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Bocula marginata (Moore, 1882)

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Similiar species:
Bocula Guenée, 1852 species known from the Indian subcontinent
Bocula brunneata Warren, 1912. Khasi Hills, Meghalaya.
Bocula diffisa (Swinhoe, 1890). Nilgiris; Myanmar. 
Bocula erota Swinhoe, 1901. Andaman Is. 
Bocula heliothina Hampson, 1926. Chennai, Tamil Nadu. 
Bocula inconclusa (Walker, 1862). Myanmar.
Bocula macoma (Swinhoe, 1906). Khasi Hills, Meghalaya.
Bocula marginata (Moore, 1882). Darjeeling, West Bengal. 
Bocula mollis Warren, 1912. Khasi Hills, Meghalaya.
Bocula ochrigamma Hampson, 1926. Sri Lanka. 
Bocula orthosiana (Swinhoe, 1885). Mumbai, Maharashtra.
Bocula pallens (Moore, 1882). Kolkatta, West Bengal.
Bocula sejuncta (Walker, 1856). Indian subcontinent.
Bocula undilineata Warren, 1912. Khasi Hills, Meghalaya.
Bocula xanthostola Hampson, 1926. Sri Lanka.

Similar species
Bocula quadrilineata, Bocula bifaria, Bocula tuhanensis, Bocula xanthostola have similar fascies to Bocula marginata with subapically notched black band. All these species are extralimital to India. Bocula tuhanensis is simalar to the Himalayan B. undilineata.
  1. Borsippa marginata Moore, 1882. Descr. New. Indian lepid. Insects Colln. Late Mr. Atkinson: 173. TL: Darjeeling, West Bengal. Text at
  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. 517, # 2543 as Borsippa quadrilineata. Borsippa marginata is listed as its synonym. 
  3. Haruta, T. (Ed.). 1998. Moths of Nepal. Part 5. TINEA. Vol. 15 (Supplement 1). The Japan Heterocerists’ Society, Tokyo.Pg. 67, Pl. 136/21. Listed as Borsippa marginata
  4. Kendrick, R. 2002. Moths (insecta : lepidoptera) of Hong Kong. Plate 35/25.

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Anonymous. 2022. Bocula marginata (Moore, 1882). 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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