Thespea bicolor (Walker, 1855) -

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The species is discriminated from P. flavabdomena (CAI, 1983), P. yana (CAI, 1983) and 
P. jade SOLOVYEV & WITT, sp. n. by brown hindwings, extremely similar externally to P. hainana (CAI, 1983) and P. foliola SOLOVYEV & WITT, sp. n.(Colour plate 11, fig. 4), but the male genitalia are diagnostic. The valva has two basal processes of the same size approximately; the juxta has very long processes, as long as the length of the valva, in contrary to similar species (Genitalia plate 6, fig. 3).

StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh1
Arunachal Pradesh111
Assam
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi
Goa
Gujarat
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir
Jharkhand
Karnataka
Kerala
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra11
Manipur1
Meghalaya11
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Paschimbanga
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand
West Bengal1
Total212221

Thespea bicolor (Walker, 1855): Saccharum officinarum (Poaceae) (Robinson et al. 2010).

  1. Hampson, G. F. [1893]. The Fauna of British India including Ceylon and Burma. Moths, Vol. 1. Taylor & Francis, London. Pp. xxiii + 527. Saturniidae to Hypsidae. Pg. 390, # 868. 
  2. Solovyev A. V., 2014. Parasa Moore auct. Phylogenetic review of the complex from the Palaearctic and Indomalayan regions (Lepidoptera, Limacodidae). Proc. Mus. Witt Munich 1. Munich– Vilnius, 240 pp.
  3. http://www.thaibugs.com/wp-content/gallery/limacodidae/Limacodidae%20Parasa%20sp.%20nr%20bicolor.jpg
  4. http://www.boldsystems.org/index.php/Taxbrowser_Taxonpage?taxid=646369 [accessed 10 June 2017]

Note: Genus revised by Solovyev, 2014. 

 

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Thespea bicolor (Walker, 1855) – . In Sondhi, S., Y. Sondhi, R.P. Singh, P. Roy and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 3.71. Published by the Indian Foundation for Butterflies. URL: https://www.mothsofindia.org/thespea-bicolor, accessed 2024/03/02.