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Lepidoptera > Noctuoidea > Erebidae > Erebinae > Pericymini > Pericyma

Pericyma glaucinans (Guenée, 1852)

Indian and global distribution:
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Identification:
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Adult moth observations that have been databased:
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Similiar species:
Pericyma Herrich-Schäffer, [1851] species from India. Most of the species display polymorphism. 
Pericyma albidens (Walker, 1865) (Moepa). S. India. 
Pericyma cruegeri (Butler, 1886) (Homoptera). India.
Pericyma detersa (Walker, 1865) (Homoptera). N India. 
Pericyma glaucinans (Guenée, 1852) (Alamis). India, Bangladesh.
Pericyma umbrina (Guenée, 1852) (Alamis). India.  

Separating Pericyma glaucinans and Pericyma albidens
From images on Bold Systems and the descriptions in FBI, Hampson, Vol. 2 and MON Part 3, the post-medial line in Pericyma glaucinans is incurved beyond cell, and then oblique to inner margin. In Pericyma albidens, the postmedial line is more or less straight, with a small kink at v.4. In Pericyma albidens, the medial black line, curves in to costa, while in Pericyma glaucinans, it is largely parallel to the postmedial. One of the brown forms of Pericyma creugeri is also similar. 
http://v3.boldsystems.org/index.php/Taxbrowser_Taxonpage?taxid=490066 [accessed 15 May 2021] [accessed 15 May 2021] for albidens.
http://v3.boldsystems.org/index.php/Taxbrowser_Taxonpage?taxid=267193 [accessed 15 May 2021] [accessed 15 May 2021] for glaucinans.
References:
  1. OD: Alamis glaucinans Guenée, 1852. Hist. nat. Ins., Spec. gén. Lépid. 7 (Noct. 3): 6
  2. Hampson, G. F. 1894. The Fauna of British India including Ceylon and Burma. Moths, Vol. 2. Taylor & Francis, London. Arctiidae, Agrostidae, Noctuidae 609 p - 325 figs. Pg. 475, #2444 as Homoptera glaucinans.
  3. Haruta, T. (Ed.). 1994. Moths of Nepal. Part 3. TINEA. Vol. 14 (Supplement 1). The Japan Heterocerists’ Society, Tokyo. Pl 87/21.
  4. Alamis ligilla Guenée, 1852. Hist. nat. Ins., Spec. gén. Lépid. 7 (Noct. 3): 6; TL: Java
  5. Homoptera infligens Walker, [1858]. List Spec. Lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. 13: 1068; TL: North Hindostan
  6. Homoptera solita Walker, [1858]. List Spec. Lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. 13: 1068; TL: Hindostan
  7. Homoptera antica Walker, 1865. List Spec. Lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. 33: 887; TL: South Hindostan
  8. Hypogramma validula Walker, 1865. List Spec. Lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. 33: 893; TL: Punjab
  9. Hampson, G. F. 1893. Illustration of typical specimens of Lepidoptera Heterocera in the Collection of the British Museum Part IX, pg 109 & Pl 165 figs 1,7 & 15 as Dugaria glaucinans.
  10. http://v3.boldsystems.org/index.php/Taxbrowser_Taxonpage?taxid=267193 [accessed 14 May 2021]

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Anonymous. 2021. Pericyma glaucinans (Guenée, 1852). 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/357708/Pericyma-glaucinans
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