Himala ochripes (Moore, 1879) -

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  1. OD: Stilpnotia ochripes Moore, 1879. Descr. Indian lep. Atkinson (1): 45; TL: Darjeeling. Text at https://archive.org/details/descriptionsofne00hewi/page/45/mode/1up?view=theater
  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. 490, # 1121 as Caviria ochripes
  3. Caviria ochripes; Collenette, 1932, Novit. Zool. 38: 57; Collenette, 1934, Novit. Zool. 39: 139. Text at https://archive.org/details/novitateszoologi39lond/page/139/mode/1up?view=theater
  4. Leucoma niveata Walker sensu Holloway, 1976: 43
  5. Bali, G.P.K., Kaleka, A.S. and Singh, D., 2021. A new combination of a tussock moth species under Genus Himala Moore (Lepidoptera: Erebidae: Lymantriinae) and its range extension. Records of the Zoological Survey of India, 120(4), pp.357-362. For generic placement. 
  6. http://www.mothsofborneo.com/part-5/leucomini/leucomini_1_2.php

Note: Species identity changes from Leucoma clara (Walker, 1865) to Himala ochripes (Moore, 1879), based on inputs by Jahir Rayhan (pers. comm.) and generic placement updated based on Bali et al. 2020. Himala ochripes is separated from Leucoma clara by the following: Himala ochripes has more rounded forewings, male lacks the raised bands of scales present in clara, antennae coloration in clara is orange legs and antennae, which are concolorous (antennae are paler brown in ochripes). Comparing male genitalia is the best way of separating these species.

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Himala ochripes (Moore, 1879) – . 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/himala-ochripes, accessed 2024/05/24.