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Lepidoptera > Noctuoidea > Erebidae > Lymantriinae > Lymantriini > Lymantria

Lymantria grandis Walker, 1855

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Other members of the subgenus Nyctria, represented in India by L. mathura (throughout the Himalaya and NE India) and by L. grandis (South India and Sri. Lanka). A similiar species L. murzini also occurs in N. Myanmar (Schintlmeister, 2004).

List of Lymantria Hübner, [1819] species in India based on Schintlmeister, 2004 and Pogue, 2007
South and West India and Sri Lanka.
Lymantria detersa Walker, 1865. S. & W. India. 
Lymantria fuliginosa Moore, 1883. W. & S. India, Sri Lanka. 
Lymantria todara Moore, 1879. S. India, Sri Lanka. Sister species of L. similis. 
Lymantria grandis Walker, 1855. S India, Sri Lanka
Lymantria ampla (Walker, 1855). S. India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka. 
Lymantria aryama Moore, 1859. S. India, Nepal.
Lymantria subrosea subrosea Swinhoe, 1903. Tamil Nadu, Kerala.
Lymantria nussi Schintlmeister, 2004. S. India.
Lymantria kanara Collenette, 1951. S. India.
 
NW Himalaya & Nepal 
Lymantria incerta Walker, 1855. NW India. 
Lymantria obfuscata Walker, 1865. NW India. 
Lymantria moesta Swinhoe, 1903 NW India, Nepal. 
Lymantra serva Fabricius, 1793. NW. India, Nepal. 
Lymantria sobrina sobrina Moore, 1879. NW India.
Lymantria maxfischeri Schintlmeister, 2004. Nepal.
Lymantria liedgensi Schintlmeister, 2004. Uttarakhand.
Lymantria schnitzleri Schintlmeister, 2004. Nepal.
Lymantria semicincta (Walker, 1855). NW. Himalaya.
 
E. Himalaya 
Lymantria obsoleta obsoleta Walker, 1855. NE India. 
Lymantria similis Moore, 1879. Bhutan, NE India. 
Lymantria bivittata bivittata Moore, 1879. C. & E. Himalaya, NE India, Andamans.
Lymantria brotea lepcha Moore, 1879. E. Himalaya. Lymantria lepcha treated as a separate species on the website. 
Lymantria iris Strand, 1911, formerly ssp of obsoleta. NE India (Meghalaya)
Lymantria grisea grisea Moore, 1879. NE India.
Lymantria subrosea singapura Schintlmeister, 2004. NE India. 

Himalaya
Lymantria marginata Walker, 1855. Himalaya, NE India, Bangladesh. 
Lymantria concolor concolor Walker, 1855. N. India, Bangladesh.
Lymantria mathura Moore, 1866. Himalaya, NE India.
Lymantria albolunulata Moore, 1879. Himalaya.
Lymantria costalis Walker, 1865. Sri Lanka, “India”. 
 
Andamans only
Lymantria grigorievi Schintlmeister, 2004. Andamans.
Lymantria brotea rudloffi Schintlmeister, 2004. Andamans.
Lymantria swetlanae Schintlmeister, 2004. Andamans.
Lymantria siniaevi Schintlmeister, 2004. Andamans.
Lymantria sublunata thomasi Schintlmeister, 2004. Sikkim, Andamans.
References:
  1. Lymantria grandis Walker, 1855. List Spec. Lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. 4: 874; TL: Ceylon. Text at https://archive.org/details/listofspecimenso46brit/page/874/mode/1up?view=theater
  2. Lymantria viola Swinhoe, 1889. Proc. zool. Soc. Lond. 1889 (4): 406; TL: Thanna, Bombay. Text at https://archive.org/details/proceedingsofgen89zool/page/406/mode/1up?view=theater
  3. Liparinae viola Swinhoe, 1923. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. (9) 11 (64): 429. Text at https://archive.org/details/annalsmagazine9111923lond/page/429/mode/1up?view=theater
  4. Schintlmeister, A. 2004. The Taxonomy of the genus Lymantria HÜBNER [1819] (Lepidoptera: Lymantriidae). 1- 248. Quadrifina 7. pg. 128. Fig. 541-545. 
Note: Schintlmeister. A. (2004) states that Lymantria grandis is very similar to Lymantria mathura. Taxonomic note (grandis): The species is closely related to mathura and also occurs in a fuscous individual form (f. viola). The distinguishing character is the pinkish coloured hindwings. The female resembles the females of mathura; the submarginal band of the forewings is only marked by a number of brown spots. Male genitalia (Fig. 589): The male genitalia are virtually identical to mathura. Further remarks: Since the absence of differences in the male genitalia it might be possible that grandis is the southern subspecies of mathura. Besides the individual variability of the forewing pattern there is a form with a somewhat pointed apex of the forewings, which is probably a result of climatic conditions (4 specimens of this form from the Nilgiris, collected in July, during the monsoon). The possibility, that there are two similar species occurring in S. India, is low. Both forms are therefore united under grandis (Schintlmeister, 2004))

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Anonymous. 2021. Lymantria grandis Walker, 1855. 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/358094/Lymantria-grandis
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