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Lepidoptera > Geometroidea > Uraniidae > Epipleminae > Epiplema

Epiplema fuscifrons (Warren, 1896)

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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.

References:
  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. http://www.nhm.ac.uk/entomology/lepindex [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. http://www.mothsofindia.org/sp/356155/Epiplema-fuscifrons
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