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Lepidoptera > Geometroidea > Geometridae > Geometrinae > Hemitheini > Comostola

Comostola caerulea Warren, 1893

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"differs from Comostola pyrrhogona in there being a slight rufous tooth projecting from the costal fascia of fore wing at middle of cell and a long oblique postmedial tooth; a slight tooth from inner margin of forewing near outer angle and from inner margin of hind wing beyond middle." Hampson, 1895.

Comostola Meyrick, 1888 species known from the Indian subcontinent. 
Comostola caerulea Warren, 1893. Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh.
Comostola cedilla Prout, 1917. Andaman Is. 
Comostola chlorargyra (Walker, 1861). India sub-region.
Comostola dispansa (Walker, 1861). Sri Lanka. 
Comostola dyakaria (Walker, 1861). Khasi Hills, Meghalaya.
Comostola hauensteini Smetacek, 2004. Uttarakhand (TL: Bhimtal), Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh, West Bengal. 
Comostola hypotyphla Prout, 1917. Dalhousie, Himachal Pradesh. 
Comostola inops Prout, 1912. Kashmir: Lidda Valley, Lidderwat, 6700ft, Arunachal Pradesh.
Comostola laesaria (Walker, 1861). India; Sri Lanka (TL). 
Comostola leucosticta Yazaki, 1993. India: Arunachal Pradesh; Nepal (TL). 
Comostola maculata (Moore, 1868). West Bengal.
Comostola meritaria (Walker, 1861). India; Sri Lanka (TL).
Comostola multimaculata (Pajni & Walia, 1984). Himachal Pradesh, Nauni. 
Comostola mundata Warren, 1896. Khasi Hills, Meghalaya.
Comostola ovifera (Warren, 1893). India: Sikkim; Tibet. 
Comostola pyrrhogona (Walker, 1866). South India.
Comostola quantula (Swinhoe, 1886), Mumbai, Maharashtra. 
Comostola subtiliaria (Bremer, 1864). Himalayas. 
Comostola subtiliaria demeritaria Prout, 1917. Khasi Hills, Meghalaya.
Comostola turgescens (Prout, 1917). Khasi Hills, Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh.
Comostola virago Prout, 1926. Khasi Hills, Meghalaya. 
References:
  1. Hampson, G. 1895. The Fauna of British India including Ceylon and Burma. Moths, Vol.3. Taylor & Francis, London. Noctuidae (cont.) to Geometridae pg. 489, # 4084
  2. Warren, W. (1893) On new genera and species of moths of the family Geometridae from India in the collection of H.J. Elwes. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London., 1893: 341-433. pg. 354 pl.XXXI fg.1 OD as Comostola caerulea.
  3. Kirti, J. S., K. Chandra, A. Saxena & N. Singh. 2019. Geometrid Moths of India. 296 pp. Nature Books of India, New Delhi.

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Anonymous. 2022. Comostola caerulea Warren, 1893. In Sondhi, S., Y. Sondhi, P. Roy and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Moths of India, v. 3.30. Indian Foundation for Butterflies. http://www.mothsofindia.org/sp/355595/Comostola-caerulea
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