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Orthobrachia tenebrosa Yazaki, 1992

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Similiar species:
Orthobrachia Warren, 1895 species known from India
Orthobrachia hirowatarii Huang & Stüning, 2016
Orthobrachia flavidior Hampson,1898
Orthobrachia latifasciata (Moore, 1888), Darjeeling
Orthobrachia tenebrosa Yazaki, 1992, Nepal, West Bengal
Orthobrachia owadai Yazaki, 1992, Nepal, West Sikkim

  1. OD: Orthobrachia tenebrosa Yazaki, K. 1992. Geometridae, pp. 5-36. In: Moths of Nepal, Part 1. Tinea 13(Supplement 2). Tokyo, The Japan Heterocerists’ Society. pg. 23, Pl. 7/10. 
  2. Huang, G-H, Su, Z-Y. & Stüning, D. 2016. Taxonomic notes on the genus Orthobrachia Warren, with description of a new species from China and Thailand (Lepidoptera, Geometridae). ZooKeys 609: 121-137.
Note: Very similar to O. latifasciata (Moore, 1888) from which it is seperated by having medial area of hindwing brown (greyish-white in latifasciata), postmedian lines on both forewing and hindwing located more distally and closer to termen than in latifasciata, greater amount of median dark brown markings on forewing. Listed as cf., as the median hindwing markings are whitish brown, instead of dark brown in the original description.

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Anonymous. 2022. Orthobrachia tenebrosa Yazaki, 1992. 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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