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Lepidoptera > Thyridoidea > Thyrididae > Thyridinae > Glanycus

Glanycus insolitus Walker, 1855

A dimorphic species with the male originally described as a separate species G. tricolor Moore 1879. The female is predominately red with some black markings.
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  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 369, # 814 for female, # 815 for male described under G. tricolor
  2. Haruta, T. (Ed.). Moths of Nepal. Pl.138:22,23
  3. web application at [accessed 20 Nov 2015]
  4. web application at Mating example [accessed 20 Nov 2015]

Lepidoptera > Thyridoidea > Thyrididae > Thyridinae > Glanycus

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Anonymous. 2022. Glanycus insolitus 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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