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Herdonia thaiensis Inoue, 1993

Indian and global distribution:
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Adult moth observations that have been databased:
Tamil Nadu
All states
Similiar species:

Herdonia Walker, 1859 species known from India
Herdonia approximata Inoue, 1993
Herdonia gigantea Inoue, 1993
Herdonia osacesalis Walker, 1859
Herdonia thaiensis Inoue, 1993

Herdonia osacesalis Walker, 1859: Antennae laminate (Figure 46, 47, Inoue, 1993). Abdomen white, terminal half faintly red-brown, red-brown basal band.

Herdonia thaiensis Inoue, 1993: Macular sub-marginal band on FW is more prominent. Strong projections of macular band near apex and near tornus. Pale area on HW outside submarginal lines weakly striated with blackish brown. 

Herdonia gigantea Inoue, 1993: FW with double blackish costal bars below apex. HW sub-basal band pinched or angled in the middle. Large size. Whitish at FW apex. Four black lines on subterminal band on HW. 

All three species at: 

Haruta, T. (Ed.). 1998. Moths of Nepal. Part 5. TINEA. Vol. 15 (Supplement 1). The Japan Heterocerists’ Society, Tokyo. Pl 139. 

Herdonia approximata Inoue, 1993. Chandra et al. 2019.Pl. 48.3. 

  1. Herdonia thaiensis Inoue, H., 1993. A revision of the genus Herdonia Walker (Lepidoptera : Thyrididae, Siculodinae). Tyô to Ga, 44 (3): 127–151. 
  2. Shashank, P.R., 2016. Report on the genus Herdonia Walker (Lepidoptera: Thyrididae) in Karnataka Western Ghats, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa, 8(2), pp.8531-8532.
  3. Sondhi, Y., S. Sondhi, S. R. Pathour, & K. Kunte. 2018. Moth diversity (Lepidoptera: Heterocera) of Shendurney and Ponmudi in Agastyamalai Biosphere Reserve, Kerala, India, with notes on new records. Tropical Lepidoptera Research, 28(2). Image 274. 


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Anonymous. 2021. Herdonia thaiensis Inoue, 1993. 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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