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Cypa pallens Jordan, 1926

Indian and global distribution:
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Cypa pallens has FW apex more strongly produced (MOT, vol 2, pg 52) than Cypa decolor. Proposed as a subspecies of Cypa decolor. Raised to species status by Jordan, 1931, Novit. zool. 36: 238. Synonymized with Cypa uniformis as a subspecies by Kitching & Cadiou, 2000, Hawkmoths of the world: 42. Reinstated as a species by Brechlin & Kitching, 2014, Entomo-Satsphingia 7 (2): 6.

Status, Habitat and Habits:
Adult moth observations that have been databased:
All states
Similiar species:
List of Cypa Walker, 1865 known from India.
Cypa decolour (Walker,1856), Himalayan region (Sanyal et al., 2018), Northeastern India, Nepal (Pittaway and Kitching, 2020).
Cypa enodis Jordan, 1931, Meghalaya, Sikkim.
Cypa pallens Jordan, 1926, Uttarakhand (Sondhi et al., 2016).
Cypa uniformis (Mell,1922), North West India and Nepal.

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Anonymous. 2022. Cypa pallens Jordan, 1926. 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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