Perixera obrinaria (Guenée, [1858]) -

Taxonomic Information

Perixera Meyrick, 1886 species known from S India (Kirti et al. 2019; Kumar et al. 2014):
Perixera absconditaria (Walker, [1863]). S. India.
Perixera arenosaria Moore, 1887. Sri Lanka. 
Perixera argentosa (Prout, 1920). India: Tamil Nadu (Travancore), Meghalaya (Khasi Hills). 
Perixera decretariodes Holloway, 1997. India: N.E. Himalaya.
Perixera griseata belgaumensis (Prout, 1938). India: Karnataka (Belgaum).
Perixera insitiva (Prout, 1920). S. India. 
Perixera interpulsata (Walker, 1861). India. 
Perixera illepidaria Guenée, [1858]. India: Bihar. 
Perixera obrinaria (Guenée, [1858]). S. India; Sri Lanka. 

Photo Gallery and Species Biology


Similar species vide Hampson, 1895 is Anisodes absconditaria:
Hampson, FBI, Vol. 3, Pg. 447 as Anisodes absconditaria. Vide Hampson, absconditaria is larger, darker and irrorated with fuscous. Both wings with ante-medial specks absent, The waved post-medial line more prominent. Hindwing with annulus large, and wide/diffused in the southern form. Underside with basal area of forewing suffused with pink. Vide, FBI, wingspan Anisodes absconditaria is 40 mm, Anisodes obrinaria is 30-32 mm.Wingspan of the specimen from Rosemala is 43 mm for Perixera absconditaria. Wingspan of Perixera obrinaria from Rosemala is 33 mm.

StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh
Assam
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi
Goa
Gujarat
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir
Jharkhand
Karnataka
Kerala1
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra
Manipur
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Paschimbanga
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand
West Bengal
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  1. OD: Ephyra obrinaria Guenée, [1858]. Spec. Gen. Lep. 9: 414. Text (in French) at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/37718#page/422/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 546p- 226 figs. Pg. 446. Listed as Anisodes obrinaria.
  3. Prout, 1938. In Seitz, Macrolepidoptera of the World. Vol. 12: 173, Pl. 18g.
  4. Scoble, M. J., & A. Hausmann. [2007]. Online list of valid and available names of the Geometridae of the World. http://www.herbulot.de/globalspecieslist.htm (Accessed 05 Dec 2022). Lists this species as Perixera.
  5. Kirti, J.S., Goyal, T. and Kaur, M., 2012. An inventory of family Geometridae (Lepidoptera) from Western Ghats of India. Journal of Entomological Research, 36(1), pp.83-94. Pg. 93, #99. Listed as Perixera obrinaria.
  6. Kumar, V., Reddy, P.V.R., Anal, A.K.D. and Nath, V., 2014. Outbreak of the looper, Perixera illepidaria (Lepidoptera: Geometridae) on litchi, Litchi chinensis (Sapindales: Sapindaceae)-a new pest record from India. Florida Entomologist, 97(1), pp.22-29.
  7. Sondhi, S., Y. Sondhi, T. Karmakar & K. Kunte. 2021. Moth diversity (Lepidoptera) of Shendurney and Ponmudi in Agastyamalai Biosphere Reserve, Kerala, India: an update. Tropical Lepidoptera Research 31(3): 166-178. Plate 4/79. Erroneously spelt as Perixera orbinaria

 

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Perixera obrinaria (Guenée, [1858]) – . In Sondhi, S., Y. Sondhi, R.P. Singh, P. Roy and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 3.74. Published by the Indian Foundation for Butterflies. URL: https://www.mothsofindia.org/perixera-obrinaria, accessed 2024/06/24.