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Lepidoptera > Noctuoidea > Erebidae > Lymantriinae > Nygmiini > Nygmia

Nygmia icilia (Stoll, [1790])

Indian and global distribution:
records (based on images):
Sexual, seasonal & individual variation:

Female has grey bands of forewing; male has orange bands. 

Status, Habitat and Habits:
Adult moth observations that have been databased:
Madhya Pradesh
All states
Similiar species:
Nygmia Hübner, [1820] species from Indian subcontinent.
Nygmia icilia (Stoll, [1790]). India; Sri Lanka.
Nygmia marginata (Moore, 1879). West Bengal; Nepal. 
Nygmia plana (Walker, 1856). Himalayas, Andamans; Nepal.
Nygmia staudingeri (Leech, [1889]). Arunachal Pradesh. 
Nygmia uniformis (Moore, 1879). West Bengal; Nepal.
  1. Phalaena icilia Stoll, [1790]. Aanhangsel Werk, Uitl. Kapellen (2-5): 158, 183, pl. 35, f. 5; TL: Coromandel coast, Tranquebar. Text (German) at Plate at
  2. Hampson, G. F. [1893]. 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. 479, # 1084 as Euproctis icilia
  3. Wang, Wahlberg, Holloway, Bergsten, Fan, Janzen, Hallwachs, Wen, Wang & Nylin, 2015. Molecular phylogeny of Lymantriinae (Lepidoptera, Noctuoidea, Erebidae) inferred from eight gene regions Cladistics 31 (6) : 579-592. For tribal placement. 
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Anonymous. 2022. Nygmia icilia (Stoll, [1790]). 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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