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Endoclita malabaricus (Moore, 1879)

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

Hampson, G. F. [1893]. 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: Male E. malabaricus has smaller costal markings on forewing, which are pale chestnut in colour. Hindwing reddish fuscous (versus flesh-coloured in signifer). Shows significant variation in markings and coloration. 

 Felder & Rogenhofer, 1874 species known from India.

Endoclita aboe (Moore, {1860]). India: Darjeeling, West Bengal.
Endoclita albofasciatus (Moore, 1879). India: Nilgiris.
Endoclita albosignata Tindale, 1941. India: Assam.
Endoclita auratus (Hampson, [1893]). Myanmar; India.
Endoclita buettneria Tindale, 1941. Myanmar.
Endoclita chalybeatus (Moore, 1879). Myanmar; India: Darjeeling, West Bengal, Sikkim, Assam.
Endoclita chrysoptera Tindale, 1941. India: Sikkim, Darjeeling, West Bengal.
Endoclita damor (Moore, [1860]). India: Himalayas, Darjeeling, West Bengal.
Endoclita gmelina Tindale, 1941. Myanmar.
Endoclita magnus (Tindale, 1942). India: Palni Hills, South India.
Endoclita makundae Grehan, Mielke & Kunte, 2021. Assam. 
Endoclita malabaricus (Moore, 1879). India: Ooty, Nilgiris.
Endoclita metallica Tindale, 1941. India: Sikkim, Darjeeling, West Bengal.
Endoclita microscripta Tindale, 1941. India Chennai, Tamil Nadu.
Endoclita punctimargo (C. Swinhoe, 1892). India: Sikkim, Darjeeling, West Bengal.
Endoclita purpurescens (Moore, [1883]). Sri Lanka.
Endoclita rustica Tindale, 1941. India: Assam, Shillong.
Endoclita signifier (Walker, 1856). India: Assam
Endoclita strobilanthes (Tindale, 1942). India: N. Kanara, Anshi, Karnataka.
Endoclita undulifer (Walker, 1869). India: Assam.
Endoclita viridis (Swinhoe, 1892). India: Nilgiris.


  1. OD: Phassus malabaricus Moore, 1879.  Proc. Zool. Soc. Lond. 1879: 412; TL: Sircy, N.Canara; Ooty, Niligiris at [accessed 18 July 2017] 
  2. Hampson, G. F. [1893]. The Fauna of British India including Ceylon and Burma. Moths, Vol. 1. Taylor & Francis, London. Pp. xxiii + 527. Saturniidae to Hypsidae 527 p - 333 321, # 686 as Phassus malabaricus.
  3. Grehan, J. R., C., G.C. Mielke, D. N. Basu, U. Pawar, V. A. Ismavel, J. E. Rawlins & K. Kunte 2022. A new species of Endoclita C. & R. Felder, 1874 Ghost moth from Karimganj District of Assam, India, with comments on the genus in northeastern India, and clarification of E. signifer (Walker, 1856) (Lepidoptera: Hepialidae). ZooNova 16: 1-13.  

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Anonymous. 2022. Endoclita malabaricus (Moore, 1879). 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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