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Mudaria leprosticta (Hampson, 1907)

Best separated from Mudaria major (Warren, 1914) by male genitalia.
Indian and global distribution:
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Sexual, seasonal & individual variation:
Status, Habitat and Habits:
Adult moth observations that have been databased:
Tamil Nadu
All states
Similiar species:
Mudaria Moore, 1893 species known from the Indian subcontinent
Mudaria albonotata (Hampson, 1893). Sri Lanka
Mudaria cornifrons Moore, 1893. E. Himalaya.
Mudaria fisherae Prout, 1928. Sri Lanka. 
Mudaria leprosa (Hampson, 1898). Khasi Hills, Meghalaya. 
Mudaria leprosticta (Hampson, 1907). India; Sri Lanka.
Mudaria major (Warren, 1914). E. Himalaya, S. India. 
Mudaria turbata (Walker, 1858). NE Himalaya.

Mudaria major (Warren, 1914) (Himalayas, S. India) and Mudaria minor (EL) are very similar species. 
Plagideicta leprosticta major Warren, 1914, Gross-Schmett. Erde., 11:339. 
Seitz, A. Macro. Lep. Vol. 11, Pg. 339, Pl. 30a.  
MOB, Vol. 12, Pl. 6/1 for female. 
Barlow, 1982 Pg. 228-231, Taxonomic note 61 on Mudaria
Barlow mentions that leprosticta is similar in size and facies to minor but forewing costal and apical patches separated by 1 mm without a small white dot intervening. 
Separating major and leprosticta. Mudaria major was described as a subspecies of leprosticta from Khasi Hills. Seitz states the following differences in the OD:
Mudaria major is larger in size, the sub-basal spot is more tree-shaped, the mid-costal white blotch is rounded, rather than oblong. These differences need validation and the two species are best separated by male genitalia. 

Das et al. 2020 lists Mudaria major and Mudaria leprosticta from the Western Ghats. 
  1. Euplexia leprosticta Hampson, 1907; J. Bombay nat. Hist. Soc. 17 (2): 469; TL: Ceylon, Matele. Text at
  2. Hypoperigea leprosticta Hampson, 1909, Cat. Lepid. Phalaenae Br. Mus. 8: 423, pl. 133, f. 9. Text at Plate at (female). 
  3. Sondhi, Y., S. Sondhi, S. R. Pathour, & K. Kunte. 2018. Moth diversity (Lepidoptera: Heterocera) of Shendurney and Ponmudi in Agastyamalai Biosphere Reserve, Kerala, India, with notes on new records. Tropical Lepidoptera Research, 28(2).
  4. Das, A., Mazumder, A., Pathania, P. C. and Singh, N., 2020. Insecta: Lepidoptera (Moths). In: Faunal Diversity of Biogeographic Zones of India: Western Ghats: 535-569 (Published by the Director, Zool. Surv. India, Kolkata). 

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Anonymous. 2022. Mudaria leprosticta (Hampson, 1907). 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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