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Spaniocentra lyra (Swinhoe, 1982)

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Similiar species:
Spaniocentra Prout, 1912 species known from the Indian subcontinent. 
Spaniocentra isiopania Prout, 1917. India: Maharashtra (Mumbai [Bombay]: TL)
Spaniocentra kuniyukii Yazaki, 1994. Nepal (Sagarmatha: TL). 
Spaniocentra lyra (Swinhoe, 1982). India: Meghalaya (Khasi Hills: TL), Uttarakhand.  
Spaniocentra pannosa (Moore, [1887]). Sri Lanka (TL). 
Spaniocentra tridens Holloway, 1982. Myanmar (TL). 

Numerous extralimital species such as 
Spaniocentra apatelloides Holloway, 1996. Borneo. 
Spaniocentra hollowayi Inoue, 1986. Japan. 
Spaniocentra lobata Holloway, 1982. Borneo. 
Spaniocentra spicata Holloway, 1982. Malaysia. 
Spaniocentra megaspilaria (Guenée, 1857). Borneo. 

Barlow, 1982. Pg 244, note 81. As per Barlow, this species group are best separated by male genitalia and are similar externally. 

  1. OD: Enospila lyra Swinhoe, 1982. Trans. Ent. Soc. Lond.1982, Pg. 6. 1894, Pg. 176. TL: Khasi Hills, Meghalaya. Syntypes from Cherrapunji, Shillong in Meghalaya. 
  2. Barlow, H.S. 1982. An introduction to the moths of S.E. Asia. Malayan Nature Society, Kuala Lumpur. Pp. 305, pl. 51. Pg 244, note 81.
  3. Smetacek, P. 2008. Moths recorded from different elevation in Nainital district, Kumaon Himalaya, India. Bionotes 10(1):5 -15.
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Anonymous. 2022. Spaniocentra lyra (Swinhoe, 1982). In Sondhi, S., Y. Sondhi, P. Roy and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Moths of India, v. 3.30. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.
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