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Lepidoptera > Geometroidea > Geometridae > Geometrinae > Pseudoterpnini > Pingasa

Pingasa lariaria (Walker, 1860)

Indian and global distribution:
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Sexual, seasonal & individual variation:
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Adult moth observations that have been databased:
All states
Similiar species:
Pingasa chlora chlora (Stoll, 1782)

Notes from Moths of Borneo

Diagnosis. Pingasa lariaria is the largest of the greyish species, distinguished particularly by the strongly crenulate postmedials and reduced white patches at the centre of the distal margins of each wing. Only P. chlora has the fasciae so crenulate, but chlora is a smaller, much paler species, with weaker markings and no yellow on the underside.

List of known Pingasa from India based on Kirti et al. (2019).
Pingasa alba alba Swinhoe, 1891. India: Khasi Hills, Meghalaya.
Pingasa chlora chlora (Stoll, 1782). India: Indian Himalaya.
Pingasa crenaria (Guenée, 1858). India: Central India.
Pingasa dispensata dispensata (Walker, 1860). India: North India.
Pingasa elutriata Prout, 1916. India: Darjeeling, West Bengal.
Pingasa lariaria (Walker, 1860). India: Bengal.
Pingasa pseudoterpinaria gracilis Prout, 1916. India: Khasi Hills, Meghalaya. 
Pingasa pseudoterpinaria tephrosiaria Guenée, 1858. India: NW Himalaya. 
Pingasa rubicunda Warren, 1894. India: Khasi Hills, Meghalaya.
Pingasa rufofasciata Moore, 1888. India: Darjeeling, West Bengal, Arunachal Pradesh.
Pingasa ruginaria ruginaria (Guenée, [1858]). India: North India.
Pingasa ruginaria andamanica Prout, 1916. India: South Andaman, Port Blair.
Pingasa subviridis Warren, 1896. India: Cherrapunji, Meghalaya.
Pingasa venusta Warren, 1894. India: Sikkim.

Unconfirmed records
Pingasa multispurcata Prout, 1913. An African species.

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Cite this page along with its URL as:
Singh, R. P.. 2022. Pingasa lariaria (Walker, 1860). In Sondhi, S., Y. Sondhi, P. Roy and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Moths of India, v. 3.21. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.
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