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Lepidoptera > Geometroidea > Geometridae > Ennominae > Ennominae incertae sedis > Xenoplia

Xenoplia foraria (Guenée, [1858])

Indian and global distribution:
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Sexual, seasonal & individual variation:
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Adult moth observations that have been databased:
Arunachal Pradesh
All states
Similiar species:
Antipercnia belluaria (Guenée, [1858])

Antipercnia belluaria has antennae of male minutely serrate and fasciculate. Forewing more elongate,distinctly visible when seen together. Forewings are not pale white, but suffused with more grey. Wingspan: 72 mm.

Xenoplia foraria has antennae of male with short stiff branches. Forewings are paler white. Many individuals of foraria have rufous markings on the abdomen, which belluaria seem to lack (pers. obs. SS). Wingspan: 48-56 mm. 

Smaller size, paler white, forewing shape and antennal pectinnations of male are the best way to separate foraria from belluaria
  1. Percnia foraria Guenée, 1857; Hist. nat. Ins., Spec. gén. Lépid. 10: 217. TL: :”India”. Text at
  2. Hampson, G. F. 1895. The Fauna of British India including Ceylon and Burma. Moths, Vol.3. Taylor & Francis, London. Noctuidae (cont.) to Geometridae 546 p - 226 figs. Pg. 307, # 3544. 

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Anonymous. 2022. Xenoplia foraria (Guenée, [1858]). 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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