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Epiplema fuscifrons (Warren, 1896)

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Arunachal Pradesh
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E. bicaudata has a prominent black spot on HW, inside of post-medial line. HW post medial line dentate. E. fuscifrons lacks black spot on HW, has white spot on HW near tornus, and has smooth post medial line on HW.

  1. 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. 130, # 3058. 
  2. Sohn, Jae-Cheon & Yen, Shen-Horn (2005): A Taxonomic Revision of the Korean Epipleminae (Lepidoptera: Uraniidae), with Phylogenetic Comments on the Involved Genera. Zoological Studies 44(1): 44–70. Fig 2-W E. 
  3. Haruta, T. (Ed.). 1998. Moths of Nepal. Part 5. TINEA. Vol. 15 (Supplement 1). The Japan Heterocerists’ Society, Tokyo. Pl. 138/4. 
Some authors treat E. fuscifrons as a junior synonym of E. bicaudata. Beccaloni, G., Scoble, M., Kitching, I., Simonsen, T., Robinson, G., Pitkin, B., Hine, A. & Lyal, C. (Editors). 2003. The Global Lepidoptera Names Index (LepIndex). World Wide Web electronic publication. [accessed 06 October 2017] [accessed 6 Oct 2017]. However, Jae-Cheon & Shen-Horn (2005) treat E. fuscifrons as a valid species, and we continue with that treatment. 

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Anonymous. 2021. Epiplema fuscifrons (Warren, 1896). 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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