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Lepidoptera > Noctuoidea > Erebidae > Lymantriinae > Lymantriinae incertae sedis > Himala

Himala argentea (Walker, 1855)

TL: Assam
Indian and global distribution:
records (based on images):
Hampson, 1892 shows veins 3,4 and 5 all originating from lower angle of cell. Head, thorax and abdomen white or yellowish. FW silvery white, veins black. HW white, veins black towards outer margin. Black marginal line.
Sexual, seasonal & individual variation:
Status, Habitat and Habits:
Adult moth observations that have been databased:
Arunachal Pradesh
Himachal Pradesh
All states
Similiar species:
Gazalina apsara which has a black abdomen (male) and abdomen tip as yellowish (female) as against a white abdomen in Himala argentea. Also, FW venation in Gazalina apsara is diagnostic, only two veins (3 and 4) originate from lower angle of cell.
  1. Kishida, Y. 2000. A new species of the genus Himala Moore, 1879 Lepidoptera, Lymantriidae from Vietnam. Transactions of the Lepidopterological Society of Japan. June 30; 513: 231-232
  2. 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 468, # 1047
  3. Haruta, T. (Ed.). 1992. Moths of Nepal pl 57/8.
  4. Walker, F. 1855. List of the specimens of lepidopterous insects in the collection of the British Museum. Part IV. OD  page 827 as Redoa argentea

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Anonymous. 2022. Himala argentea (Walker, 1855). 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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