Paradarisa comparataria (Walker, 1866) -

Taxonomic Information

Paradarisa Warren, 1894 species known from India and Nepal. 
 
Paradarisa heledaria (Swinhoe, 1893). India: Mahabaleshwar, Nilgiris. 
Paradarisa chloauges Prout, 1927. Nepal. 
Paradarisa comparataria comparataria (Walker, 1866). NW Himalayas; Nepal. 

Separating Paradarisa comparataria and Paradarisa chloauges.  
Paradarisa chloauges Prout, 1927. Journal of Bombay Natural History Society 31:937. 
Choi, S.W. & Kim, S.S., 2019. An Ennomine Species, Paradarisa chloauges (Lepidoptera: Geometridae), New to Korea. Animal Systematics, Evolution and Diversity, 35(3), pp.140-142. Fig. 1. 
https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/359926-Paradarisa-chloauges

Paradarisa chloauges has ante-medial line much less oblique posteriorly, its course not being changed at fold. Cell mark more elongate. Postmedial line is more deeply incurved near costa; much less incurved near the fold (dorsum), running to hind margin vertically, instead of markedly obliquely outward. Hindwing cell mark stronger and longer. Median line on HW rather less divergent from postmedian, posteriorly.  

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

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  1. OD: Boarmia comparataria Walker, 1866. List Spec. Lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. 35: 1582; TL: N.Hindostan. Text at https://archive.org/details/listofspecimenso35brit/page/1582/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. 263, # 3401. 
  3. Haruta, T. (Ed.). 1993. Moths of Nepal. Part 2. TINEA. Vol. 13 (Supplement 3). The Japan Heterocerists’ Society, Tokyo. Pl. 36/9. 
  4. http://v3.boldsystems.org/index.php/Taxbrowser_Taxonpage?taxid=466235 
  5. https://taibnet.sinica.edu.tw/eng/taibnet_species_detail.php?name_code=345139 
  6. https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/784713-Paradarisa-comparataria

Note: Subspecies Paradarisa comparataria rantaizanensis Wileman, 1911 (Taiwan).

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Paradarisa comparataria (Walker, 1866) – . 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/paradarisa-comparataria, accessed 2024/07/18.