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Lepidoptera > Geometroidea > Geometridae > Ennominae > Abraxini > Abraxas

Abraxas leucostola Hampson, 1893

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Similiar species:
Abraxas sylvata (Scopoli, 1763)

Abraxas leucostola has olive-fuscous patches darker than sylvata, with more prominent silvery markings for forewing. Grey markings obsolescent (but variable) and only showing through from underside; a ring spot at cell-end and two costal spots are dark fuscous. Abraxas leucostola has short fuscous streaks on veins of forewing, on the inner edge of the grey post-medial band, which sylvata lacks. 

References:
  1. Abraxas argyrosticta Hampson, 1907. Journal of Bombay Natural History Society. 18 (1): 43, Plate E, fig 25. 
  2. Hampson, G. F. 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 299, Fig 141, # 3516. 
  3. http://indiabiodiversity.org/species/show/268784  [accessed 29 August 2020]
  4. http://v3.boldsystems.org/index.php/Taxbrowser_Taxonpage?taxid=676377 for A. leucostola.
  5. Kirti, J. S., K. Chandra, A. Saxena & N. Singh. 2019. Geometrid Moths of India. 296 pp. Nature Books of India, New Delhi. Pg. 92. 

 

 

 

 


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Anonymous. 2021. Abraxas leucostola Hampson, 1893. In Sondhi, S., Y. Sondhi, P. Roy and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Moths of India, v. 2.61. Indian Foundation for Butterflies. http://www.mothsofindia.org/sp/357329/Abraxas-leucostola
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