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Agathia gemma Swinhoe, 1892

Indian and global distribution:
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Sexual, seasonal & individual variation:
Status, Habitat and Habits:
Adult moth observations that have been databased:
Arunachal Pradesh
All states
Similiar species:
Agathia lycaenaria is very similar. A. lycaenaria species is widespread throuhgout India, while A. gemma has a more restricted distribution in the E. Himalayas, based on current distribution data. 

Based on inputs from David Plotkin, 
Forewing with antemedial and postmedial lines weak. but expanded on costa at middle and on inner margin, appearing as composed of discontinuous patches....A. lycaenaria
Forewing with terminal part not band-like, but weakly linear. terminal part below anal fold narrower than the least width of medial band...A. gemma

List of Agathia known from India based on Kirti et al. (2019).
Agathia angustilimes Prout, 1926. India: Pusa, Bihar.
Agathia arcuata Moore, 1868. India: Bengal.
Agathia beata Butler, 1880. India: Sikkim, Darjeeling, West Bengal.
Agathia carissima prasina Swinhoe, 1893. India: Khasi Hills, Meghalaya.
Agathia codina Swinhoe, 1892. India: Khasi Hills, Meghalaya.
Agathia conviridaria (Hübner, 1823).
Agathia diversiformis Warren, 1894. India: Darjeeling, West Bengal.
Agathia gaudens Prout, 1932. India: Khasi Hills, Meghalaya.
Agathia gemma Swinhoe, 1892. India: Khasi Hills, Meghalaya.
Agathia gigantea Butler, 1880. India: Indian Himalaya.
Agathia hemithearia Guenée, 1857. India: Central India.
Agathia hilarata Guenée, [1858]. India: Central India.
Agathia incudaria antitheta Prout, 1932. India: Sikkim, 1300-2000ft.
Agathia lactala Herbulot, 1977. India: Andaman.
Agathia laetata (Fabricius, 1794). India: Andaman Island, Cherrapunji, Meghalaya.
Agathia laetata andamanensis Prout, 1932.
Agathia laetata isogyna Prout, 1916.
Agathia laqueifera Prout, 1912. India: Upper Assam, Digboi.
Agathia lycaenaria (Kollar, 1844). India: Himalayas, Mussoorie, Uttarakhand.
Agathia lycaenaria impar Prout, 1916. India: South India, Belgaum, Karnataka, Travancore, Kerala.
Agathia magnifica Moore, 1879. Sri Lanka; India: Indian Himalaya.
Agathia microlaetata Goyal, Kirti & Saxena, 2018. India: Jog falls, Karnataka.
Agathia quinaria Moore, 1868. India: Bengal.
Agathia solaria Swinhoe, 1905. India: NE Himalaya.
Agathia visenda Butler, 1880. India: Darjeeling, West Bengal.
Agathia visenda gaudens Prout, 1932.
  1. OD: Agathia gemma Swinhoe, Trans. Ent. Soc. 1892. Pg. 8.
  2. [accessed 27 January 2019]
  4. Hampson, G. F. 1895. The Fauna of British India including Ceylon and Burma. Moths, Vol.3. Taylor & Francis, London. Noctuidae (cont.) to Geometridae 546 p - 226 figs. Pg 485, # 4042. Listed as synonym of Agathia magnifica.

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Anonymous. 2022. Agathia gemma Swinhoe, 1892. In Sondhi, S., Y. Sondhi, P. Roy and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Moths of India, v. 3.30. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.
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