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Lepidoptera > Noctuoidea > Notodontidae > Pygaerinae > Clostera

Clostera costicomma (Swinhoe, 1892)

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Adult moth observations that have been databased:
West Bengal
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Similiar species:
Clostera Samouelle, 1819 species known from India
Clostera anachoreta anachoreta ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775). Himachal Pradesh 
Clostera costicomma (Swinhoe, 1892).  Jammu & Kashmir, Uttarakhand, Chhattisgarh, Tamil Nadu. Sri Lanka. 
Clostera ferruginea (Moore, 1866). West Bengal (Darjeeling), Tamil Nadu. 
Clostera fulgurita fulgurita (Walker, 1865). NW Himalaya, Nepal, Myanmar, Sri Lanka. 
Clostera mahatma (Bryk, 1949). Himachal Pradesh, Nepal, Bhutan, Myanmar.
Clostera pallida (Walker, 1855). Uttarakhand, NE India. Nepal, Myanmar. 
Clostera restitura (Walker, 1865). Himalayas, peninsular India, Andamans. Nepal, Sri Lanka. 
Clostera transecta (Dudgeon, 1898). Sikkim. Myanmar. 
  1. Ichthyura costicomma Swinhoe, 1892. Catalogue of Eastern and Australian Lepidoptera Heterocera in the Collection of the Oxford University Museum Sphinges and Bombyces, Vol 1,Pg. 301 #1392. Text at
  2. Ichtyura costicomma 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 173, # 317. TL: S.India, Nilgiris. Text at
  3. Seitz, A. (Ed). The Macrolepidoptera of the World, Vol 10, pg. 647 as Pygaera costicomma.
  4. Wytsman, P. , 1970. Genera Insectorum Lepidoptera 217c-219. Pl 11, fig 82. Text at
  5. Schintlmeister, A. & C.L. Fang. 2001. New and less known Notodontidae from mainland China Neue Entomologische Nachrichten band 50: 1-141. Pl XVIII, fig 173. 
  6. Schintlmeister, A., & A. Pinratana. 2007. Moths of Thailand,Volume 5. Notodontidae. Brothers of St. Gabriel in Thailand, Bangkok. 320 pp. + 45 pls. pg 247 #279 & Pl. 39.

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Anonymous. 2022. Clostera costicomma (Swinhoe, 1892). 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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