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Lepidoptera > Lasiocampoidea > Lasiocampidae > Lasiocampinae > Pinarini > Metanastria

Metanastria gemella de Lajonquière, [1979]

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Arunachal Pradesh
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Similiar species:
Metanastria Hübner, [1820] species known from India. 
Metanastria gemella de Lajonquière, [1979]. India; Nepal. 
Metanastria aconyta (Cramer, 1777). India; Nepal. 
Metanastria hyrtaca  (Cramer, [1779]). India; Nepal; Myanmar.

Metanastria gemella
 has the FW postmedial fascia much closer to the pale line at the outer edge of the dark medial band, hence separating it from aconyta in male. Metanastria aconyta has broader dark medial band in male.
References:
  1. Haruta, T. (Ed.). 1992-2000, Moths of Nepalpl.77:2
  2. Holloway, J. D. 1987. The Moths of Borneo. Part 3. Superfamily Bombycoidea: families Lasiocampidae, Eupterotidae, Bombycidae, Brahmaeidae, Saturniidae, Sphingidae. http://www.mothsofborneo.com/part-3/lasiocampidae/lasiocampidae_2_1.php [accessed 17 March 2016]
  3. Ratnasingham, S. & Hebert, P. D. N. 2007. BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data System (website).  http://www.boldsystems.org/index.php/Taxbrowser_Taxonpage?taxid=347507 [accessed 17 March 2016]
  4. Zolotuhin, V.V. & Pinratana, A. 2005. Moths of Thailand, Volume 4: Lasiocampidae, vol 4, pg 98, # 65, pl 14/2

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Anonymous. 2022. Metanastria gemella de Lajonquière, [1979]. 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/355616/Metanastria-gemella
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