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Problepsis vulgaris Butler, 1889

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Similiar species:
Problepsis Lederer, 1853 species known from India. 
 
Problepsis albidior albidior Warren, 1899. Kulu, Himachal Pradesh.
Problepsis apollinaria candidior Prout, 1917. South India. 
Problepsis conjunctiva conjunctiva Warren, 1893. Sikkim. 
Problepsis crassinotata Prout, 1917. Khasi Hills, Meghalaya. 
Problepsis deliaria (Guenée, 1858). India; Sri Lanka.
Problepsis delphiaria (Guenée, [1858]). Central India
Problepsis eucircota Prout, 1913.Tinsukhia, Assam. 
Problepsis longipannis Prout, 1917. Khasi Hills, Meghalaya.
Problepsis ocellata ocellata Frivaldszky, 1845. NE India.
Problepsis vulgaris Butler, 1889. India. 

Problepsis vulgaris and Problepsis delpharia are separated as under: 

Problepsis vulgaris, diagnosable by forewing discal spot: its outer margin is concave. In P. delphiaria the outer margin is evenly curved (not concave) as stated bPasi Sihvonen, PhD. 
Sihvonen, P., 2005: Phylogeny and classification of the Scopulini moths (Lepidoptera: Geometridae, Sterrhinae). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 143: 473–530.
References:
Haruta, T (Ed.). TINEA. Moths of Nepal. Pl 5/11. 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Problepsis_vulgaris

http://insecta.pro/taxonomy/120374 [accessed 27 May 2017]

Sihvonen, P., 2005: Phylogeny and classification of the Scopulini moths (Lepidoptera: Geometridae, Sterrhinae). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 143: 473–530.


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Sondhi,S. 2021. Problepsis vulgaris Butler, 1889. 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/356039/Problepsis-vulgaris
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