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Ecliptopera dissecta (Moore, [1887])

Indian and global distribution:
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Ecliptopera rectilinea (Moore, [1887]) is a similar species from N. India.

List of known Ecliptopera from India based on Kirti et al. (2019).
Ecliptopera delecta (Butler, 1880). India: NE Himalaya.
Ecliptopera dentifera (Moore, 1888). India: Darjeeling, West Bengal, Cherrapunji, Meghalaya.
Ecliptopera dissecta (Moore, [1887]). India: Khasis, Nilgiris, Sikkim.
Ecliptopera fulvidorsata (Swinhoe, 1894). India: Cherrapunji, Khasi Hills, Meghalaya.
Ecliptopera fulvotincta (Hampson, 1895). India: Shimla, Himachal Pradesh.
Ecliptopera furva (Swinhoe, 1891). India: Khasi Hills, Meghalaya.
Ecliptopera leucoglyphica (Warren, 1898). India: Khasi Hills, Meghalaya.
Ecliptopera lucrosa (Prout, 1940). India: Khasi Hills, Meghalaya.
Ecliptopera macarthuri (Prout, 1938). India: Kokser or Koksar, Kashmir.
Ecliptopera mixtilineata (Hampson, 1895). India: Sikkim.
Ecliptopera muscicolor (Moore, 1888). India: Darjeeling, West Bengal.
Ecliptopera oblongata (Guenée, 1858). India: Central India.
Ecliptopera obscurata obscurata (Moore, 1868). India: Bengal.
Ecliptopera rectilinea Warren, 1894.
Ecliptopera relata (Butler, 1880).
Ecliptopera silaceata (Schiffermüller, 1775).
Ecliptopera subapicalis (Hampson, 1891). India: Nilgiri district, the plateau, 6700ft.
Ecliptopera subfalcata (Warren, 1893). India: Kulu, Himachal Pradesh.
Ecliptopera substituta (Walker, 1866). India: North India.
Ecliptopera triangulifera (Moore, 1888). India: Darjeeling, West Bengal.
Ecliptopera zophera Prout, 1931. India: Cherrapunji, Meghalaya.
  1. OD: Eustroma dissecta Moore, [1887]. Lepid. Ceylon 3 (13): 488. TL: Sri Lanka. Fig. 9. Fem. Text at 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. 359, # 3661. 
  3. Seitz, A. (Ed.) Macro. Lep. Vol. 12, Pl. 30, row e. 
  4. Scoble, M.J., & A. Hausmann [updated 2007]. Online list of valid and available names of the Geometridae of the World ( accessed on 30 Aug 2020]
  5. 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).
Note: Vide Hampson (1895) the N. India species (listed as a form of dissecta), E. rectilinea has the sub-basal line dark (which is not so evident in images of E. rectilinea on the website) and the inner edge of the postmedial line straight. Both species listed as valid taxon on the Global Geometridae checklist (Scoble & Hausmann 2007). There are individuals on the Moths of India website with the postdiscal line straight, from Goa and Karnataka; hence the validity of this taxon, based on fascia alone is suspect. Taxonomic status of dissecta and rectilinea needs investigation. 

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Anonymous. 2022. Ecliptopera dissecta (Moore, [1887]). 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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