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Lepidoptera > Noctuoidea > Erebidae > Arctiinae > Arctiini > Callimorphina > Utetheisa

Utetheisa pulchelloides Hampson, 1907 – Heliotrope Moth

Indian and global distribution:
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Similiar species:
Utetheisa lotrix and Utetheisa pulchella. HW markings assist in separation. Best separtaed by male genitalia. 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Utetheisa_pulchella for pulchella

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Utetheisa_lotrix for lotrix

As per Moths of Borneo, the diagnosis for separating pulchelloides and lotrix is mentioned below. 

http://www.mothsofborneo.com/part-6/arctiinae/arctiinae-7-2.php for lotrix. 

Diagnosis. This and the next species are most reliably separated by examination of the male genitalia. There are differences in the male antennae (Roepke, 1941; Robinson, 1971) and also a usually reliable difference in the forewing: there is a red patch between the more elongate pair of black marginal marks at the tornus and the subdorsal black spot of the submarginal in pulchelloides that is lacking in lotrix.

List of Utetheisa Hübner, [1819] 1816 known from India.
Utetheisa antennata (Swinhoe, 1893), India (Nicobar Islands).
Utetheisa lotrix (Cramer, 1779), India (Throughout India, Andaman & Nicobar, Chhattisgarh).
Utetheisa pulchella (Linnaeus, 1758), India (Andaman, Throughout India, Lakshadweep).
Utetheisa pulchelloides Hampson, 1907, India (North India to Rajasthan, Sikkim, Assam, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Orissa, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Throughout India including Madhya Pradesh,
Bihar).
Utetheisa (Pitasila) assamica De Vos, 2007, India (NE India, Assam).
Utetheisa (Pitasila) leucospilota (Moore, 1877), India (Andaman & Nicobar Islands).
Utetheisa (Pitasila) selecta (Walker, 1854), India (Andamans).
Utetheisa (Pitasila) varians (Walker, 1854), India (NE India, NW Himalayas, West Bengal, Sikkim).
Utetheisa (Pitasila) variolosa (Felder & Rogenhofer, [1869] 1874), India (Andaman & Nicobar Islands).
References:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Utetheisa_pulchelloides

http://www.mothsofborneo.com/part-6/arctiinae/arctiinae-7-1.php

https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/125231-Utetheisa-pulchelloides

http://lepidoptera.butterflyhouse.com.au/arct/pulch.html [accessed 07 August 2017]



Lepidoptera > Noctuoidea > Erebidae > Arctiinae > Arctiini > Callimorphina > Utetheisa


Cite this page along with its URL as:
Anonymous. 2022. Utetheisa pulchelloides Hampson, 1907 – Heliotrope Moth. In Sondhi, S., Y. Sondhi, P. Roy and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Moths of India, v. 3.30. Indian Foundation for Butterflies. http://www.mothsofindia.org/sp/356094/Utetheisa-pulchelloides
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