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Lepidoptera > Zygaenoidea > Limacodidae > Limacodinae > Cheromettia

Cheromettia apicata (Moore, 1879)

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Adult moth observations that have been databased:
Arunachal Pradesh
Madhya Pradesh
All states
Similiar species:
Cheromettia Moore, 1883 species known from India
Cheromettia apicata (Moore, 1879)
Cheromettia ferruginea (Moore, 1877)
Cheromettia lohor (Moore, 1859)

Cheromettia laleana (Moore, 1859). Considered a synonym of apicata by Lepindex and Solovyev (2009), but this needs to be investigated. 
  1. Belippa apicata Moore, 1879. Lep. Atkinson. 75. TL: Darjeeling. Text at
  2. Dudgeon, G. C. (1900-1901). A catalogue of the Heterocera of Sikhim and Bhutan Journal of Bombay Natural History Society 13:258-269. Text at Descriptions of laleana, apicata & lohor in above paper.
  3. Haruta, T. (Ed.). 1993. Moths of Nepal. Part 2. TINEA. Vol. 13 (Supplement 3). The Japan Heterocerists’ Society, Tokyo.Pl. 39/1/2 for male and female.  
Notes: The genus, Cheromettia Moore, 1883, is sexually dimorphic, with males being largely dark chestnut or dark brown. Females are largely chestnut brown. Antennae of male is 1/3 bipectinnate; antennae of female is ciliate. The members of this genus are best separated by examining specimens and/or genitalia. The shape, colour and marking of the hindwings provide clues to their identity. Both sexes of Cheromettia apicata (Moore, 1879) and Cheromettia ferruginea (Moore, 1877) are doubtfully separated by examining photographs.

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Anonymous. 2022. Cheromettia apicata (Moore, 1879). 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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