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Lepidoptera > Lasiocampoidea > Lasiocampidae > Lasiocampinae > Pinarini > Metanastria

Metanastria hyrtaca (Cramer, [1779])

Indian and global distribution:
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Adult moth observations that have been databased:
Arunachal Pradesh
All states
Similiar species:

Metanastria gemella has the FW postmedial fascia much closer to the pale line at the outer edge of the dark medial band, hence separating it from aconyta in male. 

Metanastria aconyta has broader dark medial band in male. 
  1. OD: Phalaena hyrtaca Cramer, [1779]; Uitl. Kapellen 3 (17-21): 97, pl. 249, f. F. Text at Plate at 
  7. Aland, S. R. , A. B. Mamlayya & S. S. Swami & P. V. Shinde. 2014. Biology of the moth Metanastria hyrtaca Cramer (Lepidoptera : Lasiocampide ) On Indian Badam Tree Terminalia catappa in Solapur, Maharashtra. Bugs R All. 21. 21-23.
  8. Hampson, G. F. 1892. The Fauna of British India including Ceylon and Burma. Moths, Vol. 1. Taylor & Francis, London. Pp. xxiii + 527. Saturniidae to Hypsidae 527 p - 333 fig. Pg 410, # 912/913. 
  9. Zolotuhin, V.V. & Pinratana, A. 2005. Moths of Thailand, Volume 4: Lasiocampidae. Pg 96. # 63, pl 14/5. 






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Anonymous. 2021. Metanastria hyrtaca (Cramer, [1779]). 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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