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Lepidoptera > Noctuoidea > Notodontidae > Phalerinae > Phalera

Phalera grotei Moore, 1859

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Adult moth observations that have been databased:
Arunachal Pradesh
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Separated from P. raya/goniophora by the lack of a prominent blackish tornal spot on the forewing. Phalera sundana is an extralimital species. 

As per MOB Diagnosis. This species (Phalera grotei) is easily confused with the next, sundana Holloway, but has narrower forewings that are a more uniform and leaden grey colour and lack the pale area with black submarginal dots at the tornus. In the male genitalia the uncus is more slender than the gnathal processes rather than broader. Other characters are given by Holloway (1982a).

List of Phalera Hübner, 1819 known from India.
Phalera (Phalera) birmicola Bryk, 1949. India (Uttarakhand); Myanmar.
Phalera (Phalera) combusta (Walker, 1855). India (Uttarakhand, NE India, Maharashtra); Myanmar; Nepal.
Phalera (Phalera) goniophora Hampson, 1910, India (Punjab, Uttarakhand, Sikkim, Assam, Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh); Myanmar; Nepal.
Phalera (Phalera) grotei Moore, 1860. India (Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, West Bengal, Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Nagaland, Chhattisgarh, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Andaman Islands); Bangladesh; Bhutan; Myanmar; Nepal.
Phalera (Phalera) javana javana Moore, 1859, India (Uttarakhand, Sikkim, Nagaland, Maharashtra).
Phalera (Phalera) parivala Moore, 1860. India (Uttarakhand, West Bengal, Sikkim, NE India); Bhutan; Myanmar; Nepal; Pakistan.
Phalera (Phalera) procera (Felder & Felder, 1874). India (Uttarakhand, Sikkim, NE India, Maharashtra).
Phalera (Phalera) raya Moore, 1860. India (Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, West Bengal, Sikkim, Nagaland, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu (Nilgiris)); Myanmar; Nepal; Sri Lanka.
Phalera (Phalera) sangana Moore, 1860. India (Uttarakhand, West Bengal, Sikkim, NE India, Maharashtra); Bhutan; Myanmar; Nepal.
Phalera (Erconholda) torpida torpida Walker, 1865. India (NW India, Sikkim, NE India); Bangladesh; Myanmar; Nepal; Pakistan.

  1. OD: Phalera grotei Moore, 1859, in Horsfield & Moore, Cat. lepid. Insects in Mus. Hon. E. India Co 2: 434.
  2. Haruta, T. (Ed.). 1992-2000. Moths of Nepal. TINEA. Vol. 13 (Supplement 2). The Japan Heterocerists’ Society, Tokyo pl 95/4.
  3. Schintlmeister, A. & A. Pinratana. 2006. Moths of Thailand, Volume 5: Notodontidae, pg 230, pl 37/no 261.
  4. Holloway, J. D. 1983. The Moths of Borneo. Part 4. Notodontidae. [accessed 01 Sep 2016]
  5. Digital Moths of Asia. [accessed 01 Sep 2016]

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Anonymous. 2022. Phalera grotei Moore, 1859. 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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