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Pilocrocis milvinalis (Swinhoe, [1886])

Omiodes barcalis (Walker, 1856) is an extralimital similar species. See notes in Similar species. 
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Omiodes barcalis (Walker, 1856)

Botys barcalis Walker, 1859. Cat. Lep. 1001. TL: Borneo. Text at [accessed 06 September 2020] list both O. barcalis and P. milvinalis as valid species. 

For now, we will treat the Indian population of this species as Pilocrocis milvinalis (Swinhoe, 1885) and the Bornean population of this species as Omiodes barcalis (Walker, 1859), pending further investigation.

For a discussion on the issues with this taxa, see link below:

  1. OD: Deba milvinalis Swinhoe, C. 1886: On the Lepidoptera of Bombay and the Deccan. Part IV. Heterocera (continued). Proceedings of the General Meetings for Scientific Business of the Zoological Society of London 1885 (4): 852–886, pls 56–57. TL: Pune, Maharashtra. Text at 
  2. Hampson, G. F. 1896. The Fauna of British India including Ceylon and Burma. Moths, Vol. 4. Taylor & Francis, London. Pyralidae 594 p - 287 figs. Pg. 313, # 4912. Listed as Nacoleia barcalis. 
  3. Sondhi, Y. & S. Sondhi. 2016. A partial checklist of moths (Lepidoptera) of Dehradun, Mussoorie and Devalsari in Garhwal, Uttarakhand, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa 8(5): 8756–8776; Image 227. As Pilocrocis barcalis
  4. Haruta, T. (Ed.). 1998. Moths of Nepal. Part 5. TINEA. Vol. 15 (Supplement 1). The Japan Heterocerists’ Society, Tokyo. Pl. 142/29 as Pilocrocis barcalis.



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Anonymous. 2021. Pilocrocis milvinalis (Swinhoe, [1886]). 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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