Herochroma usneata (Felder & Rogenhofer, 1875) -

Taxonomic Information

Herochroma Swinhoe, 1893 species known from India.
Herochroma baba Swinhoe, 1893. India: Meghalaya (TL: Khasi Hills).
Herochroma baibarana baibarana (Matsumura, 1931). India: NE Himalaya, Assam, Meghalaya (Khasi Hills). 
Herochroma orientalis (Holloway, 1982). NE Himalaya; Sri Lanka is its synonym. 
Herochroma cristata cristata (Warren, 1894). India: Sikkim. Herochroma subopalina (Warren, 1894) is its synonym. 
Herochroma subspoliata (Prout, 1916). India: Nilgiris (TL).
Herochroma elaearia (Hampson, 1903). India: Sikkim, Meghalaya (Khasi Hills).
Herochroma farinosa (Warren, 1893), NW Himalayas, Lahoul.
Herochroma flavitincta (Warren, 1897). India: Meghalaya (TL: Khasi Hills).
Herochroma liliana (Swinhoe, 1892). India: Meghalaya (TL: Khasi Hills).
Herochroma ochreipicta (Swinhoe, 1905). India: Meghalaya (TL: Khasi Hills).
Herochroma subtepens (Walker, 1860). India: Sikkim, Meghalaya (Khasi Hills).
Herochroma usneata (Felder & Rogenhofer, 1875). India: Himalayas.
Herochroma viridaria (Moore, 1868). India: West Bengal.
Herochroma yazakii Inoue, 1999. Nepal [Godavari]; India: West Bengal (Darjeeling).

Herochroma costata Kirti, Goyal & Kaur, 2012. Karnataka. This species name is thus considered a nomen nudum (Plotkin & Kawahara, 2020). 

Photo Gallery and Species Biology


Similar species to H. usneata are 1. Herochroma viridaria ssp. peparata (Herbulot, 1989), which has a black band UNF/UNH. See Plate 5/10-11 in Geometrinae of China, Fauna Sinica: Insecta, Volume 54: Lepidoptera: Geometridae: Geometrinae. 

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  1. Scotopteryx usneata Felder & Rogenhofer, 1875. Reise Fregatte Novara, Bd 2 (Abth. 2) (5): pl. 125, f. 12; TL: China; Himalaya, Chini. Plate at https://archive.org/details/umdieerdeindenja03akad/page/n336/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. 479, # 4026 as Pseudoterpna usneata.
  3. Haruta, T. (Ed.). 1992. Moths of Nepal. Part 1. TINEA. Vol. 13 (Supplement 2). The Japan Heterocerists’ Society, Tokyo. Pl. 2/8. 
  4. Haruta, T. (Ed.). 1994. Moths of Nepal. Part 3. TINEA. Vol. 14 (Supplement 1). The Japan Heterocerists’ Society, Tokyo. Pg. 5. 

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Herochroma usneata (Felder & Rogenhofer, 1875) – . In Sondhi, S., Y. Sondhi, R.P. Singh, P. Roy and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 3.74. Published by the Indian Foundation for Butterflies. URL: https://www.mothsofindia.org/herochroma-usneata, accessed 2024/06/21.