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Fascellina chromataria

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Insecta
Family  Geometridae
Rank  Species
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Lepidoptera
Genus  Fascellina
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Similar  Chiasmia emersaria, Krananda, Thinopteryx crocoptera, Corymica, Hyposidra talaca

Fascellina chromataria is a moth in the family Geometridae. It is found in Korea, Japan, Taiwan, China, India, Bhutan and Sri Lanka.

Description

The wingspan of male is 38 mm. Fore wings with outer and inner margins excised towards outer angle. Hind wings with the costa and apex more or less truncate and excised. Cilia non-crenulate. Male has deep reddish brown body with an olive shade and slightly suffused with purplish grey. Wings with dark striae. Fore wings with grey costa. There is an oblique antemedial line angled below costa and a yellow spot at end of cell often with a hyaline center. Traces of a postmedial line can be seen. A curved and waved purplish grey submarginal line present angled below costa, and on the hind wings becoming postmedial. Ventral side of fore wings with yellow basal half, brown outer area, bright reddish brown inside the postmedial line. This postmedial line is prominent, angled and purple colored, or with a quadrate sinus below costa and often waved towards inner margin. Hind wings yellow, suffused and striated with rufous outer area. There is an indistinct postmedial and curved crenulate submarginal line present. Wingspan of female is 44mm. Female much similar to male, but differs in much red in color.

Larva purplish black with irregular purple red markings in the thoracic segements. Head cleft and produced to two papillae. The larvae have been recorded feeding on Lindera, Cinnamomea, Machilus and Illicium species.

References

Fascellina chromataria Wikipedia


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