Himala argentea (Walker, 1855) -

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Himala argentea -


Hampson, 1892 shows veins 3,4 and 5 all originating from lower angle of cell. Head, thorax and abdomen white or yellowish. FW silvery white, veins black. HW white, veins black towards outer margin. Black marginal line.

Similar species
Gazalina apsara which has a black abdomen (male) and abdomen tip as yellowish (female) as against a white abdomen in Himala argentea. Also, FW venation in Gazalina apsara is diagnostic, only two veins (3 and 4) originate from lower angle of cell.

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Jammu and Kashmir
Jharkhand
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Kerala
Lakshadweep
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  1. Walker, F. 1855. List of the specimens of lepidopterous insects in the collection of the British Museum. Part IV. OD  page 827 as Redoa argentea
  2. 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 468, # 1047
  3. Kishida, Y. 2000. A new species of the genus Himala Moore, 1879 Lepidoptera, Lymantriidae from Vietnam. Transactions of the Lepidopterological Society of Japan. June 30; 513: 231-232
  4. Haruta, T. (Ed.). 1992. Moths of Nepal pl 57/8.

Page citation

Anonymous 2023. Himala argentea (Walker, 1855) – . In Sondhi, S., Y. Sondhi, R.P. Singh, P. Roy and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 3.50. Published by the Indian Foundation for Butterflies. URL: https://www.mothsofindia.org/himala-argentea, accessed 2023/06/03.