Lymantria ampla (Walker, 1855) -

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Lymantria ampla -


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  1. OD: Enome ampla Walker, 1855. List Spec. Lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. 4: 883; TL: Ceylon; N.India. Text at https://archive.org/details/listofspecimenso46brit/page/883/mode/1up?view=theater
  2. Enome ampla; Swinhoe, 1923. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. (9) 11 (64): 423. Text at https://archive.org/details/annalsmagazine9111923lond/page/423/mode/1up?view=theater
  3. Schintlmeister, A. 2004. The taxonomy of the genus Lymantria Hübner, [1819] (Lepidoptera: Lymantriidae) Quadrifina 7 : 1-248. Pg 27, fig 39-41. 
  4. https://www.inaturalist.org/atlases/29636

Note: The species externally resembles L. dispar, though the forewings are more narrow pointed at the apex than rounded. Best way to separate Lymantria costalis and Lymantria ampla is by examining HW which is completely brown in ampla and pale yellow in costalis with a brown marginal border. Both have two pale yellow spots on the costa.

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Lymantria ampla (Walker, 1855) – . In Sondhi, S., Y. Sondhi, R.P. Singh, P. Roy and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 3.71. Published by the Indian Foundation for Butterflies. URL: https://www.mothsofindia.org/lymantria-ampla, accessed 2024/03/03.