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Lepidoptera > Noctuoidea > Notodontidae > Phalerinae > Phalera

Phalera torpida Walker, 1865

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List of Phalera Hübner, 1819 known from India.
Phalera (Phalera) birmicola Bryk, 1949, India (Uttarakhand); Myanmar.
Phalera (Phalera) combusta (Walker, 1855), India (Uttarakhand, NE India, Maharashtra); Myanmar; Nepal.
Phalera (Phalera) goniophora Hampson, 1910, India (Punjab, Uttarakhand, Sikkim, Assam, Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh); Myanmar; Nepal.
Phalera (Phalera) grotei Moore, 1860, India (Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, West Bengal, Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Nagaland, Chhattisgarh, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Andaman Islands); Bangladesh; Bhutan; Myanmar; Nepal.
Phalera (Phalera) javana javana Moore, 1859, India (Uttarakhand, Sikkim, Nagaland, Maharashtra).
Phalera (Phalera) parivala Moore, 1860, India (Uttarakhand, West Bengal, Sikkim, NE India); Bhutan; Myanmar; Nepal; Pakistan.
Phalera (Phalera) procera (Felder & Felder, 1874), India (Uttarakhand, Sikkim, NE India, Maharashtra).
Phalera (Phalera) raya Moore, 1860, India (Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, West Bengal, Sikkim, Nagaland, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu (Nilgiris)); Myanmar; Nepal; Sri Lanka.
Phalera (Phalera) sangana Moore, 1860, India (Uttarakhand, West Bengal, Sikkim, NE India, Maharashtra); Bhutan; Myanmar; Nepal.
Phalera (Erconholda) torpida torpida Walker, 1865, India (NW India, Sikkim, NE India); Bangladesh; Myanmar; Nepal; Pakistan.
  1. OD: Phalera torpida Walker, 1865. List. Lep. Het. Br. Mus. 32: 431. TL: Sikkim. Text at 
  2. Haruta, T. (Ed.). 1998. Moths of Nepal. Part 5. TINEA. Vol. 15 (Supplement 1). The Japan Heterocerists’ Society, Tokyo. Pl. 137/6 & 137/8. 
  3. Schintlmeister, A., & A. Pinratana. 2007. Moths of Thailand,Volume 5. Notodontidae. Brothers of St. Gabriel in Thailand, Bangkok. 320 pp. + 45 pls. Pg. 226, Pl. 35/253. 
  4. Chandra, K., Kumar, V., Singh, N., Raha, A., Sanyal, A.K.2019. Assemblages of Lepidoptera in Indian Himalaya through long term monitoring plots. Zoological Survey of India, Kolkata, 1-457 pp. Pl. 107.2. 
Note: Grey spot on forewing and rough bipectinnate antennae are diagnostic. Hindwing concolorous with wing. Rough bipectinnate antennae of the male is visible when viewed closely in the image. Identified with a cf because of this difficult genus; best confirmed by examining genitalia.

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Anonymous. 2022. Phalera torpida Walker, 1865. 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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