Lemaireia luteopeplus Nässig & Holloway, 1988 -

Taxonomic Information

Lemaireia Nässig & Holloway, 1987 species known from India. 
Lemaireia luteopeplus luteopeplus Nässig & Holloway, 1988. India: Meghalaya (TL: Khasi Hills). 
Lemaireia himalayana Naumann & Smetacek, 2021. India: Arunachal Pradesh.

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

Lemaireia himalayana differs from Lemaireia luteopeplus luteopeplus by its somewhat larger wingspan and the somewhat more quadrate, broader form of the wings. It is of more intense colouration, the ocelli on dorsal side are little larger, and on ventral side the antemedial and postmedial areas are more orange, in contrast to a yellow colour in L. luteopeplus (Naumann & Smetacek, 2021). 

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Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh
Assam
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi
Goa
Gujarat
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir
Jharkhand
Karnataka
Kerala
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra
Manipur
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Nagaland1
Odisha
Paschimbanga
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand
West Bengal
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  1. Nässig, W.A. & Holloway, J.D. 1988. On the systematic position of "Syntherata" loepoides Butler and its allies (Lep., Saturniidae). Heterocera Sumatrana 2(6): 115–127. Fig. 1 TL: Khasi Hills, Meghalaya.
  2. Nässig, W.A., 1996. A new, unexpected species of Lemaireia Nässig & Holloway, 1987 from the South of Vietnam (Lepidoptera: Saturniidae). Nachrichten des Entomologischen Vereins Apollo, Frankfurt am Main, NF, 17(3), pp.275-282.
  3. Brechlin, R. 2001. Lemaireia naessigi n. sp., a new saturniid from South East Asia (Lepidoptera: Saturniidae), Nachrichten des entomologischen Vereins Apollo N.F. 21 (4): 207–212. 
  4. Naumann, S. &. P. Smetacek, 2021. A new species of Lemaireia (Lepidoptera: Saturniidae) from North Eastern India, Bionotes Vol. 23 (2 & 3): 120-124. Describes Lemaireia himalayana as a new species from northeast India. 

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Lemaireia luteopeplus Nässig & Holloway, 1988 – . 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/lemaireia-luteopeplus, accessed 2024/04/18.