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Arcyophora icterica (Swinhoe, 1886)

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Arcyophora Guenée, 1852 species known from Indian region
Arcyophora icterica (Swinhoe, 1886). Central India, S. India (Nilgiris). 
Arcyophora trigramma (Hampson, 1912). India: Rajasthan
Arcyophora bothrophora Hampson, 1907, Sri Lanka
Arcyophora dentula (Lederer, 1869). Central India.

Arcyophora dentula (Lederer, 1869) and Arcyophora icterica (Swinhoe, 1886) are very similar species. 
Separating Arcyophora Guenée, 1852 species known from Indian region
trigramma …postmedial fascia arising from apex; not angled
icterica…postmedial arising from 2/3rd along costa, acutely angled between veins R5 & M1.
dentula…postmedial arising from 2/3rd along costa, right angled between veins R5 & M1. Antemedial fascia straight from mid-costa to lower median vein, then obtusely angled to inner margin
bothrophora…forewing postmedial fascia broadly curved around discocellulars; antemedial fascia straight from two-fifth’s of costa to two-fifth’s of inner margin. 
  1. OD : Dabarita icterica Swinhoe, 1886. On the Lepidoptera of Mhow, Central India. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London, 421-465. pg. 439, pl. 40/8. TL: Mhow. Text at
  2. Seitz, A. (Ed.). Marco. Lep. World. Vol 11, pg 451 & Pl 43b. Text at
  3. Fletcher, D.S., 1954. A synonymic Revision of the Genus Arcyophora Guenée. Proceedings of the Royal Entomological Society of London, B Vol. 23, No. pt. 11-12). London. pg 198.

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Anonymous. 2022. Arcyophora icterica (Swinhoe, 1886). 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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