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Hypopyra unistrigata

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Insecta
Superfamily  Noctuoidea
Rank  Species
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Lepidoptera
Family  Erebidae

Hypopyra unistrigata is a moth of the Erebidae family. It is found in China, India (West Bengal), Bangladesh, Sri Lanka (Trincomalee) and Cambodia.

Description

Wingspan is about 52-58 in male and 54-68 in female. Antennae of male with bristles and cilia. Fore and hind tibia sometimes spined. Male is grey speckled with brown color. Head dark colored. Fore wings with curved and waved antemedial, medial and postmedial lines. Stigma sometimes well developed, usually reduced to spots or obsolete. A pale straight sub-marginal line found runs to both wings. Female much paler and greyer. Specimens found from Myanmar has the lilacine greyish ground color, where the female grey and vinous red suffused. Sri Lankan male form is purplish with a reddish tinge and some yellow on postmedial line of fore wings.

References

Hypopyra unistrigata Wikipedia


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