Metanastria gemella de Lajonquière, [1979] -

Taxonomic Information

Metanastria Hübner, [1820] species known from India. 
Metanastria gemella de Lajonquière, [1979]. India; Nepal. 
Metanastria aconyta (Cramer, 1777). India; Nepal. 
Metanastria hyrtaca (Cramer, [1779]). India; Nepal; Myanmar.

Metanastria gemella has the FW postmedial fascia much closer to the pale line at the outer edge of the dark medial band, hence separating it from aconyta in male. Metanastria aconyta has broader dark medial band in male.

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

Metanastria gemella -


StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh2
Assam
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi
Goa
Gujarat
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir
Jharkhand
Karnataka
Kerala
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra
Manipur
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Paschimbanga
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu
Tripura1
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand
West Bengal
Total21
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  2. Holloway, J. D. 1987. The Moths of Borneo. Part 3. Superfamily Bombycoidea: families Lasiocampidae, Eupterotidae, Bombycidae, Brahmaeidae, Saturniidae, Sphingidae. http://www.mothsofborneo.com/part-3/lasiocampidae/lasiocampidae_2_1.php [accessed 17 March 2016]
  3. Ratnasingham, S. & Hebert, P. D. N. 2007. BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data System (website).  http://www.boldsystems.org/index.php/Taxbrowser_Taxonpage?taxid=347507 [accessed 17 March 2016]
  4. Zolotuhin, V.V. & Pinratana, A. 2005. Moths of Thailand, Volume 4: Lasiocampidae, vol 4, pg 98, # 65, pl 14/2

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Metanastria gemella de Lajonquière, [1979] – . 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/metanastria-gemella, accessed 2024/02/22.