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Lepidoptera > Geometroidea > Geometridae > Ennominae > Abraxini > Abraxas

Abraxas spp. – Magpie Moth

Abraxas Leach, 1815 is a large, complex genus comprising more than 50 species in India. With many similar looking species, these are best separated by examining genitalia and/or molecular phlyogeny. 
Indian and global distribution:
records (based on images):
Identification:
Sexual, seasonal & individual variation:
Status, Habitat and Habits:
Adult moth observations that have been databased:
StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Arunachal Pradesh
Assam
Karnataka
Manipur
Meghalaya
Nagaland
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu
Uttarakhand
West Bengal
All states
Similiar species:
List of known Abraxas from India based on Kirti et al 2019..
Abraxas abrasata Warren, 1898. Khasi hills, Meghalaya.
Abraxas adusta Hampson, 1891. Nilgiri district.
Abraxas alpestris Warren, 1893, Sikkim.
Abraxas antipusilla Inoue, 1995. Nepal, Himalaya.
Abraxas capitata Warren, 1894. Himachal Pradesh.
Abraxas diastema Prout, 1926. Assam.
Abraxas disrupta Warren, 1894. Khasi Hills.
Abraxas ditritaria Walker, 1862. South India.
Abraxas elaioides Wehrli, 1931. Punjab, Shimla.
Abraxas etridoides Hampson, 1895. Palni Hills, Kodaikanal.
Abraxas fasciaria (Guerin-Meneville, 1843). Nilgiri Mountains.
Abraxas fuscescens Butler, 1886. Western India, Nilgiri.
Abraxas germana Swinhoe, 1891. Nilgiri Hills.
Abraxas gunsana Inoue, 1970. Nepal, Himalaya.
Abraxas harutai Inoue,1970, Nepal, Himalaya. 
Abraxas illuminata Warren, 1894. Darjeeling, West Bengal.
Abraxas intermedia Warren, 1888. Khasi Hills, Andaman and Nicobar Is. 
Abraxas irrorata Moore, 1867. Darjeeling, Sikkim.
Abraxas irrula Hampson, 1891. Nilgiri district.
Abraxas kanoi Inoue, 1970
Abraxas labraria Guenée, 1858
Abraxas latizonata Hampson, 1907. Taravancore, Pirmad.
Abraxas leopardina (Kollar, 1844). Himalayas, Mussoorie. 
Abraxas leucostola Hampson, [1893]
Abraxas leucostola argyrosticta Hampson, 1907. Madras, Shevaroy Hills, Tamil Nadu. 
Abraxas luteolaria Swinhoe, 1890. Nilgiri Hills.
Abraxas martaria Guenée, [1858]. Northern India.
Abraxas metamorpha metamorpha Warren, 1893. Sikkim.
Abraxas metamorpha conferta Swinhoe, 1893. India.
Abraxas nigrivena Warren, 1893
Abraxas neomartaria Inoue, 1970. Nepal Himalaya, India: Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh.
Abraxas neopoliaria Kirti & Saxena, 2019 sp. nov.
Abraxas neosylvata Kirti & Saxena, 2019 sp. nov.
Abraxas nepalensis Inoue, 1970. Nepal Himalaya, Godavari (Sanyal et.al.,2017 reported its distribution from India Himalaya.
Abraxas nigrivena Warren, 1893. India: Sikkim
Abraxas notata Warren, 1894. Nilgiris
Abraxas ostrina Swinhoe, 1890. Nilgiri Hills
Abraxas panhalensis Kirti & Saxena, 2019 sp. nov.
Abraxas paucinotata Warren, 1894. Khasi Hills, Meghalaya, Darjeeling, West Bengal. 
Abraxas peregrina Inoue, 1995. Nepal: Godavari (Sanyal et al., 2017 reported from India Himalaya).
Abraxas picaria Moore, 1868. Darjeeling, Sikkim.
Abraxas poliaria poliaria Swinhoe, 1890. Nilgiri Hills.
Abraxas poliaria fumicolor Warren, 1898. Nilgiris, Ooty.
Abraxas poliostrota Hampson, 1907. Madras, Palni Hills.
Abraxas prosthetocneca Prout, 1925. South India: Madura district.
Abraxas pseudofasciaria Kirti & Saxena
Abraxas punctifera Walker, 1864
Abraxas pusilla Butler, 1880. Darjeeling, West Bengal. 
Abraxas sinimartaria Wehrli, 1935. Sikkim.
Abraxas sordida Hampson, 1893
Abraxas sublepida Inoue, 1995. Nepal; Indian Himalaya.
Abraxas superpicaria Inoue, 1970. Nepal; Indian Himalaya.
Abraxas sylvata (Scopoli, 1763). Assam, Sikkim, Nilgiris.
Abraxas symmetrica Warren, 1894. Khasi Hills, Meghalaya.
Abraxas tenuisuffusa Inoue, 1984. Indian Himalayas.
Abraxas todara Swinhoe, 1890. Nilgiris.
Abraxas triseriaria Herrich-Schäffer, 1855
Abraxas triseriata Warren, 1893. Sikkim.
Abraxas virginalis Butler, 1886. Kashmir, Assam.
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Anonymous. 2022. Abraxas spp. – Magpie Moth. In Sondhi, S., Y. Sondhi, P. Roy and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Moths of India, v. 3.30. Indian Foundation for Butterflies. http://www.mothsofindia.org/sp/357397/Abraxas-spp.
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