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Hirasa cuprearia (Moore, [1868])

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List of Hirasa known from India based on Kirti et al. (2019).
Hirasa aerus (Butler, 1880). India: Darjeeling, West Bengal.
Hirasa contubernalis Moore, 1888. India: Khasi Hills, Shillong, Meghalaya.
Hirasa imaginata (Prout, 1931). India: Sikkim, Tonglo, 10000ft.
Hirasa licheneus (Oberthür, 1886).
Hirasa muscosaria muscosaria (Walker, 1866). India: Darjeeling, West Bengal.
Hirasa muscosaria sempervirens (Prout, 1915). India: NW Himalayas.
Hirasa plagiochorda Prout, 1927. Myanmar (upper); India: Hapare, Khasis, Meghalaya.
Hirasa scripturaria scripturaria  (Walker, 1866). India: Assam, Khasi Hills, Meghalaya.
  1. Hampson, G. 1895. The Fauna of British India including Ceylon and Burma. Moths, Vol.3. Taylor & Francis, London. Noctuidae (cont.) to Geometridae, pg 277, # 3442 as Baormia cuprearia
  2. Haruta, T. (Ed.). 1992-2000. Moths of Nepal.  TINEA. Vol. 13 (Supplement 2). The Japan Heterocerists’ Society, Tokyo, pl 76/12, pg 53.
  3. Moore, F. 1868. On the Lepidopterous Insects of Bengal, Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London, 1867, pg.626 as Hemerophila cuprearia
  4. Sato, R., 2005b: Description of a new species of the genus Ctenognophos Prout (Geometridae, Ennominae) from Nepal, with taxonomic notes on C. cuprearia (Moore). Transactions of the Lepidopterological Society of Japan 56(4): 276-278
  5. Wikispecies contributors. Hirasa cuprearia [Internet]. Wikispecies, ; 2014 Nov 14, 12:13 UTC [cited 2016 Dec 5]. Available from:

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Anonymous. 2022. Hirasa cuprearia (Moore, [1868]). 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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