895. The Fauna of British India including Ceylon and Burma. Moths, Vol. 3. Taylor & Francis, London. Noctuidae (cont.) to Geometridae 546 p - 226 figs.Pg. 490, # 4057.
  3. Seitz, A. (Ed.). Micro. Lep. Vol. 12, Pl. 12 g. Pg. 113. 
  4. Haruta, T. (Ed.). 1992. Moths of Nepal. Part 1. TINEA. Vol. 13 (Supplement 2). The Japan Heterocerists’ Society, Tokyo.Pl 4/15.
  5. Smetacek, P. 2005. On the taxonomy and appearance of Mixolophia ochrolauta Warren in the Kumaon Himalaya. Journal of Bombay Natural History Society. 102(1): 130 – 131.
  6. Sondhi, Y. & S. Sondhi. 2016. A partial checklist of moths (Lepidoptera) of Dehradun, Mussoorie and Devalsari in Garhwal, Uttarakhand, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa 8(5): 8756–8776; http://dx.doi.org/10.11609/jott.2814.8.5.8756-8776. Image 73.

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Hemithea ochrolauta (Warren, 1894) – . In Sondhi, S., Y. Sondhi, R.P. Singh, P. Roy and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 3.73. Published by the Indian Foundation for Butterflies. URL: https://www.mothsofindia.org/hemithea-ochrolauta, accessed 2024/04/14.