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Calyptra ophideroides (Guenée, 1852)

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Similiar species:
Calyptra bicolor and Calyptra pseudobicolor which has more produced FW apex, more prominent basal and ante-medial line on FW. Underside of FW outer area is orange-yellow (brownish fuscous in ophideroides) vide Hampson, 1894.

Calyptra Ochsenheimer, 1816 species in Indian subcontinent based on Zaspel & Branham (2008)
Calyptra bicolor (Moore, 1883) (Calpe). Punjab, Himachal Pradesh; Nepal. 
Calyptra eustrigata (Hampson, 1926) (Calpe). Sri Lanka. 
Calyptra fasciata (Moore, 1882) (Calpe). West Bengal, Sikkim; Nepal. 
Calyptra fletcheri (Berio, 1956) (Calpe). Nepal. 
Calyptra minuticornis (Guenée, 1852). (Calpe). India; Sri Lanka; Nepal. 
Calyptra nyei Bänziger, 1979. Naga Hills.
Calyptra ophideroides (Guenée, 1852). Himachal Pradesh, Nepal. 
Calyptra orthograpta (Butler, 1886). (Calpe). India, Nepal. 
Calyptra imperalis (Grünberg, 1910). India. 
Calyptra parva Bänziger, 1979. Naga Hills. 
Calyptra pseudobicolor Bänziger, 1979. Sikkim. 

Calyptra with HW not yellow in India
Calyptra eustrigata (Hampson, 1926) (Calpe). Sri Lanka. MOT Vol 3, pl 3/22. Sri Lanka.
Calyptra fasciata (Moore, 1882). MOT Vol 3, pl 3/20. Chandra et al 2019. Pl. 117.11. MON Part 2, Pl. 49/20. West Bengal, Sikkim; Nepal.
Calyptra minuticornis (Guenée, 1852). MOT Vol 3, pl 3/23. Chandra et al 2019. Pl. 117.12. MON Part 2, Pl. 49/21. (incorrectly named as multicornis). India; Sri Lanka; Nepal.
Calyptra parva Bänziger, 1979. MOT Vol 3, pl 3/24. Naga Hills.
Calyptra orthograpta (Butler, 1886). MOT Vol 3, pl 3/21. India, Nepal.
Calyptra imperalis (Grünberg, 1910). India. Close to C. minuticornis.

Calyptra with HW yellow
Calyptra bicolor (Moore, 1883). MOT Vol 3, pl 3/18. Chandra et al 2020. Pl. 117.10. MON Part 2, Pl. 49/17. 
Calyptra pseudobicolor Bänziger, 1979. MOT Vol 3, pl 3/19
Calyptra ophideroides (Guenée, 1852). Chandra et al 2020. Pl. 117.13.
Calyptra fletcheri (Berio, 1956) (Calpe). MON Part 2, Pl. 49/18. 
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  2. Haruta, T. (Ed.). 1992-2000. Moths of Nepal. TINEA. Vol. 13 (Supplement 2). The Japan Heterocerists’ Society, Tokyo pl 136/20.
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  4. Sekhon, K. C & J. Singh (2015). An Inventory of Family Noctuidae (Noctuidae:Lepidoptera) from Himachal Pradesh. International Journal of Interdisciplinary and Multidisciplinary Studies (IJIMS), 2015, Vol 2, No.6, 73-92.
  5. Zaspel, J.M. & M. A. Branham (2008). World Checklist of Tribe Calpini (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae: Calpinae) Insecta Mundi 0047: 1-15. 
  6. Smetacek, P. 2008. Moths recorded from different elevation in Nainital district, Kumaon Himalaya, India. Bionotes 10(1):5 -15
  7. Wikispecies contributors. Calyptra ophideroides [Internet]. Wikispecies, ; 2008 Oct 5, 11:25 UTC [cited 2016 Aug 12]. Available from:

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Anonymous. 2022. Calyptra ophideroides (Guenée, 1852). 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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