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Callindra principalis (Kollar, [1844])

Indian and global distribution:
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Adult moth observations that have been databased:
Arunachal Pradesh
Himachal Pradesh
All states
Similiar species:
List of Callindra Röber, 1925 known from India.
Callindra arginalis (Hampson, 1894), India (Eastern India [NE India], Nagaland).
Callindra equitalis (Kollar, [1844]), India (NW and NE Himalayas, Meghalaya, Maharashtra, Sikkim,
West Bengal).
Callindra nepos (Leech, 1899), India (Eastern India [NE India]).
Callindra nyctemerata (Moore, 1879), India (Sikkim, NE India, Arunachal Pradesh).
Callindra principalis (Kollar, [1844]), India (Indian Himalayas, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh).
Callindra similis (Moore, 1879), India (Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Sikkim, West Bengal).
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Anonymous. 2022. Callindra principalis (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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