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Lepidoptera > Noctuoidea > Erebidae > Lymantriinae > Lymantriini > Lymantria

Lymantria lepcha (Moore, 1879)

Indian and global distribution:
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Identification:
Sexual, seasonal & individual variation:
Status, Habitat and Habits:
Adult moth observations that have been databased:
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Arunachal Pradesh
Meghalaya
Sikkim
All states
Similiar species:
List of Lymantria Hübner, [1819] species in India based on Schintlmeister, 2004 and Pogue, 2007
South and West India and Sri Lanka.
Lymantria detersa Walker, 1865. S. & W. India. 
Lymantria fuliginosa Moore, 1883. W. & S. India, Sri Lanka. 
Lymantria todara Moore, 1879. S. India, Sri Lanka. Sister species of L. similis
Lymantria grandis Walker, 1855. S India, Sri Lanka
Lymantria ampla (Walker, 1855). S. India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka. 
Lymantria aryama Moore, 1859. S. India, Nepal.
Lymantria subrosea subrosea Swinhoe, 1903. Tamil Nadu, Kerala.
Lymantria nussi Schintlmeister, 2004. S. India.
Lymantria kanara Collenette, 1951. S. India.
 
NW Himalaya & Nepal 
Lymantria incerta Walker, 1855. NW India. 
Lymantria obfuscata Walker, 1865. NW India. 
Lymantria moesta Swinhoe, 1903 NW India, Nepal. 
Lymantra serva Fabricius, 1793. NW. India, Nepal. 
Lymantria sobrina sobrina Moore, 1879. NW India.
Lymantria maxfischeri Schintlmeister, 2004. Nepal.
Lymantria liedgensi Schintlmeister, 2004. Uttarakhand.
Lymantria schnitzleri Schintlmeister, 2004. Nepal.
Lymantria semicincta (Walker, 1855). NW. Himalaya.
 
E. Himalaya 
Lymantria obsoleta obsoleta Walker, 1855. NE India. 
Lymantria similis Moore, 1879. Bhutan, NE India. 
Lymantria bivittata bivittata Moore, 1879. C. & E. Himalaya, NE India, Andamans.
Lymantria brotea lepcha Moore, 1879. E. Himalaya.
Lymantria iris Strand, 1911, formerly ssp of obsoleta. NE India (Meghalaya)
Lymantria grisea grisea Moore, 1879. NE India.
Lymantria subrosea singapura Schintlmeister, 2004. NE India. 

Himalaya
Lymantria marginata Walker, 1855. Himalaya, NE India, Bangladesh. 
Lymantria concolor concolor Walker, 1855. N. India, Bangladesh.
Lymantria mathura Moore, 1866. Himalaya, NE India.
Lymantria albolunulata Moore, 1879. Himalaya.
Lymantria costalis Walker, 1865. Sri Lanka, “India”. 
 
Andamans only
Lymantria grigorievi Schintlmeister, 2004. Andamans.
Lymantria brotea rudloffi Schintlmeister, 2004. Andamans.
Lymantria swetlanae Schintlmeister, 2004. Andamans.
Lymantria siniaevi Schintlmeister, 2004. Andamans.
Lymantria sublunata thomasi Schintlmeister, 2004. Sikkim, Andamans.
References:
  1. OD: Porthetria lepcha Moore, 1879; Descr. Indian lep. Atkinson (1): 54; TL: Sikkim (Male ). Text at http://archive.org/stream/descriptionsofne00hewi#page/54/mode/1up.  [accessed 21 April 2021]
  2. Barhona carneola Moore, 1879; Descr. Indian lep. Atkinson (1): 56 (Female ). Text at http://archive.org/stream/descriptionsofne00hewi#page/56/mode/1up [accessed 21 April 2021]
  3. Hampson, G. F. [1893]. The Fauna of British India including Ceylon and Burma. Moths, Vol. 1. Taylor & Francis, London. Pp. xxiii + 527. Saturniidae to Hypsidae 527 p - 333 fig.pg 465.
  4. Haruta, T. (Ed.). 1995. Moths of Nepal. Part 4. TINEA. Vol. 14 (Supplement 2). The Japan Heterocerists’ Society, Tokyo. Pl 106/11.
  5. Schintlmeister, A. 2004. The Taxonomy of the genus Lymantria HÜBNER [1819] (Lepidoptera: Lymantriidae). 1- 248. Quadrifina 7. Pg. 36. Fig. 12, 138-140; 144, 244. 
  6. http://www.mothsofborneo.com/part-5/lymantriini/lymantriini_1_2.php [accessed 21 April 2021]
  7. http://www.jpmoth.org/~dmoth/Digital_Moths_of_Asia/90_NOCTUOIDEA/02_EREBIDAE/01_LYMANTRIINAE/01_Lymantria/Lymantria%20lepcha/Lymantria%20lepcha.htm [accessed 21 April 2021]
Schintlmeister (2004) states that Lymantria lepcha is a subspecies of Lymantria brotea as Lymantria brotea lepcha, but most other publications treat L. lepcha as a separate species.

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Anonymous. 2021. Lymantria lepcha (Moore, 1879) . 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/357643/Lymantria-lepcha
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