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Endoclita malabaricus (Moore, 1879)

Indian and global distribution:
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Sexual, seasonal & individual variation:
Status, Habitat and Habits:
Adult moth observations that have been databased:
Tamil Nadu
All states
Similiar species:

Endoclita signifer OD at E. signifer OD Phassus signifer Walker, 1856; List Spec. Lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. 7: 1568; TL: Assam, Sylhet at [accessed 18 July 2017]

signifer Illustration at [accessed 18 July 2017]

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 320, # 685. 

Based on Hampson: 

E. malabaricus has smaller costal markings on forewing, which are pale chestnut in colour. Hindwing reddish fuscous (versus flesh-coiloured in signifer). 

Shows significant variation in markings and coloration. 

E. malabaricus OD Phassus malabaricus Moore, 1879; Proc. Zool. Soc. Lond. 1879: 412; TL: Sircy, N.Canara; Ooty, Niligiris at [accessed 18 July 2017]

Hampson vol 1, pg 321, # 686 as Phassus malabaricus. 

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Cite this page along with its URL as:
Anonymous. 2021. Endoclita malabaricus (Moore, 1879). 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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