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Oenospila flavifusata (Walker, 1861)

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Oenospila strix Butler, 1889 has a very large brown patch on HW costa. [accessed 22 September 2020]
Geometrinae of China, Fauna Sinica Plate XVIII image 18 & 19 for flavifusata and strix respectively.

Oenospila sacculstrix Kirti, Goyal & Kaur 2012 described from Agumbe (Kirti et al. 2012) is considered as nomen nudum by Plotkin & Kawahara (2020). 

  1. OD: Thalera flavifusata Walker, 1861. List Specimens lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. 22: 596. Text at
  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 508 #4110 as Thalassodes flavifusata
  3. Seitz, A. (Ed.) 1920. Macro Lep. 12, pg. 109, Pl. 13e. 
  4. Han, H. and Xue, D., 2011. Fauna Sinica (Insecta Vol. 54. Lepidoptera, Geometridae, Geometrinae). Plate XVIII image 17 & 18 for flavifusata and strix.
  5. Kirti, J.S., Goyal, T. and Kaur, M. 2012. An inventory of family Geometridae (Lepidoptera) from Western Ghats of India. Journal of Entomological Research, 36(1), pp.83-94.
  6. Murillo-Ramos, L., Brehm, G., Sihvonen, P., Hausmann, A., Holm, S., Ghanavi, H.R., Õunap, E., Truuverk, A., Staude, H., Friedrich, E. and Tammaru, T., 2019. A comprehensive molecular phylogeny of Geometridae (Lepidoptera) with a focus on enigmatic small subfamilies. PeerJ, 7, p.e7386. For tribal placement in Hemitheini. 
  7. Plotkin, D. and Kawahara, A.Y. 2020. Review of recent taxonomic changes to the emerald moths (Lepidoptera: Geometridae: Geometrinae). Biodiversity data journal, 8.
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Anonymous. 2022. Oenospila flavifusata (Walker, 1861). 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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