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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.

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]



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Cite this page along with its URL as:
Anonymous. 2021. Utetheisa pulchelloides Hampson, 1907 – Heliotrope Moth. In Sondhi, S., Y. Sondhi, P. Roy and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Moths of India, v. 2.61. Indian Foundation for Butterflies. http://www.mothsofindia.org/sp/356094/Utetheisa-pulchelloides
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