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Eucyclodes divapala complex (Walker, 1861)

Eucyclodes divapala (Walker, 1861) and Eucyclodes albisparsa (Walker, 1861) are best separated by genitalia.
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Eucyclodes divapala (Walker, 1861) was described from Sri Lanka.

Comibaena divapala Walker, 1861; List Spec. Lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. 23: 757; TL: Ceylon. Text at

Eucyclodes albiparsa (Walker, 1861) flies in S. India (Karnataka, Maharashtra; Kirti et al, 2012) and NE Himalaya. 
Thalera albisparsa Walker, 1861; List Spec. Lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. 22: 600. TL: Borneo. Text at

The species in NW Himalayas could be either of these. Smetacek (2008) lists this as divapala Walker group. 
Best separated by male and female genitalia (Barlow, 1982). 

Eucyclodes Warren, 1894 species known from India
Eucyclodes albiradiata (Warren, 1893). Naga Hills. 
Eucyclodes albisparsa (Walker, 1861). NE India.
Eucyclodes alboviridis (Moore, 1872). N. India.
Eucyclodes aureofulva (Warren, 1897). Arunachal Pradesh. Listed by some authors as Chloromachia aureofulva Warren, 1897.
Eucyclodes discipennata (Walker, 1861). Garo Hills, Meghalaya. 
Eucyclodes divapala (Walker, 1861). S. India.
Eucyclodes gavissima (Walker, 1861). Himalayas, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra; Sri Lanka.
Eucyclodes pastor (Butler, 1880). Darjeeling, West Bengal.
Eucyclodes picturata (Hampson, 1903). Maharashtra, Goa. 
Eucyclodes praeampla (Warren, 1897). Khasi Hills, Meghalaya.
Eucyclodes sanguilineata (Moore, [1868]. West Bengal. 
Eucyclodes semialba (Walker, 1861). Assam, Arunachal Pradesh. 
Eucyclodes textilis (Butler, 1880). Darjeeling, West Bengal, Arunachal Pradesh.


  1. Barlow, H.S. 1982. An introduction to the moths of S.E. Asia. Malayan Nature Society, Kuala Lumpur. Pp. 305, pl. 51. Pg 246, Note 82. E. divapala and albiparsa best separated by male and female genitalia. 
  2. OD: Comibaena divapala Walker, 1861; List Spec. Lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. 23: 757; TL: Ceylon 
  3. Kirti, J. S., T. Goyal & M. Kaur (2012). An inventory of family Geometridae (Lepidoptera) from Western Ghats of India. Journal of Entomological Research, 36 (1) : 83-94.
  4. Eucyclodes albisparsa (Walker, 1861). [accessed 20 September 2017]
  5. 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 510, # 4118 as Thalassodes divapala. Lists Thalera albisparsa as junior synonym.

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Anonymous. 2022. Eucyclodes divapala complex (Walker, 1861). In Sondhi, S., Y. Sondhi, P. Roy and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Moths of India, v. 3.30. Indian Foundation for Butterflies. complex
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