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Lepidoptera > Geometroidea > Geometridae > Ennominae > Thinopterygini > Thinopteryx

Thinopteryx crocoptera (Kollar, [1844])

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
West Bengal
All states
Similiar species:
Thinopteryx Butler, 1883 species known from India

Thinopteryx crocoptera (Kollar [1844]). India.
Thinopteryx citrina Warren, 1894. N. India. 
Thinopteryx nebulosa Butler, 1883. India. 

Diagnosis vide MOB. This (crocoptera) and the next species (nebulosa) are very similar in facies, crocoptera being slightly larger with the wings less heavily irrorated with grey such that the pale orange ground colour is more evident. The forewing fasciae are more prominent, the antemedial more oblique in crocoptera, but nebulosa has a conspicuous yellow patch just basal to the postmedial.

  1. OD: Urapteryx crocoptera Kollar, [1844]; in Hügel, Kaschmir und das Reich der Siek 4: 483; TL: Mussooree.
  2. [accessed 30 August 2017]
  3. Haruta, T. (Ed.). 1992. Moths of Nepal. Part 1. TINEA. Vol. 13 (Supplement 2). The Japan Heterocerists’ Society, Tokyo. Pl. 10/8. 
  4. Hampson, G. 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. 148, # 3090. 

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Bhanu, P. 2022. Thinopteryx crocoptera (Kollar, [1844]). In Sondhi, S., Y. Sondhi, P. Roy and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Moths of India, v. 3.21. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.
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