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Lepidoptera > Noctuoidea > Erebidae > Lymantriinae > Lymantriinae incertae sedis > Locharna

Locharna strigipennis Moore, 1879

Indian and global distribution:
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Sexual, seasonal & individual variation:
Status, Habitat and Habits:
Adult moth observations that have been databased:
Arunachal Pradesh
West Bengal
All states
Similiar species:
Locharna limbata (Collenette, 1932). 
The dark form male of limbata has a buff band along the margin of the hind wing. Locharna strigipennis lacks this buff band. Females of the two species, and the male pale form of Locharna strigipennis are difficult to separate without specimens. 

  1. Moore, F. (1879). Descriptions of new Indian Lepidopterous Insects from the collection of the late Mr. W.S. Atkinson Descr. Indian lep. Atkinson (1) pg. 53 plate 3 fg.11
  2. Hampson, G.F. [1893]. The Fauna of British India including Ceylon and Burma. Moths, Vol. 1. Taylor & Francis, London. Pp. xxiii + 527. Saturniidae to Hypsidae, pg 457, # 1023 as Pida strigipennis.
  3. [accessed 25 October 2016]
  4. Taiwan Moth Information Center. [accessed 25 October 2016]
Notes: Locharna strigipennis Moore, 1879 is sexually dimorphic. It has a dark and a pale male form, while the female look like the pale male form. The sexes can be separated by the stronger pectinations in the male. The dark form is largely black. 

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Anonymous. 2022. Locharna strigipennis Moore, 1879. 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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