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Lepidoptera > Geometroidea > Geometridae > Geometrinae > Agathiini > Agathia

Agathia laetata (Fabricius, 1794)

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Agathia microlaetata Goyal, Kirti & Saxena 2018. 
Goyal, T., Kirti, J.S. and Saxena, A., 2018. Taxonomy of genus Agathia Guenée (Lepidoptera: Geometridae) with description of a new species from western ghats, India. Indian Journal of Entomology80(3), pp.951-959.

Agathia microlaetata is best separated from Agathia laetata by male genitalia. From external morphology, the FW costal margin is strongly excurved before apex. 

List of Agathia known from India based on Kirti et al. (2019).
Agathia angustilimes Prout, 1926. India: Pusa, Bihar.
Agathia arcuata Moore, 1868. India: Bengal.
Agathia beata Butler, 1880. India: Sikkim, Darjeeling, West Bengal.
Agathia carissima prasina Swinhoe, 1893. India: Khasi Hills, Meghalaya.
Agathia codina Swinhoe, 1892. India: Khasi Hills, Meghalaya.
Agathia conviridaria (Hübner, 1823).
Agathia diversiformis Warren, 1894. India: Darjeeling, West Bengal.
Agathia gaudens Prout, 1932. India: Khasi Hills, Meghalaya.
Agathia gemma Swinhoe, 1892. India: Khasi Hills, Meghalaya.
Agathia gigantea Butler, 1880. India: Indian Himalaya.
Agathia hemithearia Guenée, 1857. India: Central India.
Agathia hilarata Guenée, [1858]. India: Central India.
Agathia incudaria antitheta Prout, 1932. India: Sikkim, 1300-2000ft.
Agathia lactala Herbulot, 1977. India: Andaman.
Agathia laetata (Fabricius, 1794). India: Andaman Island, Cherrapunji, Meghalaya.
Agathia laetata andamanensis Prout, 1932.
Agathia laetata isogyna Prout, 1916.
Agathia laqueifera Prout, 1912. India: Upper Assam, Digboi.
Agathia lycaenaria (Kollar, 1844). India: Himalayas, Mussoorie, Uttarakhand.
Agathia lycaenaria impar Prout, 1916. India: South India, Belgaum, Karnataka, Travancore, Kerala.
Agathia magnifica Moore, 1879. Sri Lanka; India: Indian Himalaya.
Agathia microlaetata Goyal, Kirti & Saxena, 2018. India: Jog falls, Karnataka.
Agathia quinaria Moore, 1868. India: Bengal.
Agathia solaria Swinhoe, 1905. India: NE Himalaya.
Agathia visenda Butler, 1880. India: Darjeeling, West Bengal.
Agathia visenda gaudens Prout, 1932.

References:
  1. Hampson, G. 1895. The Fauna of British India including Ceylon and Burma. Moths, Vol.3. Noctuidae (cont.) to Geometridae 546 p - 226 figs, pg 487, # 4050
  2. Holloway, J. D. 1996. The Moths of Borneo, Part 9. Geometridae (Incl. Orthostixini) Oenochrominae, Desmobathrinae, Geometrinae, Ennominae addenda. Website accesed June 2015.
  3. Goyal, T., Kirti, J.S. and Saxena, A., 2018. Taxonomy of genus Agathia Guenée (Lepidoptera: Geometridae) with description of a new species from western ghats, India. Indian Journal of Entomology80(3), pp.951-959.

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Anonymous. 2022. Agathia laetata (Fabricius, 1794). 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/69655/Agathia-laetata
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