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Photoscotosia metachryseis Hampson, 1896

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List of known Photoscotosia from India based on Kirti et al. (2019).
Photoscotosia albapex (Hampson, 1895). India: Sikkim.
Photoscotosia amplicata (Walker, 1862).
Photoscotosia annubilata Prout, 1940. India: Sikkim, 12000ft.
Photoscotosia atromarginata Warren, 1893. India: Sundukpho, about 12000ft., Sikkim.
Photoscotosia dejuncta Prout, 1937. India: Gulmarg, Kashmir.
Photoscotosia elagantissima Inoue, 1988. India: Darjeeling, Sandakhu, 3600m, West Bengal.
Photoscotosia fulguritis Warren, 1893. India: Sikkim.
Photoscotosia metachryseis Hampson, 1896.
Photoscotosia miniosata miniosata (Walker, 1862). India: North India.
Photoscotosia multilinea Warren, 1893. India: Sikkim.
Photoscotosia nubilata (Moore, 1888). India: Darjeeling, West Bengal.
Photoscotosia obliquisignata (Moore, 1868). India: Darjeeling, West Bengal.
Photoscotosia polysticha Prout, 1940. India: Yatong, Sikkim.
Photoscotosia undulosa (Alphéraky, 1888). India: Sikkim.
  1. Photoscotosia metachryseis Hampson, 1896. The Fauna of British India including Ceylon and Burma. Moths, Vol.4. Taylor & Francis, London. Pyralidae 594 p - 287 figs. Pg. 557, # 3731.
  2. Haruta, T. (Ed.). 1994. Moths of Nepal. Part 3. TINEA. Vol. 14 (Supplement 1). The Japan Heterocerists’ Society, Tokyo.Pl.68/6. 
  3. Sanyal, A.K. 2015. Diversity and distribution of moth assemblages along an altitudinal gradient in Gangotri landscape (Doctoral dissertation, Saurashtra University, India)
  4. Kirti, J. S., K. Chandra, A. Saxena & N. Singh. 2019. Geometrid Moths of India. 296 pp. Nature Books of India, New Delhi. 
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Anonymous. 2022. Photoscotosia metachryseis Hampson, 1896. 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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