Chlorodontopera discospilata (Moore, [1868]) -

Taxonomic Information

Similar species: Chlorodontopera chalybeata (Moore, 1872) 
Odontopera chalybeata Moore, 1872. Proc. zool. Soc. Lond. 1872 (2): 580, pl. 34, f. 4; TL: N.India. Text at https://archive.org/details/proceedingsofgen72zool/page/580/mode/1up?view=theater. Plate at https://archive.org/details/proceedingsofgen72zool/page/n643/mode/1up?view=theater
https://www.mothsofborneo.com/part-9/geometrini/geometrini_20_1.php
Note: According to Hampson, 1895. pg 482, no. 4033 "Male. Differs from discopilata in the frons being black; some black marks at base of cilia; the discocelluar spot of forewing smaller; the underside purplish brown, without markings." Specimens of Chlorodontopera chalybaeata on Bold systems do not however show the the discocelluar spot of forewing smaller and those of discospilata of a rather variable in size. 

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

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  1. Hampson, G. F. 1895. The Fauna of British India including Ceylon and Burma. Moths, Vol.3. Taylor & Francis, London. Noctuidae (cont.) to Geometridae. Pg. 482, #4033
  2. jpmoth.org. Digital Moths of Asia. http://www.jpmoth.org/~dmoth/Digital_Moths_of_Asia/85_GEOMETROIDEA/04_GEOMETRIDAE/07_Geometrinae/20_Chlorodontopera/Chlorodontopera%20discospilata/Chlorodontopera%20discospilata.htm [accessed 11 Sep 2015]
  3. Ratnasingham, S. & Hebert, P. D. N. 2007. BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data System (website). http://www.boldsystems.org/index.php/Taxbrowser_Taxonpage?taxid=142056 [accessed 11 Sep 2015]

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Chlorodontopera discospilata (Moore, [1868]) – . 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://moths.ncbs.res.in/chlorodontopera-discospilata, accessed 2024/03/03.