Locharna strigipennis Moore, 1879 -

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

Similar species:

Locharna limbata (Collenette, 1932). 
The dark form male of limbata has a buff band along the margin of the hind wing. Locharna strigipennis lacks this buff band. Females of the two species, and the male pale form of Locharna strigipennis are difficult to separate without specimens.

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Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh21
Assam1
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi
Goa
Gujarat
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir
Jharkhand
Karnataka
Kerala
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra
Manipur1
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Paschimbanga
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand
West Bengal
Total2111
Locharna strigipennis Moore, 1879: Leea spp. (Vitaceea) (Robinson et al. 2010)
  1. Moore, F. (1879). Descriptions of new Indian Lepidopterous Insects from the collection of the late Mr. W.S. Atkinson Descr. Indian lep. Atkinson (1) pg. 53 plate 3 fg.11
  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, pg 457, # 1023 as Pida strigipennis.
  3. inaturalist.org. http://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/417504-Locharna-strigipennis [accessed 25 October 2016]
  4. Taiwan Moth Information Center. http://twmoth.tesri.gov.tw/peo/FBMothQuery.aspx?F=Erebidae&G=Locharna&S=Locharna%20strigipennis [accessed 25 October 2016]

Notes: Locharna strigipennis Moore, 1879 is sexually dimorphic. It has a dark and a pale male form, while the female look like the pale male form. The sexes can be separated by the stronger pectinations in the male. The dark form is largely black. 

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Locharna strigipennis 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/locharna-strigipennis, accessed 2024/05/20.