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Herochroma usneata (Felder & Rogenhofer, 1875)

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Herochroma Swinhoe, 1893 species known from India.
Herochroma baba Swinhoe, 1893. Arunachal Pradesh, Khasi Hills, Meghalaya.
Herochroma baibarana baibarana (Matsumura, 1931). NE Himalaya, Assam, Khasi Hills, Meghalaya. Herochroma orientalis (Holloway, 1982). NE Himalaya; Sri Lanka is its synonym. 
Herochroma cristata cristata (Warren, 1894). Sikkim. Herochroma subopalina (Warren, 1894) is its synonym. 
Herochroma cristata subspoliata (Prout, 1916). Nilgiris.
Herochroma elaearia (Hampson, 1903). Sikkim, Khasi Hills. Meghalaya.
Herochroma farinosa (Warren, 1893), NW Himalayas, Lahoul.
Herochroma flavitincta (Warren, 1897). Khasi Hills, Meghalaya.
Herochroma liliana (Swinhoe, 1892). Khasi Hills, Meghalaya.
Herochroma ochreipicta (Swinhoe, 1905). Khasi Hills, Meghalaya.
Herochroma subtepens (Walker, 1860). Sikkim, Khasis
Herochroma usneata (Felder & Rogenhofer, 1875). Himalayas.
Herochroma viridaria (Moore, 1868). West Bengal.
Herochroma yazakii Inoue, 1999. Nepal [Godavari]; India (Darjeeling, West Bengal).

Similar species to H. usneata are 1. Herochroma viridaria ssp. peparata (Herbulot, 1989), which has a black band UNF/UNH. See Plate 5/10-11 in Geometrinae of China, Fauna Sinica: Insecta, Volume 54: Lepidoptera: Geometridae: Geometrinae. 
  1. Scotopteryx usneata Felder & Rogenhofer, 1875. Reise Fregatte Novara, Bd 2 (Abth. 2) (5): pl. 125, f. 12; TL: China; Himalaya, Chini. Plate 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. 479, # 4026 as Pseudoterpna usneata.
  3. Haruta, T. (Ed.). 1992. Moths of Nepal. Part 1. TINEA. Vol. 13 (Supplement 2). The Japan Heterocerists’ Society, Tokyo. Pl. 2/8. 
  4. Haruta, T. (Ed.). 1994. Moths of Nepal. Part 3. TINEA. Vol. 14 (Supplement 1). The Japan Heterocerists’ Society, Tokyo. Pg. 5. 

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Anonymous. 2022. Herochroma usneata (Felder & Rogenhofer, 1875). 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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