Pydnella (Phalera), Bryk, 1949

Chandra, Kailash, Mazumder, Arna, Sanyal, Abesh Kumar, Ash, Anirban, Bandyopadhyay, Uttaran, Mallick, Kaushik & Raha, Angshuman, 2018, Catalogue of Indian Notodontidae Stephens, 1829 (Lepidoptera: Noctuoidea), Zootaxa 4505 (1), pp. 1-84 : 46

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4505.1.1

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:3357F55C-14EF-4EF5-967F-84DBBB40EF50

DOI

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5954192

persistent identifier

https://treatment.plazi.org/id/0C3E87AF-FFD7-306F-FF14-FE3892AEF913

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scientific name

Pydnella (Phalera)
status

 

Phalera (Phalera) birmicola Bryk, 1949

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Phalera sangana birmicola Bryk, 1949; 42 A: 7.

Phalera sundana Holloway, 1982: 201.

Phalera (Phalera) birmicola; Schintlmeister, 2013; 11: 329.

TL: Washaung [Myitkyina, Myanmar]; TD: SRMNH

Distribution: India: Uttarakhand. Elsewhere: Indonesia (Borneo), Malaysia, Myanmar.

Material Examined: Uttarakhand, Pithoragarh dist., Askot WLS, Jauljivi (29.7508°N; 80.3788°E, 632 m), 19.ix.2016 (1♂), Coll. A.K. Sanyal & Party. GoogleMaps

Diagnosis: Half of forewing: ♂ 38mm. Phalera (Phalera) birmicola belongs to the grotei complex of species, which is hard to distinguish morphologically from P. grotei Moore, 1860. P. birmicola differs in having abdomen with alternating fuscous brown and yellowish bands and fuscous brown hindwings.

In male genitalia, birmicola differs from grotei in having thicker and tapered uncus, deeper and cup-shaped groove in socii and finer costal flaps of valve.

Note: New record to India.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Lepidoptera

Family

Notodontidae

Genus

Pydnella