Problepsis deliaria (Guenée, [1858]) -

Taxonomic Information

Similiar species:

Problepsis Lederer, 1853 species known from India. 

Problepsis albidior albidior Warren, 1899. Kulu, Himachal Pradesh.

Problepsis apollinaria candidior Prout, 1917. South India. 

Problepsis conjunctiva conjunctiva Warren, 1893. Sikkim. 

Problepsis crassinotata Prout, 1917. Khasi Hills, Meghalaya. 

Problepsis deliaria (Guenée, 1858). India; Sri Lanka.

Problepsis delphiaria (Guenée, [1858]). Central India

Problepsis eucircota Prout, 1913.Tinsukhia, Assam. 

Problepsis longipannis Prout, 1917. Khasi Hills, Meghalaya.

Problepsis ocellata ocellata Frivaldszky, 1845. NE India.

Problepsis vulgaris Butler, 1889. India. 

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  1. OD: Argyria deliaria Guenée, [1858]. Spec. Gen. Lep. 10:13. TL: Sri Lanka. Text at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/9807810#page/21/mode/1up
  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. 462, # 3976. 
  3. Xue, D. and LE, C., 2018. A review of Problepsis Lederer, 1853 (Lepidoptera: Geometridae) from China, with description of two new species. Zootaxa 4392 (1): 101–127.
  4. Iyer, G., D. Stüning & S. Sondhi. 2021. An inventory of geometrid moths (Lepidoptera: Geometroidea: Geometridae) of Kalakad-Mundanthurai Tiger Reserve, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa 13(13): 19887–19920. 7105.13.13.19887-19920  Image 14.
  5. https://oumnh.ox.ac.uk/collections-online#/item/oum-catalogue-402231
  6. https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/426067-Problepsis-deliaria
  7. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/4718652 for discussion on this species. 

Note: Problepsis phoebearia Erschov, 1870 is the proposed replacement name for Problepsis deliaria (Guenée, [1858]) in Xue et. al. 2018.  But the two species are quite different in appearance; hence we treat Problepsis deliaria as a valid taxon.Moreover, Problepsis phoebearia is known from China (Heilongjiang, Jilin, Beijing), Southeast Russia, North Korea, while Problepsis deliaria has its type locality as Sri Lanka.

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Problepsis deliaria (Guenée, [1858]) – . 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/problepsis-deliaria, accessed 2024/03/03.