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Lepidoptera > Geometroidea > Geometridae > Geometrinae > Aracimini > Paramaxates

Paramaxates posterecta Holloway, 1976

Indian and global distribution:
records (based on images):
Identification:
Sexual, seasonal & individual variation:
Paramaxates Warren 1894 key in Fauna Sinica
Reference: Han, H. & D. Xue. 2011. Fauna Sinica (Insecta Vol. 54. Lepidoptera, Geometridae, Geometrinae). Beijing, Science Press. 1-787 pp. 
Han Geo, Fauna Sinica, pl. 14 for Paramaxates. 
Paramaxates khasiana Warren, 1894. Pl 14/6. 
Paramaxates posterecta Holloway, 1976. Pl 14/7. 
Paramaxates taiwana Yazaki, 1988. Pl 14/8-9.
Paramaxates vagata (Walker, 1861). Pl 14/10-11.

Paramaxates khasiana anal angle of forewing without large anal (brown) patch. Hindwing with terminal band (postmedial) incomplete in the middle.

Paramaxates posterecta anal angle of forewing with large anal (brown) patch. Anal patch below vein M3. Terminal (postmedial) band on hindwing with lower part below M3 narrower than upper part near costa. (Inner edge of same band is relatively straight, from MOB). 

Paramaxates taiwana Yazaki, 1988. anal angle of forewing with large anal (brown) patch. Anal patch above vein M3. Terminal (postmedial) band on hindwing with lower part below M3 of same width as upper part near costa. Forewing with discal spot almost round, and much larger than on hindwing. 

Paramaxates vagata anal angle of forewing with large anal (brown) patch. Anal patch above vein M3. Terminal (postmedial) band on hindwing with lower part below M3 of same width as upper part near costa. Forewing with discal spot bar-like, and similar sized to that on hindwing. 
 
Status, Habitat and Habits:
Adult moth observations that have been databased:
StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
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Similiar species:
Paramaxates Warren, 1894 species known from India (Kirti et al 2019). 
Paramaxates vagata (Walker, 1861). India; Bangladesh.
Paramaxates posterecta Holloway, 1976. NE Himalaya. 
Paramaxates khasiana Warren, 1894. India (Khasi Hills, Meghalaya). 
Paramaxates taiwana Yazaki, 1988. India (Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram); Nepal. 
Paramaxates polygrapharia (Walker, 1860). India (Sikkim, Khasi Hills, Meghalaya). 

Key to Indian Paramaxates Warren, 1894 based on Holloway and Han & Xue, 2011. 
Paramaxates khasiana: anal angle of forewing without large anal (brown) patch. Hindwing with terminal band (postmedial) incomplete in the middle.
Paramaxates posterecta: anal angle of forewing with large anal (brown) patch. Anal patch below vein M3. Terminal (postmedial) band on hindwing with lower part below M3 narrower than upper part near costa. (Inner edge of same band is relatively straight, from MOB). 
Paramaxates taiwana : anal angle of forewing with large anal (brown) patch. Anal patch above vein M3. Terminal (postmedial) band on hindwing with lower part below M3 of same width as upper part near costa. Forewing with discal spot almost round, and much larger than on hindwing. 
Paramaxates vagata : anal angle of forewing with large anal (brown) patch. Anal patch above vein M3. Terminal (postmedial) band on hindwing with lower part below M3 of same width as upper part near costa. Forewing with discal spot bar-like, and similar sized to that on hindwing. 
 
References:
  1. OD: Paramaxates posterecta Holloway, 1976. Moths of Borneo Kinabalu: 62. 
  2. Holloway, J. D. 1996. The moths of Borneo (part 9); Family Geometridae: Subfamilies Oenochrominae, Desmobathrinae, Geometrinae. Malayan Nature Journal 49: 147-326. Pg. 220, f. 177, 187, pl. 7. 
  3. Han, H. & D. Xue. 2011. Fauna Sinica (Insecta Vol. 54. Lepidoptera, Geometridae, Geometrinae). Beijing, Science Press. 1-787 pp. Pl. 14/7. 
  4. https://www.mothsofborneo.com/part-9/geometrini/geometrini_17_2.php 
  5. https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/861927-Paramaxates-posterecta
  6. http://v3.boldsystems.org/index.php/Taxbrowser_Taxonpage?taxid=280165
 
 

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Cite this page along with its URL as:
Anonymous. 2022. Paramaxates posterecta Holloway, 1976. In Sondhi, S., Y. Sondhi, P. Roy and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Moths of India, v. 3.30. Indian Foundation for Butterflies. http://www.mothsofindia.org/sp/358195/Paramaxates-posterecta
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