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Lepidoptera > Noctuoidea > Erebidae > Lymantriinae > Nygmiini > Aroa

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). 

Similar species
Aroa pyrrhochroma Walker, 1865
Aroa pyrrhochroma Walker, 1865. List Spec. Lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. 32: 329; TL: Cherra Punji. Text at https://archive.org/details/listofspecimenso3132brit/page/329/mode/1up?view=theater
Seitz. A. (Ed.). Macro. Lep. Vol. 2, Pl. 19i. 

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

References:
  1. OD:Aroa clara Swinhoe, 1885. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London. pg. 299, #89 & Pl. 20, fig 9 & 10. Text at https://archive.org/details/proceedingsofgen85zool/page/299/mode/1up?view=theater. Plate at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/31015342#page/354/mode/1up
  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  https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/252062#page/324/mode/1up
 
 



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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. http://www.mothsofindia.org/sp/358276/Aroa-clara
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