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Lepidoptera > Zygaenoidea > Zygaenidae > Chalcosiinae > Cyclosia

Cyclosia latipennis (Hampson, 1891)

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  1. Pintia latipennis Hampson, 1891. Ill. Typ. Heterocera Brit. Mus. 8:45. Pl. 139/22. Text at Plate at for male
  2. Epyrgis australindia Hampson, 1891. Ill. Typ. Heterocera Brit. Mus. 8:45. Text at for female.
  3. Yen, S.H., Efetov, K.A., Tremewan, W.G. and Tarmann, G.M., 2003. Phylogeny and systematics of the major lineages of Chalcosiine sl (Zygaenidae sl): preliminary observations on morphological characters. In: Efetov KA,
  4. Tremewan WG. Tarmann GM, eds. Proceedings of the 7th International Symposium on Zygaenidae Innsbruck 4–8 September, 2000. Simferopol: Crimean State Medical University Press, 293–348
  Updated on 17 October 2020. Previously treated as Cyclosia papilionaris autralinda for the south Indian population. However, as mentioned by Yen at al 2003, and further confirmed by the different larva for C. papilionaris and C. latipennis, on this website, Cyclosia latipennis needs to be treated as a separate species. 


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Cite this page along with its URL as:
Nair, V. P. 2021. Cyclosia latipennis (Hampson, 1891). 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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