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Lepidoptera > Pyraloidea > Crambidae > Glaphyriinae > Crocidolomia

Crocidolomia pavonana (Fabricius, 1794) – Cabbage Cluster Caterpillar

Indian and global distribution:
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Adult moth observations that have been databased:
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Similiar species:
Crocidolomia Zeller, 1852 species known from India.
Crocidolomia luteolalis Hampson, 1893
Crocidolomia pavonana (Fabricius, 1794)
Crocidolomia suffusalis (Hampson, 1891)

Males have tuft of hair on forewing in Crocidolomia pavonana and Crocidolomia luteolalis. Crocidolomia suffusalis (Hampson, 1891), the third species from India has a prominent black patch on FW inner margin. 
Chen, N. and Wang, S.X., 2013. Review of the genus Crocidolomia Zeller, 1852 from China (Lepidoptera: Crambidae). SHILAP Revista de lepidopterología, 41(163), pp.357-364. Mentions in a key that pavonana and luteolalis have two discocellular stigma and pavonana is pale yellow while luteolalis is bright ferruginous red.
 
References:
  1. Pyralis pavonana Fabricius, 1794. 275-276. TL: Tamil Nadu, India.
  2. Hampson, G. F. 1896. The Fauna of British India including Ceylon and Burma. Moths, Vol.4. Taylor & Francis, London. Pyralidae 594 p - 287 figs. pg. 372-373 for all three Indian species of Crocidolomia Zeller, 1852. 
  3. Robinson, G.S., K.R.Tuck, M. Shaffer & K. Cook. 1994. The Smaller Moths of South-East Asia. Malaysian Nature Society, Kuala Lumpur. 308 pp., 51 figs., 32 pls. Pl. 29/12. 
  4. Chen, N. and Wang, S.X., 2013. Review of the genus Crocidolomia Zeller, 1852 from China (Lepidoptera: Crambidae). SHILAP Revista de lepidopterología, 41(163), pp.357-364.
  5. http://lepidoptera.butterflyhouse.com.au/ever/pavonana.html
  6. https://www.africanmoths.com/pages/CRAMBIDAE/GLAPHRYIINAE/crocidolomia%20pavonana.htm 
  7. https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/124587-Crocidolomia-pavonana
Crocidolomia binotalis Zeller, 1852 is a synonym of Crocidolomia pavonana.

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Anonymous. 2021. Crocidolomia pavonana (Fabricius, 1794) – Cabbage Cluster Caterpillar. In Sondhi, S., Y. Sondhi, P. Roy and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Moths of India, v. 2.61. Indian Foundation for Butterflies. http://www.mothsofindia.org/sp/358068/Crocidolomia-pavonana
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