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Pachyodes ornataria Moore, 1888

Indian and global distribution:
records (based on images):
Sexual, seasonal & individual variation:
Status, Habitat and Habits:
Adult moth observations that have been databased:
Arunachal Pradesh
All states
Similiar species:
Pachyodes Guenée [1858] species known from India.  
Pachyodes haemataria (Herrich-Schäffer, [1854])
Pachyodes ornataria Moore, 1888

Separating Pachyodes haemataria and Pachyodes ornataria
Forewing upperside: basal lines are closer together in ornataria, resulting in a narrower olive band compared to haemataria. Hindwing upperside: cell streak smaller in ornataria, sometimes red to reddish-black. In haemataria, the long cell streak is prominent, black and straight. Underside: Pachyodes ornataria has diffused blackish-brown markings near the base of both wings, which haemataria lacks. On the forewing underside, ornataria lacks the prominent black mid-cell and postdiscal spots present in haemataria. On the hindwing underside, ornataria has a black discal spot (somewhat diffused), which haemataria lacks. 

List of Pachyodes known from India based on Kirti et al. (2019).
Pachyodes apicalis apicalis (Moore, 1888). India: Darjeeling, West Bengal.
Pachyodes costistrigaria (Moore, 1868). India: Bengal.
Pachyodes haemataria (Herrich-Schäffer, [1854]). India: Central India.
Pachyodes leopardinata (Moore, 1868). India: Bengal.
Pachyodes molleri (Warren 1893). India: Sikkim.
Pachyodes ornataria Moore, 1888. India: Darjeeling, West Bengal, Cherrapunji, Meghalaya.
Pachyodes pictaria Moore, 1888. India: Darjeeling, West Bengal.
Pachyodes pratti (Prout, 1927). India: Tinsukhia, Assam.
Pachyodes varicoloraria (Moore, 1868). India: Bengal. 
  1. OD: Pachyodes ornataria Moore, 1888. Descriptions of new Indian lepidopterous insects from the collection of the late Mr. W.S. Atkinson (3): 249. Darjeeling, West Bengal and Cherrapunji, Meghalaya. Text at
  2. Hampson, G. F. 1895. The Fauna of British India including Ceylon and Burma. Moths, Vol.3. Taylor & Francis, London. Noctuidae (cont.) to Geometridae 546 p - 226 figs.Pg. 476, #4014 as Pseudoterpna ornataria
  3. Haruta, T. (Ed.). 1992. Moths of Nepal. Part 1. TINEA. Vol. 13 (Supplement 2). The Japan Heterocerists’ Society, Tokyo. Plate 2/15. 
  4. Sondhi, S. Karmakar, T., Sondhi, Y. & K. Kunte. 2021. Moths of Tale Wildlife Sanctuary, Arunachal Pradesh, India with seventeen additions to the moth fauna of India (Lepidoptera: Heterocera). Tropical Lepidoptera Research 31(Supplement 2): 1-53. DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.5062572.Image 392. 

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Anonymous. 2022. Pachyodes ornataria Moore, 1888. 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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