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Biston suppressaria (Guenée, [1858]) – Tea Looper

Indian and global distribution:
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Adult moth observations that have been databased:
StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Andhra Pradesh
Assam
Chhattisgarh
Goa
Himachal Pradesh
Karnataka
Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra
Meghalaya
Nagaland
Odisha
Tripura
Uttarakhand
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Similiar species:
List of Biston known from India based on Kirti et al. (2019).
Biston bengaliaria (Guenee, 1858). India: Bengal.
Biston betularia coagnataria (Guenée, [1858]). India: Western Himalayas, Solan, Simla, Kharapathar, Sarahan, Himachal Pradesh.
Biston contectaria Walker, 1863. India: Canara, Karnataka.
Biston falcata (Warren, 1893). India: Sikkim.
Biston mediolata Jiang, Xue & Han, 201. India: Mizoram.
Biston panterianaria panterianaria (Bremer & Grey, 1853). India: Darjeeling, West Bengal.
Biston porphyria (Butler, 1889). India: Kangara district, Himachal Pradesh.
Biston regalis regalis (Moore, 1888). India: Darjeeling, West Bengal.
Biston sinuata Hampson, 1895. India: Sikkim.
Biston suppressaria suppressaria (Guenee, [1858]). India: Central India.
References:
  1. OD: Amphidasys suppressaria Guenée, [1858]. Hist. nat. Ins., Spec. gén. Lépid. 9: 210, Atlas (Uranides & Phalenides): pl. 4, f. 2. Text at https://archive.org/details/histoirenaturell09bois/page/210/mode/1up?view=theater
  2. Han, H, Jiang, N., Xue, D. 2011. A review of Biston Leach, 1815 (Lepidoptera, Geometridae, Ennominae) from China, with description of one new species. ZooKeys 139: 45-96. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.139.1308. Fig 31-40.
  3. Jiang, N., Li, X., Hausmann, A., Cheng, R., Xue, D. & H. Han. 2017. A molecular phylogeny of the Palaearctic and Oriental members of the tribe Boarmiini (Lepidoptera: Geometridae: Ennominae). Invertebrate Systematics, 31(4), pp.427-441. For tribal placement in Boarmiini. 
  4. Murillo-Ramos, L., Brehm, G., Sihvonen, P., Hausmann, A., Holm, S., Ghanavi, H.R., Õunap, E., Truuverk, A., Staude, H., Friedrich, E. & Tammaru, T., 2019. A comprehensive molecular phylogeny of Geometridae (Lepidoptera) with a focus on enigmatic small subfamilies. PeerJ7, p.e7386. For tribal placement in Boarmiini. 
  5. https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/237825-Biston-suppressaria

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Anonymous. 2022. Biston suppressaria (Guenée, [1858]) – Tea Looper. In Sondhi, S., Y. Sondhi, P. Roy and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Moths of India, v. 3.30. Indian Foundation for Butterflies. http://www.mothsofindia.org/sp/355965/Biston-suppressaria
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