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Lepidoptera > Geometroidea > Geometridae > Sterrhinae > Timandrini > Timandra

Timandra ruptilinea Warren,1897

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T. convectaria and T. ruptilinea (as per comms. 2017-02-21 07:52:30 Roger Kendrick)

The key visible differences between T. convectaria and T. ruptilinea are as follows:

T. convectaria:
‣ forewing between costa and radial vein is darkly suffused from the base to around the median;
‣ small dark spot near the apex, just terminally placed off the main "blood-vein" streak;
‣ antennae darkened dorsally

T. ruptilinea lacks these three features, and consequently looks paler and "cleaner". Additionally, the "blood-vein" in ruptilinea meets the apex at the apex or just to the terminal side, whereas in convectaria, this line meets the apex several mm on the costal side.

Timandra Duponchel, 1829 species from India.
Timandra amataria griseata (Petersen, 1902). 
Timandra comptaria Walker, 1863. India.
Timandra convectaria convectaria Walker, 1861. Bangladesh; India: Shimla, Nauni, Subathu. 
Timandra correspondens (Hampson, 1895). Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh.
Timandra nelsoni Prout, 1918. South India; Sri Lanka. 
Timandra obsoleta Warren, 1897. Khasi Hills, Meghalaya. 
Timandra responsaria responsaria Moore, 1888. Cherrapunji; Nilgiris.
Timandra ruptilinea Warren, 1897. E. Himalayas. 
References:
  1. hkwildlife.net http://www.hkwildlife.net/Forum/viewthread.php?tid=36922 [accessed 28 March 2017]
  2. Kendrick, R. 2002. Moths (insecta : lepidoptera) of Hong Kong.  FullText.pdf Plate 20/25.
  3. Warren, W. (1897). New genera and species of moths from the Old-World regions in the Tring Museum. In Novitates Zoologicae. Vol IV. Pg 64.

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Anonymous. 2021. Timandra ruptilinea Warren,1897. In Sondhi, S., Y. Sondhi, P. Roy and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Moths of India, v. 2.61. Indian Foundation for Butterflies. http://www.mothsofindia.org/sp/356010/Timandra-ruptilinea
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