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Andraca trilochoides Moore, 1865

Indian and global distribution:
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Sexual, seasonal & individual variation:
Status, Habitat and Habits:
Adult moth observations that have been databased:
Arunachal Pradesh
All states
Similiar species:
Andraca Walker, 1865 species known from the Indian subcontinent. 
Andraca bipunctata Walker, 1865. Myanmar, northern India, Nepal. 
Andraca theae (Matsumura, 1909). Nepal. 
Andraca melli Zolotuhin & Witt, 2009. Myanmar. 
Andraca trilochoides Moore, 1865. Myanmar, northern India, Nepal.
Similar species: Andraca bipunctata Walker, 1865; Andraca theae (Matsumura, 1909)
Andraca trilochoides Moore, 1865 is characterized by the dark reddish-yellow wings with entire outer margins. It is somewhat similar to A. theae, but the outer edge of the forewing submarginal line is highlighted in white (Wang et al. 2015). 
Wang et al. (2015). Andraca bipunctata: HW outer margin strongly serrate. Fig. 23 A-C. Male and female. 
  1. OD: Andraca trilochoides Moore, 1865. On the lepidopterous insects of Bengal. Proc. Zool. Soc. London 33: 820. TL: [India] “Darjeeling”.
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  2. Hampson, G. F. [1893]. The Fauna of British India including Ceylon and Burma. Moths, Vol. 1. Taylor & Francis, London. Pp. xxiii + 527. Saturniidae to Hypsidae 527 p - 333 40, # 47, Fig. 23 as a synonym of Andraca bipunctata. States that form trilochoides has more grey suffusion. 
  3. Wang, X., Wang, M., Zolotuhin, V.V., Hirowatari, T., Wu, S. and Huang, G.H., 2015. The fauna of the family Bombycidae sensu lato (Insecta, Lepidoptera, Bombycoidea) from Mainland China, Taiwan and Hainan Islands. Zootaxa, 3989(1), pp.1-138. Fig. 24F. 

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Anonymous. 2022. Andraca trilochoides Moore, 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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