Ganisa similis Moore, 1884 -

Taxonomic Information

Wolfgang et al (2009) mentions the Ganisa postica species group and the Ganisa similis species group. 
Ganisa postica species group: Distributed across the Indian subcontinent. Pale greyish-brown species with rounded wings in males, on average of smaller wingspan than the Ganisa similis species group. 
Ganisa similis species group: Distributed across the eastern Himalaya in India. Similar blackish-grey species with a generally more rectangular, sometimes nearly falcate fw. apex in males.

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

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Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh1
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  1. 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 527 p - 333 fig, pg 49, # 59 as Ganisa postica
  2. Barlow, H.S. 1982. An introduction to the moths of S.E. Asia. Malayan Nature Society, Kuala Lumpur. Pp. 305. Pg. 47, Pl. 6/3-4. Taxonomic note 16.
  3. Holloway, J. D. 1987. Moths of Borneo. Bombycoidea: Lasiocampidae, Eupterotidae, Bombycidae, Brahmaeidae, Saturniidae, Sphingidae. Website accessed June 2015.
  4. Haruta, T. (Ed.). 1992. Moths of Nepal Part 3, pg 64, pl 77/9. 
  5. Wolfgang, A.N., Ignatyev, N.N. and Witt, T. J. 2009. Two new species of the genus Ganisa Walker, 1855 from Sulawesi and Flores, Indonesia (Lepidoptera: Eupterotidae). Entomofauna Band 30, Heft 26: 453-464.

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Ganisa similis Moore, 1884 – . 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/ganisa-similis, accessed 2024/02/29.