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Lepidoptera > Geometroidea > Geometridae > Ennominae > Cassymini > Hydatocapnia

Hydatocapnia spp.

Indian and global distribution:
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Adult moth observations that have been databased:
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Arunachal Pradesh
Uttarakhand
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Similiar species:
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. 
 
References:
  1. Hydatocapnia gemina Yazaki, 1990. Notes on Hydatocapnia (Geometridae, Ennominae), with description of a new species from Taiwan. In: Tinea 12(27): 239-244. 
  2. Hydatocapnia nebulosa Yazaki, 1992. Geometridae, pp. 5-36. In: Moths of Nepal, Part 1. Tinea 13(Supplement 2). Tokyo, The Japan Heterocerists’ Society. Pg. 21, Pl. 7/7. 

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Anonymous. 2022. Hydatocapnia 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/358753/Hydatocapnia-spp.
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