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Lepidoptera > Noctuoidea > Erebidae > Lymantriinae > Lymantriinae incertae sedis > Himala

Himala ochripes (Moore, 1879)

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Similiar species:
Leucoma Hübner, 1822 species from India.
Leucoma clara (Walker, 1865) (Redoa). Sikkim. 
Leucoma cryptadia Collenette, 1938. Sri Lanka. 
Leucoma cygna (Moore, 1877) (Caviria). Andamans, Nilgiris, Sri Lanka. 
Leucoma ochripes (Moore, 1879) (Stilpnotia). Himalaya. Now Himala ochripes (Walker, 1865). 
Leucoma sericea (Moore, 1879) (Stilpnotia). Sikkim, Nagaland, India.

Leucoma cygna has abdomen fulvous.
Leucoma sericea has palpi and inner sides of forelegs, black.

Similar species is Leucoma clara (Walker, 1865)
Redoa clara Walker, 1865. List Spec. Lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. 32: 343; TL: Hindostan. Text at https://archive.org/details/listofspecimenso3132brit/page/343/mode/1up?view=theater 
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. 490, # 1119. Listed as Caviria clara. 
http://v3.boldsystems.org/index.php/Taxbrowser_Taxonpage?taxid=406379  [accessed 10 January 2022] [accessed 05 June 2021]
 
References:
  1. OD: Stilpnotia ochripes Moore, 1879. Descr. Indian lep. Atkinson (1): 45; TL: Darjeeling. Text at https://archive.org/details/descriptionsofne00hewi/page/45/mode/1up?view=theater
  2. 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. 490, # 1121 as Caviria ochripes
  3. Caviria ochripes; Collenette, 1932, Novit. Zool. 38: 57; Collenette, 1934, Novit. Zool. 39: 139. Text at https://archive.org/details/novitateszoologi39lond/page/139/mode/1up?view=theater
  4. Leucoma niveata Walker sensu Holloway, 1976: 43
  5. Bali, G.P.K., Kaleka, A.S. and Singh, D., 2021. A new combination of a tussock moth species under Genus Himala Moore (Lepidoptera: Erebidae: Lymantriinae) and its range extension. Records of the Zoological Survey of India, 120(4), pp.357-362. For generic placement. 
  6. http://www.mothsofborneo.com/part-5/leucomini/leucomini_1_2.php
Note: Species identity changes from Leucoma clara (Walker, 1865) to Himala ochripes (Moore, 1879), based on inputs by Jahir Rayhan (pers. comm.) and generic placement updated based on Bali et al. 2020. Himala ochripes is separated from Leucoma clara by the following: Himala ochripes has more rounded forewings, male lacks the raised bands of scales present in clara, antennae coloration in clara is orange legs and antennae, which are concolorous (antennae are paler brown in ochripes). Comparing male genitalia is the best way of separating these species.

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Anonymous. 2022. Himala ochripes (Moore, 1879). In Sondhi, S., Y. Sondhi, P. Roy and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Moths of India, v. 3.30. Indian Foundation for Butterflies. http://www.mothsofindia.org/sp/357792/Himala-ochripes
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