Perixera absconditaria (Walker, [1863]) -

Taxonomic Information

Perixera Meyrick, 1886 species known from S India (Kirti et al. 2019; Kumar et al. 2014):
Perixera absconditaria (Walker, [1863]). S. India.
Perixera arenosaria Moore, 1887. Sri Lanka. 
Perixera argentosa (Prout, 1920). India: Tamil Nadu (Travancore), Meghalaya (Khasi Hills). 
Perixera decretariodes Holloway, 1997. India: N.E. Himalaya.
Perixera griseata belgaumensis (Prout, 1938). India: Karnataka (Belgaum).
Perixera insitiva (Prout, 1920). S. India. 
Perixera interpulsata (Walker, 1861). India. 
Perixera illepidaria Guenée, [1858]. India: Bihar. 
Perixera obrinaria (Guenée, [1858]). S. India; Sri Lanka. 

Photo Gallery and Species Biology


Similar species: Perixera obrinaria Guenée, [1858]
Both species collected with details in Sondhi et al 2021. Mistakenly mentioned as orbinaria in the plate. 
Hampson, FBI, Vol. 3, pg. 447 as Anisodes absconditaria. Vide Hampson, absconditaria is larger, obrinaria is smaller. P. absconditaria is darker and irrorated with fuscous. Both wings with antemedial specks absent, The waved post-medial line more prominent. Hindwing with annulus large, and wide/diffused in the southern form. Underside with basal area of forewing suffused with pink. 
Wingspan of Perixera absconditaria from Rosemala is 43 mm . 
Wingspan of Perixera obrinaria from Rosemala is 33 mm.

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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
Kerala1
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra
Manipur
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Paschimbanga
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand
West Bengal
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  1. Anisodes absconditaria Walker, [1863]. List Spec. Lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. 26: 1580; TL: South Hindostan. Text at https://archive.org/details/listofspecimenso2526brit/page/1580/mode/1up?view=theater
  2. Hampson, G.F., 1891. The Lepidoptera Heterocera of the Nilgiri districts. Illustrations of typical specimens of Lepidoptera Heterocera in the collections of British Museum, 8. 1-144. Taylor and Francis Ltd. Pl. 156, fig. 16. 
  3. Seitz, A (Ed). MacroLep. World. Vol. 12, pg. 170, Pl. 18d. 
  4. Kononenko, V. S., & A. Pinratana. 2005. Moths of Thailand, Volume 3: Noctuidae. An Illustrated Catalogue of the Noctuidae (Lepidoptera in Thailand: Part 1. Bangkok, Brothers of St. Gabriel in Thailand. 261 pp., 45 pls. Pl. 67/17 as Anisodes absconditaria assamica
  5. Sondhi, S., Y. Sondhi, T. Karmakar & K. Kunte. 2021. Moth diversity (Lepidoptera) of Shendurney and Ponmudi in Agastyamalai Biosphere Reserve, Kerala, India: an update. Tropical Lepidoptera Research 31(3): 166-178. Plate 4/78. 
  6. Kumar, V., Reddy, P.V.R., Anal, A.K.D. and Nath, V., 2014. Outbreak of the looper, Perixera illepidaria (Lepidoptera: Geometridae) on litchi, Litchi chinensis (Sapindales: Sapindaceae)-a new pest record from India. Florida Entomologist, 97(1), pp.22-29.
  7. Sihvonen, P., Murillo‐Ramos, L., Brehm, G., Staude, H. and Wahlberg, N., 2020. Molecular phylogeny of Sterrhinae moths (Lepidoptera: Geometridae): towards a global classification. Systematic Entomology, 45(3), pp.606-634. For tribal placement. 
  8. Scoble, M. J., & A. Hausmann. [2007]. Online list of valid and available names of the Geometridae of the World. http://www.herbulot.de/globalspecieslist.htm (Accessed 30 Aug 2020). List genus as Perixera
  9. https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/496967-Anisodes-absconditaria

Page citation

Anonymous 2023. Perixera absconditaria (Walker, [1863]) – . In Sondhi, S., Y. Sondhi, R.P. Singh, P. Roy and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 3.62. Published by the Indian Foundation for Butterflies. URL: https://www.mothsofindia.org/Perixera-absconditaria, accessed 2023/12/08.