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Pericyma albidens (Walker, 1865)

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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. On of the brown forms of Pericyma creugeri is also similar. 
  1. Moepa albidens Walker, 1865; List Spec. Lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. 33: 916; TL: South Hindostan. Text at
  2. Haruta, T. (Ed.). 1994. Moths of Nepal. Part 3. TINEA. Vol. 14 (Supplement 1). The Japan Heterocerists’ Society, Tokyo.Pl. 87/22. 
  3. 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. 476, # 2445 as Homoptera albidens
  4. [accessed 14 May 2021] for albidens.

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Anonymous. 2022. Pericyma albidens (Walker, 1865). 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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