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Simplicia bimarginata (Walker, [1864])

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Simplicia species with a broad pale marginal band on forewing are: schaldusalis, mistacalis, griseolimbalis (EL), moorei, bimarginata. 
Simplicia species lacking pale broad marginal band on forewing are: cornicalis, robustalis, xanthoma, niphona, concisalis, discosticta, murinalis. 

Simplicia Guenée, 1854 species known from the Indian subcontinent. 
Simplicia bimarginata (Walker, [1864]). India; Sri Lanka. 
Simplicia concisalis (Walker, [1866]). Indo-China. 
Simplicia cornicalis (Fabricius, 1794). Indo-China. India: Mumbai, Kolkatta. 
Simplicia mistacalis (Guenée, 1854). Central India, West Bengal. 
Simplicia moorei Swinhoe, 1919. India; Sri Lanka. 
Simplicia murinalis (Moore, 1867). India: West Bengal. 
Simplicia niphona (Butler, 1878). “India”. 
Simplicia xanthoma Prout, 1928. Nepal; India. 
Simplicia discosticta (Hampson, 1912). Sri Lanka. 
Simplicia robustalis (Guenée, 1854). C. India. 
Simplicia turpatalis (Walker, [1859]). Sri Lanka. 
Simplicia zanclonathalis (Strand, 1920). India: Khasi Hills, Meghalaya.
Simplicia schaldusalis Walker, [1859]. India
Simplicia marginata Moore, 1882 is treated as a synonym for Simplicia mistacalis (Guenée, 1854).

  1. Culicula bimarginata Walker, [1863], 1864; J. Proc. Linn. Soc. (Zool.) 7: 178.
  2. Kirti, J.S., Singh, N. and Singh, H., 2017. Eight new records of family Erebidae (Lepidoptera: Noctuoidea) from India. Journal of Threatened Taxa, 9(7), pp.10480-10486.
  3. Kononenko, V. S. & A. Pinratana. 2005. Moths of Thailand, Volume 3: Noctuidae. An Illustrated Catalogue of the Noctuidae (Lepidoptera) in Thailand: Part 1: Herminiinae, Rivulinae, Hypeninae, Catocalinae, Aganainae, Euteliinae, Stictopterinae, Plusiinae, Pantheinae, Acronictinae and Agaristinae. Brothers of St. Gabriel in Thailand, Bangkok. 261 pp. + 45 pls. Pl. 1/35-36.
  6.  [accessed 03 May 2021]
Note: Simplicia moorei and Simplicia marginata are junior synonyms.

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Anonymous. 2022. Simplicia bimarginata (Walker, [1864]). In Sondhi, S., Y. Sondhi, P. Roy and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Moths of India, v. 3.30. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.
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