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Lepidoptera > Geometroidea > Uraniidae > Epipleminae > Monobolodes

Monobolodes simulans (Butler, 1889)

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Monobolodes Warren, 1898 species known from the Indian subcontinent.
Monobolodes parvinigrata Holloway, 1998. Sri Lanka; Sarwak, Borneo (TL). 
Monobolodes prunaria (Moore, [1887]) (Dirades). India; Sri Lanka. 
Monobolodes simulans (Butler, 1889) (Gathynia). TL: Kangra, Himachal Pradesh.

Note: Monobolodes prunaria (Moore, [1887]) is a similar species which is best separated from Monobolodes simulans (Butler, 1889) by examining genitalia. 

Monobolodes prunaria (Moore, [1887])
Dirades prunaria Moore, [1887]; Lepid. Ceylon 3 (4): 400. Text at https://archive.org/details/lepidopteraofcey03moor/page/400/mode/1up?view=theater
Sohn & Yen, 2005. Korean Epipleminae, (Figs. 1A-E, 3A-F, I-K, 3A-F, 3I-L, 11A) 
Hampson, G. F. 1894. The Fauna of British India including Ceylon and Burma. Moths, Vol. 2. Taylor & Francis, London. Arctiidae, Agrostidae, Noctuidae 609 p - 325 figs. pg. 134, # 3031. As Dirades prunaria. 
Seitz, Vol. 10, pg. 598, as Dirades prunaria
 
References:
  1. OD: Gathynia simulans Butler, 1889. Ill. Lep. Het. Brit. Mus. 7:81, t.133, fig. 6,7.  TL: Kangra, Himachal Pradesh. Text at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/180012#page/91/mode/1up. Plate at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/180012#page/159/mode/1up
  2. Hampson, G. F. 1894. The Fauna of British India including Ceylon and Burma. Moths, Vol. 2. Taylor & Francis, London. Arctiidae, Agrostidae, Noctuidae 609 p - 325 figs. pg. 135, # 3031. As Gathynia simulans
  3. Seitz, A. (Ed.). 1930. Macro. Lep. World. Vol. 10, pg. 599, Pl. 59i as Gathynia simulans.
  4. Haruta, T. (Ed.). 1998. Moths of Nepal. Part 5. TINEA. Vol. 15 (Supplement 1). The Japan Heterocerists’ Society, Tokyo.pl. 138/19-20. 
 
 
 

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Anonymous. 2022. Monobolodes simulans (Butler, 1889) . 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/358297/Monobolodes-simulans
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