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Lepidoptera > Geometroidea > Geometridae > Ennominae > Macariini > Isturgia

Isturgia spp.

Indian and global distribution:
records (based on images):
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Sexual, seasonal & individual variation:
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Adult moth observations that have been databased:
StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Gujarat
Tamil Nadu
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Similiar species:
Isturgia Hübner, [1823] species known from the Indian subcontinent.
Isturgia disputaria (Guenée, [1858])

Isturgia catalaunaria (Guenée, [1858]) listed by Kirti et al 2019 is likely to be an extralimital species. 
Isturgia pulinda (Walker, 1860). An extralimital species from Africa. 
Isturgia deerraria (Walker, 1861). Sri Lanka. Treated by some authors as a subspecies of the African pulinda.
References:
  1. Hampson, G. F. 1895. The Fauna of British India including Ceylon and Burma. Moths, Vol.3. Taylor & Francis, London. Noctuidae (cont.) to Geometridae 546 p - 226 figs.Pg. 209, # 3255, Fig. 115 as Tephrina disputaria. 
  2. Krüger, M. 2001. A revision of the tribe Macariini (Lepidoptera: Geometridae: Ennominae) of Africa, Madagascar and Arabia. Bulletin of the Natural History Museum, London (Entomology Series) 70(1): 1–502.
  3. Iyer, G., D. Stüning & S. Sondhi. 2021. An inventory of geometrid moths (Lepidoptera: Geometroidea: Geometridae) of Kalakad-Mundanthurai Tiger Reserve, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa 13(13): 19887–19920. 7105.13.13.19887-19920 
Note: Displays sexual dimorphism and has numerous morphs, that may represent a species complex of the disputatia group. These individuals (bv697, bv698) are males with pectinate antennae, with markings similar to that of females. 

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Anonymous. 2022. Isturgia spp. . 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/358546/Isturgia-spp.
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