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Lepidoptera > Geometroidea > Geometridae > Geometrinae > Dysphaniini > Dysphania

Dysphania percota (Swinhoe, 1891)

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Similiar species:
Dysphania palmyra: the entire dark blue apex, UPF, has sub-apical and discal blue spots. 
Dysphania nelera: Similar to palmyra, but UPH has marginal golden yellow spots. 
Dysphania percota: the enitre UPF apex is dark blue up to the discal area, with only a few small spots near costa.

Dysphania Hübner, [1819] species known from the Indian subcontinent (Kirti et al. 2019 and Lepindex).
Dysphania andamana (Moore, 1877). Andamans. 
Dysphania alloides Prout, 1916. Andamans, Port Blair
Dysphania glaucescens glaucescens (Walker, 1862). Indian Himalayas.
Dysphania flavidiscalis Warren, 1895. Myanmar.
Dysphania jessica (Swinhoe, 1908). Nicobars, Nancoury; Andamans, Port Blair.
Dysphania malayanus recessa (Walker, 1862). Darjeeling, West Bengal.
Dysphania militaris (Linnaeus, 1758). N. India. Uttarakhand east to NE. India. 
Dysphania nelera (Swinhoe, 1891). Maharashtra, Goa, Kerala.
Dysphania palmyra (Stoll, [1790]). Maharashtra, Karnataka; Sri Lanka. 
Dysphania percota (Swinhoe, 1891). Maharashtra, Karnataka, Kerala. 
Dysphania porphyroides Prout, 1917. Andaman Islands.
Dysphania prunicolor (Moore, 1879). Sri Lanka. 
Dysphania subrepleta excubitor (Moore, 1879). Khasi Hills, Meghalaya.
References:
  1. OD: Euschema percota Swinhoe, 1891. Trans. Ent. Soc. Lond. 24:142. 
  2. Hampson, G. 1892. The Fauna of British India including Ceylon and Burma. Moths, Vol. 1. Taylor & Francis, London. Pp. xxiii + 527. Saturniidae to Hypsidae 527 p - 333 fig. pg 471, # 3997. 
  3. Seitz, A. (Ed.) 1932. Macro. Lep. Vol. 12, pg. 65, pl. 7b. 
  4. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dysphania_percota
  5. http://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/319698-Dysphania-percota
  6. http://www.nbair.res.in/insectpests/Dysphania-percota.php

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Manoj, P. S. Hegde & R. P. Mahajan. 2022. Dysphania percota (Swinhoe, 1891). In Sondhi, S., Y. Sondhi, P. Roy and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Moths of India, v. 3.21. Indian Foundation for Butterflies. http://www.mothsofindia.org/sp/356085/Dysphania-percota
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