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Lepidoptera > Geometroidea > Geometridae > Ennominae > Boarmiini > Dalima

Dalima spontaneata (Walker, 1862)

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List of Heterabraxas known from India based on Kirti et al. (2019) in which this was previously placed. 
Heterabraxas fulvosparsa Hampson, 1895.
Heterabraxas pardaria (Moore, 1867).
Heterabraxas spontaneata (Walker, 1862). India: North India.
  1. OD: Abraxas spontaneata Walker, 1862. List Spec. Lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. 24: 1120; TL: North Hindostan. Text at
  2. Hampson, G. F. 1895. The Fauna of British India including Ceylon and Burma. Moths, Vol.3. Taylor & Francis, London. Noctuidae (cont.) to Geometridae 546 p - 226 figs. pg. 298, # 3513 as Abraxas spontaneata. 
  3. Haruta, T. (Ed.). 1992. Moths of Nepal. Part 1. TINEA. Vol. 13 (Supplement 2). The Japan Heterocerists’ Society, Tokyo. Pl. 8/23. 
  4. Stüning, D. 2000. Additional notes on the Ennominae of Nepal with descriptions of eight new species (Geometridae), pp. 94-152. In: Moths of Nepal, Part 6. Tinea 16(Supplement 1). Tokyo, The Japan Heterocerists’ Society. For transfer from Heterabraxas to Dalima. 
Note: Transferred from Heterabraxas to Dalima based on Stüning (2000). Changed generic placement on MOI on 3rd Feb 2022 (SS). Generic placement confirmed from the Forum Herbulot. 

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Anonymous. 2022. Dalima spontaneata (Walker, 1862). 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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