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Pingasa ruginaria (Guenée, [1858]) – Bordered Duster

Indian and global distribution:
records (based on images):
Sexual, seasonal & individual variation:
Status, Habitat and Habits:
Adult moth observations that have been databased:
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Uttar Pradesh
All states
Similiar species:
Many similar species in the genus: P. alba, P. rubicunda, P. rubimontana, P. chloroides, P. lariaria amongst others. 
Moths of Borneo states: This species resembles several of its congeners superficially but can always be distinguished by the rather weakly crenulate postmedials that are strongly sinuous on the hindwing and excavate centrally on the forewing so that the white medial area bulges into the dark border. In addition, the base of underwings are more yellow than any of the other congeners. 


  1. OD: Hypochroma ruginaria Guenée, 1857; Hist. nat. Ins., Spec. gén. Lépid. 9: 278 at [accessed 28 November 2017]
  2. Haruta, T. (Ed.). 1992. Moths of Nepal. Part 1. TINEA. Vol. 13 (Supplement 2). The Japan Heterocerists’ Society, Tokyo, Pl. 3/10. 
  3. 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. 472, # 4001. 
  4. [accessed 28 November 2017]    


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Anonymous. 2021. Pingasa ruginaria (Guenée, [1858]) – Bordered Duster. 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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