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Lepidoptera > Bombycoidea > Brahmaeidae > Brahmaea

Brahmaea wallichii (Gray, 1831) – Dark Brahmid Moth

Indian and global distribution:
records (based on images):
Identification:
Sexual, seasonal & individual variation:
Status, Habitat and Habits:
Adult moth observations that have been databased:
StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Arunachal Pradesh
Sikkim
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Similiar species:
Id key for B. wallachi and B. hearseyi

Forewing apex

A. White lines within pale apical patch:

In B. wallachii these lines appear as rather discontinous chevrons.
In B. hearseyi  these lines appear more continous and straight with sharp spikes like an electrocardiogram.

B. Black line at base of pale apical patch:

In B. wallachii this line convex and wavy.
In B. hearseyi this line concave and smooth inside.

References:
  1. Hampson, G. 1892. The Fauna of British India including Ceylon and Burma. Moths, Vol. 1. Taylor & Francis, London. Pp. xxiii + 527. Saturniidae to Hypsidae pg.30 #32
  2. Haruta, T. (Ed.). Moths of Nepal. Pl.25, fg.2

 Note in the corrigenda of Moths of Nepal states the labels in the plate are incorrect and should say fg.1 hearseyi, fg.2 wallichi

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Anonymous. 2021. Brahmaea wallichii (Gray, 1831) – Dark Brahmid Moth. In Sondhi, S., Y. Sondhi, P. Roy and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Moths of India, v. 2.61. Indian Foundation for Butterflies. http://www.mothsofindia.org/sp/355009/Brahmaea-wallichii
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