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Lepidoptera > Zygaenoidea > Zygaenidae > Chalcosiinae > Gynautocera

Gynautocera papilionaria Guérin-Meneville, 1831

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List of Gynautocera Guérin-Méneville, 1831 speceis known from India.
Gynautocera papilionaria Guérin-Méneville, 1831. Myanmar; India: Kashmir, Bengal.
Gynautocera fraterna (Moore, 1883). India: Kolkata, West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh.
  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 527 p - 333 fig, pg 279, # 595, fg.186
  2. Ratnasingham, S. & Hebert, P. D. N. 2007. BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data System (website). [accessed 25 August 2015]
  3. Yen, S.H., Robinson, G.S. and Quicke, D.L., 2005. The phylogenetic relationships of Chalcosiinae (Lepidoptera, Zygaenoidea, Zygaenidae). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society143(2), pp.161-341.Fig. 48F for caterpillar. The caterpillar on the website differs slightly from that shown in Yen et al. 2005; possibly indiviual variation or a different instar. 

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Anonymous. 2022. Gynautocera papilionaria Guérin-Meneville, 1831. 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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