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Hydatocapnia marginata (Warren, 1893)

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Hydatocapnia Warren, 1895 species known from India and Nepal. 
Hydatocapnia gemina Yazaki, 1990. Nepal.
Hydatocapnia nebulosa Yazaki, 1992. Nepal. 
Hydatocapnia marginata (Warren, 1893). Uttarakhand, E. Himalaya; Nepal. 

Yazaki’s separation of species
H. marginata: Wings darker than nebulosa. Terminal band on underside of wings broader; visible as a smudge on upperside. Differences in genitalia.
H. nebulosa: Compared with H. marginata: wings paler, especially in anterior 2/3 of FW. Terminal band of HW narrower. Terminal band on underside of wings narrower; not visible through on upperside. Differences in genitalia.
H. gemina: has darker wings; rather broad terminal band on HW. Differences in genitalia. 
  1. OD: Zamarada marginata Warren, 1893. Proc. zool. Soc. Lond. 1893 (2): 388, pl. 32, f. 22; TL: Naga Hills. Text at [accessed 13 April 2022]. Plate at [accessed 13 April 2022].
  2. Haruta, T. (Ed.). 1993. Moths of Nepal. Part 2. TINEA. Vol. 13 (Supplement 3). The Japan Heterocerists’ Society, 60/13.
  3. Murillo-Ramos, L., Brehm, G., Sihvonen, P., Hausmann, A., Holm, S., Ghanavi, H.R., Õunap, E., Truuverk, A., Staude, H., Friedrich, E. and Tammaru, T., 2019. A comprehensive molecular phylogeny of Geometridae (Lepidoptera) with a focus on enigmatic small subfamilies. PeerJ, 7, p.e7386. For tribal placement. 

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Anonymous. 2022. Hydatocapnia marginata (Warren, 1893). 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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