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Lepidoptera > Geometroidea > Geometridae > Ennominae > Cassymini > Heterostegane

Heterostegane subtessellata (Walker, [1863])

Indian and global distribution:
records (based on images):
Sexual, seasonal & individual variation:
Status, Habitat and Habits:
Adult moth observations that have been databased:
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh
Himachal Pradesh
Samdrup Jongkhar Dzongkhag
Tamil Nadu
All states
Similiar species:
Heterostegane Hampson, 1893 known species from India.
Heterostegane aurantiaca Warren, 1894. Khasi Hills, Meghalaya.
Heterostegane bilineata (Butler, 1883). Assirghur, Madhya Pradesh.
Heterostegane lala (Swinhoe, 1892). Khasi Hills, Meghalaya.
Heterostegane maculifascia (Hampson, 1891). Nilgiris. 
Heterostegane rectifascia (Hampson, 1893). Sri Lanka, Nagaland.
Heterostegane subfasciata Warren, 1899. NE Himalaya.
Heterostegane subtessellata (Walker, 1863). India; Nepal; Myanmar.  
Heterostegane tritocampsis (Prout, 1934). Khasi Hills. India; Sri Lanka. 
Heterostegane urbica (Swinhoe, 1886). India; Sri Lanka; Myanmar.
  1. Hampson, G. 1895. The Fauna of British India including Ceylon and Burma. Moths, Vol.3. Taylor & Francis, London. Noctuidae (cont.) to Geometridae pg 165, # 3136.
  2. Holloway, J. D. 1993. The Moths of Borneo. Part 11. Geometridae: Ennominae. [accessed 09 Sep 2016]
  3. Haruta, T. (Ed.). 1992. Moths of Nepal. Part 1. TINEA. Vol. 13 (Supplement 2). The Japan Heterocerists’ Society, Tokyo. Pl 7/12.
  4. Ratnasingham, S. & Hebert, P. D. N. 2007. BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data System (website). [accessed 09 Sep 2016]
  5. Walker, F. [1863] List of the specimens of lepidopterous insects in the collection of the British Museum. 26: 1648, TL: Canara as Macaria subtessellata.
Peninsular Indian records (Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh & Kerala) on the MOI website show some variability in that the medial dark line on the forewing is not straight, but pinched in the centre, unlike north Indian individuals, in which the medial line is entirely straight. Needs to be investigated (Sondhi, 25/7/2021). 

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Anonymous. 2022. Heterostegane subtessellata (Walker, [1863]). 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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