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Microloxia indecretata (Walker, [1863])

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Adult moth observations that have been databased:
Madhya Pradesh
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Similiar species:
Herb Emerald Microloxia herbaria Hübner, 1808
OD: Geometra herbaria Hübner, [1813]. Samml. eur. Schmett. [5]: pl. 79, f. 407; TL: [SE.Europe]
  1. OD: Geometra (?) indecretata Walker, 1863. List of the specimens of lepidopterous insects in the collection of the British Museum. 26:1555. Text 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. 502, # 4092. As Nemoria indecretata
  3. Seitz, A. (Ed.). Macro Lep. World. 1934. Vol. 12, Pg. 120, Pl. 12k.
  4. [accessed 07 November 2021]
Note: Microloxia indecretata (Walker, [1863]) and Microloxia herbaria Hübner, 1808 are very similar species. [accessed 07 November 2021] lists herbaria and indecretata as separate species, though some authors list indecretata as a subspecies of herbaria. While populations from S. and W. India are likely to be indecretata, N. Indian populations need validation by comparing genitalia and/or moleuclar phylogeny.

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Anonymous. 2022. Microloxia indecretata (Walker, [1863]). 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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