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Hypocala deflorata (Fabricius, 1794) – Variable Yellow Underwing

Indian and global distribution:
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Adult moth observations that have been databased:
Himachal Pradesh
Tamil Nadu
West Bengal
All states
Similiar species:
List of Hypocala Guenée in Boisduval & Guenée, 1852 species known from India.
Hypocala andamana Wileman, 1923. Indian Subregion, South Andaman Is.
Hypocala deflorata Fabricius, 1792. Sri Lanka; India.
Hypocala holcona Swinhoe, 1895. India: Port Blair, Andaman Is.
Hypocala rostrata (Fabricius, 1794).India Orientali.
Hypocala subsatura Guenée, 1852. Pakistan; India: Dharmsala, Himachal Pradesh.
Hypocala violacea Butler, 1879. Myanmar; Sri Lanka; India.
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  3. Gurule, S & S. M. Nikam. 2013. The moths (Lepidoptera: Heterocera) of northern Maharashtra: a preliminary checklist. Journal of Threatened Taxa 5(12): 4693–4713; Image 150.
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Anonymous. 2022. Hypocala deflorata (Fabricius, 1794) – Variable Yellow Underwing. 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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