Paramaxates posterecta Holloway, 1976 -

Taxonomic Information

Similiar species:

Paramaxates Warren, 1894 species known from India (Kirti et al 2019). 

Paramaxates vagata (Walker, 1861). India; Bangladesh.

Paramaxates posterecta Holloway, 1976. NE Himalaya. 

Paramaxates khasiana Warren, 1894. India (Khasi Hills, Meghalaya). 

Paramaxates taiwana Yazaki, 1988. India (Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram); Nepal. 

Paramaxates polygrapharia (Walker, 1860). India (Sikkim, Khasi Hills, Meghalaya). 

 

Key to Indian Paramaxates Warren, 1894 based on Holloway and Han & Xue, 2011. 

Paramaxates khasiana: anal angle of forewing without large anal (brown) patch. Hindwing with terminal band (postmedial) incomplete in the middle.

Paramaxates posterecta: anal angle of forewing with large anal (brown) patch. Anal patch below vein M3. Terminal (postmedial) band on hindwing with lower part below M3 narrower than upper part near costa. (Inner edge of same band is relatively straight, from MOB). 

Paramaxates taiwana : anal angle of forewing with large anal (brown) patch. Anal patch above vein M3. Terminal (postmedial) band on hindwing with lower part below M3 of same width as upper part near costa. Forewing with discal spot almost round, and much larger than on hindwing. 

Paramaxates vagata : anal angle of forewing with large anal (brown) patch. Anal patch above vein M3. Terminal (postmedial) band on hindwing with lower part below M3 of same width as upper part near costa. Forewing with discal spot bar-like, and similar sized to that on hindwing. 

 

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  1. OD: Paramaxates posterecta Holloway, 1976. Moths of Borneo Kinabalu: 62. 
  2. Holloway, J. D. 1996. The moths of Borneo (part 9); Family Geometridae: Subfamilies Oenochrominae, Desmobathrinae, Geometrinae. Malayan Nature Journal 49: 147-326. Pg. 220, f. 177, 187, pl. 7. 
  3. Han, H. & D. Xue. 2011. Fauna Sinica (Insecta Vol. 54. Lepidoptera, Geometridae, Geometrinae). Beijing, Science Press. 1-787 pp. Pl. 14/7. 
  4. https://www.mothsofborneo.com/part-9/geometrini/geometrini_17_2.php 
  5. https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/861927-Paramaxates-posterecta
  6. http://v3.boldsystems.org/index.php/Taxbrowser_Taxonpage?taxid=280165
 
 

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Paramaxates posterecta Holloway, 1976 – . 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/paramaxates-posterecta, accessed 2024/03/05.