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Paradarisa comparataria (Walker, 1866)

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Paradarisa Warren, 1894 species known from India and Nepal. 
Paradarisa heledaria (Swinhoe, 1893). India: Mahabaleshwar, Nilgiris. 
Paradarisa chloauges Prout, 1927. Nepal. 
Paradarisa comparataria comparataria (Walker, 1866). NW Himalayas; Nepal. 

Separating Paradarisa comparataria and Paradarisa chloauges.  
Paradarisa chloauges Prout, 1927. Journal of Bombay Natural History Society 31:937. 
Choi, S.W. & Kim, S.S., 2019. An Ennomine Species, Paradarisa chloauges (Lepidoptera: Geometridae), New to Korea. Animal Systematics, Evolution and Diversity, 35(3), pp.140-142. Fig. 1.

Paradarisa chloauges has ante-medial line much less oblique posteriorly, its course not being changed at fold. Cell mark more elongate. Postmedial line is more deeply incurved near costa; much less incurved near the fold (dorsum), running to hind margin vertically, instead of markedly obliquely outward. Hindwing cell mark stronger and longer. Median line on HW rather less divergent from postmedian, posteriorly.  
  1. OD: Boarmia comparataria Walker, 1866. List Spec. Lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. 35: 1582; TL: N.Hindostan. Text at
  2. 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 - 226 263, # 3401. 
  3. Haruta, T. (Ed.). 1993. Moths of Nepal. Part 2. TINEA. Vol. 13 (Supplement 3). The Japan Heterocerists’ Society, Tokyo. Pl. 36/9. 
Note: Subspecies Paradarisa comparataria rantaizanensis Wileman, 1911 (Taiwan).

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Anonymous. 2022. Paradarisa comparataria (Walker, 1866). 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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