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Lepidoptera > Geometroidea > Geometridae > Geometrinae > Aracimini > Paramaxates

Paramaxates taiwana Yazaki, 1988

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Similiar species:
Paramaxates Warren, 1894 species known from India (Kirti et al 2019). 
Paramaxates vagata (Walker, 1861). India; Bangladesh.
Paramaxates posterecta Holloway, 1976. NE Himalaya. 
Paramaxates khasiana Warren, 1894. India (Khasi Hills, Meghalaya). 
Paramaxates taiwana Yazaki, 1988. India (Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram); Nepal. 
Paramaxates polygrapharia (Walker, 1860). India (Sikkim, Khasi Hills, Meghalaya). 

Key to Indian Paramaxates Warren, 1894 based on Holloway and Han & Xue, 2011. 
Paramaxates khasiana: anal angle of forewing without large anal (brown) patch. Hindwing with terminal band (postmedial) incomplete in the middle.
Paramaxates posterecta: anal angle of forewing with large anal (brown) patch. Anal patch below vein M3. Terminal (postmedial) band on hindwing with lower part below M3 narrower than upper part near costa. (Inner edge of same band is relatively straight, from MOB). 
Paramaxates taiwana : anal angle of forewing with large anal (brown) patch. Anal patch above vein M3. Terminal (postmedial) band on hindwing with lower part below M3 of same width as upper part near costa. Forewing with discal spot almost round, and much larger than on hindwing. 
Paramaxates vagata : anal angle of forewing with large anal (brown) patch. Anal patch above vein M3. Terminal (postmedial) band on hindwing with lower part below M3 of same width as upper part near costa. Forewing with discal spot bar-like, and similar sized to that on hindwing. 
 
References:
  1. OD: Paramaxates taiwana Yazaki, 1988. Descriptions of four new species of the genus Paramaxates from Southeast Asia (Geometridae; Geometrinae). Tinea 12(13): 113-118. 
  2. Haruta, T. (Ed.). 1993. Moths of Nepal. Part 2. TINEA. Vol. 13 (Supplement 3). The Japan Heterocerists’ Society, Tokyo.Pl. 59/14. 
  3. Kirti, J.S., Singh, N. and Saxena, A., 2014. Seven new records of Geometrid moths (Lepidoptera: Geometridae) from India. Journal of Applied Biosciences, 40(2), pp.113-116. 
  4. Han, H. & Xue, D. 2011. Fauna Sinica (Insecta Vol. 54, Lepidoptera, Geometridae, Geometrinae). Science Press, Beijing. 787 pp. Pl. 14/8-9.
  5. Kirti, J. S., K. Chandra, A. Saxena & N. Singh. 2019. Geometrid Moths of India. Nature Books of India, New Delhi, 296 pp. Pg. 151. 
  6. Sondhi, S. Karmakar, T., Sondhi, Y. & K. Kunte. 2021. Moths of Tale Wildlife Sanctuary, Arunachal Pradesh, India with seventeen additions to the moth fauna of India (Lepidoptera: Heterocera). Tropical Lepidoptera Research 31(Supplement 2): 1-53. DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.5062572. Image 378. 
  7. http://v3.boldsystems.org/index.php/Taxbrowser_Taxonpage?taxid=280164
  8. https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/633516-Paramaxates-taiwana
  9. https://taibnet.sinica.edu.tw/chi/taibnet_species_detail.php?name_code=345145
 

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Anonymous. 2022. Paramaxates taiwana Yazaki, 1988. 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/358437/Paramaxates-taiwana
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