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Sphrageidus xanthorrhoea (Kollar, 1848)

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Adult moth observations that have been databased:
West Bengal
All states
Similiar species:
Sphrageidus Maes, 1984 species known from the Indian subcontinent. 
Sphrageidus simlensis (Gupta, 1986) (Porthesia). India: Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh (TL: Shimla).
Sphrageidus similis (Fuessly, 1775) (Phalaena). India: Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh; Sri Lanka. 
Sphrageidus xanthorrhoea (Kollar, 1848) (Liparis). India: Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand; Nepal; Sri Lanka (TL). 
  1. OD: Liparis xanthorrhoea Kollar, 1848; in Hügel, Kaschmir und das Reich der Siek 4: 470.
  2. Euproctis flavonigra Moore, 1879. Proc. Zool. Soc. Lond. 1879: 400, pl. 32, f. 11; TL: Nepal. Text at Plate at
  3. Euproctis subdita Moore, 1879. Proc. Zool. Soc. Lond. 1879: 400; TL: Sri Lanka (Ceylon). Text at
  4. Haruta, T. (Ed.). 1993. Moths of Nepal. Part 2. TINEA. Vol. 13 (Supplement 3). The Japan Heterocerists’ Society, Tokyo. pg. 88. 
  5. Haruta, T. (Ed.). 1994. Moths of Nepal. Part 3. TINEA. Vol. 14 (Supplement 1). The Japan Heterocerists’ Society, Tokyo. Pl. 81/16 as Euproctis xanthorrhoea
  6. Kaleka, A.S., D. Singh & G. Bali. 2020. Present status of the genus Sphrageidus Maes, 1984 (Lepidoptera: Erebidae: Lymantriinae) from India. Journal of Threatened Taxa. 12. 16153-16160. Image 21-22.

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Anonymous. 2022. Sphrageidus xanthorrhoea (Kollar, 1848). 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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