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Lepidoptera > Geometroidea > Geometridae > Ennominae > Boarmiini > Cleora

Cleora alienaria (Walker, 1860)

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Tamil Nadu
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List of Cleora known from India based on Kirti et al. (2019).
Cleora acaciaria (Boisduval, 1833). India: Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh.
Cleora alienaria (Walker, 1860). India.
Cleora alienaria gelidaria (Walker, 1863).
Cleora contiguata (Moore, 1868). India: Bengal.
Cleora cornaria (Guenée, 1858). India: North India.
Cleora cucullata (D. S. Fletcher, 1953). India: Assam, Naga Hills, Nagaland.
Cleora falculata (D. S. Fletcher, 1953). India: South India, Travancore, Tamil Nadu, Pirmed, Kerela.
Cleora fraterna (Moore, 1888). India: Darjeeling, West Bengal.
Cleora impletaria (Walker, 1863). India: Kanara, Karnataka.
Cleora injectaria (Walker, 1860). Sri Lanka; India: Maharashtra.
Cleora inoffensa (Swinhoe, 1902).
Cleora inoffensa cinereomarginata (Fletcher, 1953). India: Assam, Khasi Hills, Meghalaya.
Cleora ochreata Kirti & Saxena.
Cleora onycha onycha (D. S. Fletcher, 1953). India: Assam, Nagaland.
Cleora onycha amplissima (D. S. Fletcher, 1953). India: South India: Kanara, Karnataka.
Cleora processaria (Walker, 1860). India.
Cleora propulsaria (Walker, 1860). India: Sikkim.
Cleora repetita (Butler, 1882).
Cleora subnigrata Warren, 1901). India: Cachar, Assam.
Cleora taprobana (D. S. Fletcher, 1953).
Cleora tenebrata (D. S. Fletcher, 1953). India: Assam, Khasi Hills, Meghalaya.
Cleora uncupropulsaria Goyal & Kirti, 2016. India: Karnataka.
Cleora undaria (Fabricius, 1794).
Cleora vatia Prout, 1927.
  1. Boarmia alienaria Walker, 1860. List Spec. Lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. 21: 370; TL: Ceylon. Text at
  2. Iyer, G., D. Stüning & S. Sondhi. 2021. An inventory of Geometrid moths (Heterocera: Geometroidea: Geometridae) of Kalakad Mundanturai Tiger Reserve, Tamil Nadu, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa (in press).
Notes: Cleora alienaria (Walker, 1860) and Cleora injectaria Walker, 1860, like other members of this genus, display polymorphism with many different colour forms. These species are doubtly separated from photographs, and one needs to examine upperside, underside and possibly genitalia for ascertaining identities. A simlar species, Cleora fraterna (Moore, 1888) flies in north India, while Cleora alienaria flies in south India.

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Anonymous. 2022. Cleora alienaria (Walker, 1860). 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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