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Aroa clara Swinhoe, 1885

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List of Aroa Walker, 1855 species known from the Indian subcontinent. 
Aroa atrella Hampson, [1893]. India (Sikkim, Assam). 
Aroa atrescens Hampson, 1897. India (Khasi Hills, Meghalaya). 
Aroa campbelli Hampson, 1905. India (TL: Palni Hills, Tamil Nadu). 
Aroa clara Swinhoe, 1885. India (TL: Mumbai, Maharashtra). 
Aroa kambaiti Collenette, 1960. Myanmar (TL). 
Aroa luteifascia (Hampson, 1895) (Dactylorhyncha). Myanmar (TL).
Aroa major Hampson, [1893]. Sri Lanka (TL). 
Aroa maxima Hampson, [1893]. Sri Lanka (TL).
Aroa ochrota (Hampson, 1904) (Pantana). India (TL: Travancore, Tamil Nadu). 
Aroa plana (Walker, 1855) (Orgyia). N. India. 
Aroa pyrrhochroma Walker, 1865. India (Sikkim); Bhutan. 
Aroa sagrara Swinhoe, 1885. India (TL: Belgaum, Karnataka). 
Aroa sienna Hampson, 1891. India (TL: Nilgiris). 
Aroa simplex (Walker, 1865) (Orgyia). S. India. 
Aroa subnotata (Walker, 1855) (Lacida). Sri Lanka (TL). 
Aroa xerampelina (Swinhoe, 1885) (Gynaephora). India (TL: Pune, Maharashtra). 

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Aroa pyrrhochroma Walker, 1865
Aroa pyrrhochroma Walker, 1865. List Spec. Lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. 32: 329; TL: Cherra Punji. Text at
Seitz. A. (Ed.). Macro. Lep. Vol. 2, Pl. 19i. 

Pantana substrigosa (Walker, 1855). Lacks the smoky black on forewing of Aroa clara Swinhoe, 1885.!/sp/358275/Pantana-substrigosa

  1. OD:Aroa clara Swinhoe, 1885. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London. pg. 299, #89 & Pl. 20, fig 9 & 10. Text at Plate at
  2. Hampson, G. F. [1893]. The Fauna of British India including Ceylon and Burma. Moths, Vol. 1. Taylor & Francis, London. Pp. xxiii + 527. Saturniidae to Hypsidae 527 p - 333 fig, pg. 439. Listed as a synonym of Aroa pyrrhochroma. States that the Bombay form clara is small, and female completely orange. 
  3. Seitz, A. (Ed.). 1933. The Macrolepidoptera of the World, Vol 10, pg. 303. Text at

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Anonymous. 2022. Aroa clara Swinhoe, 1885. 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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