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Dysphania nelera (Swinhoe, 1891)

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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 palmyra lacks the yellow spots on HW. While Hampson (1895) lists nelera as a form of palmyra, Lepindex lists this as a separate species. Further works needs to be done to ascertain whether nelera is a valid taxon, or just a form of palmyra.
  1. OD: Euschema nalera Swinhoe, 1891. New species of moths from Southern India. Transactions of the Entomological Society of London. Pg 133-154 at [accessed 13 July 2017]  
  2. Hampson, G. 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.470, # 3996.

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Anonymous. 2021. Dysphania nelera (Swinhoe, 1891). In Sondhi, S., Y. Sondhi, P. Roy and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Moths of India, v. 2.61. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.
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