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Lepidoptera > Zygaenoidea > Limacodidae > Limacodinae > Thespea

Thespea bicolor (Walker, 1855)

Indian and global distribution:
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Adult moth observations that have been databased:
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh
West Bengal
All states
Similiar species:
Genus revised by Solovyev, 2014

Solovyev A. V., 2014. Parasa Moore auct. Phylogenetic review of the complex from the Palaearctic and Indomalayan regions (Lepidoptera, Limacodidae). Proc. Mus. Witt Munich 1. Munich– Vilnius, 240 pp. 

The species is discriminated from P. flavabdomena (CAI, 1983), P. yana (CAI, 1983) and 
P. jade SOLOVYEV & WITT, sp. n. by brown hindwings, extremely
similar externally to P. hainana (CAI, 1983) and P. foliola SOLOVYEV & WITT, sp. n.(Colour plate 11, fig. 4), but the male genitalia are diagnostic. The valva has two basal processes of the same size approximately; the juxta has very long processes, as long as the length of the valva, in contrary to similar species (Genitalia plate 6, fig. 3).

  1. Hampson, G. 1892. The Fauna of British India including Ceylon and Burma. Moths, Vol. 1. Taylor & Francis, London. Pp. xxiii + 527. Saturniidae to Hypsidae. Pg 390, # 868. 
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Anonymous. 2022. Thespea bicolor (Walker, 1855). 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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