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Lepidoptera > Noctuoidea > Nolidae > Chloephorinae > Ariolicini > Gabala

Gabala argentata Butler, 1878

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Similiar species:
Gabala polyspilalis Walker, [1866] 
Separating Gabala argentata and Gabala polyspilalis based on Roger Kendrick comments on iNaturalist. 
My notes: Gabala polyspilalis has a large quadrate spot as part of the medial band and the sub-costal white spots are larger; in Gabala argentata, this spot is usually triangular with a white trailing edge or tail which loops around the cell spot; the sub-costal white spots are usually smaller. The FW cilia in Gabala polyspilalis has has a brown spot, mid termen, and the wing is slight indented at the same spot. In argentata, the termen is smoothly rounded and this brown spot is absent on the cilia. 
 


References:
  1. Gabala argentata Butler, 1878. Ill. Het. Brit. Mus. 2:56, pl. 39/3; TL: Japan, Yokohama
  2. Kononenko, V. S. & A. Pinratana. 2013. Moths of Thailand, Volume 3: Noctuoidea Part 2: Addendum to Vol. 3, Part 1, Families Erebidae, Nolidae, Euteliidae, Noctuidae and Checklist. Brothers of St. Gabriel in Thailand, Bangkok. 625 pp. + 55 pls. Plate 30/30-31.
  3. http://www.jpmoth.org/~dmoth/78_Nolidae/02_Chloephorinae/4007_Gabala_argentata/Gabala_argentata.htm [accessed 12 February 2021]
  4. https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/319457-Gabala-argentata
 

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Anonymous. 2021. Gabala argentata Butler, 1878. In Sondhi, S., Y. Sondhi, P. Roy and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Moths of India, v. 2.61. Indian Foundation for Butterflies. http://www.mothsofindia.org/sp/357587/Gabala-argentata
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