Chorodna similis (Moore, 1888) -

Taxonomic Information

Chorodna Walker, 1860 species known from India. 
Chorodna adumbrata Moore, 1888. India: West Bengal (Darjeeling), Arunachal Pradesh.
Chorodna anepsia (Wehrli, 1941). India: West Bengal (Darjeeling), Sikkim (Kanchanjunga), Punjab, Himachal Pradesh (Shimla). 
Chorodna creataria (Guenée, [1858]). North India, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Sikkim; Nepal.
Chorodna erebusaria Walker, 1860. North India.
Chorodna fulgurita (Walker, 1860). India: Uttarakhand, E. Himalaya, NE India.
Chorodna gleba (Swinhoe, 1886). India: Maharashtra ( Pune).
Chorodna livida (Warren, 1893). India: Sikkim.
Chorodna mauraria (Guenée, [1858)]. India: Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh.
Chorodna metaphaeria (Walker, [1863]). India: West Bengal (Darjeeling), Arunachal Pradesh.
Chorodna moorei (Thierry-Mieg, 1899). E. Himalaya. 
Chorodna nigrovittata (Moore, [1868]). India: West Bengal, Sikkim. 
Chorodna objectaria (Walker, 1866). North India.
Chorodna obliterata (Moore, 1868). India: West Bengal.
Chorodna pallidularia Moore, [1868]. India: West Bengal (Darjeeling), Arunachal Pradesh.
Chorodna plumosa (Hampson, 1891). India: Nilgiri District, 
Chorodna praetextata (Felder, 1874).
Chorodna pulverulenta (Hampson, 1895). India: Himachal Pradesh (Dharamsala).
Chorodna reticulata (Hampson, 1895). India: Sikkim, Meghalaya (Khasi Hills). 
Chorodna sikkima (Moore, 1888). Darjeeling, West Bengal.
Chorodna similis (Moore, 1888). India: West Bengal (Darjeeling), Arunachal Pradesh.
Chorodna strixaria (Guenée, [1858]). India: Uttarakhand, E. Himalaya, NE India, Tripura, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu.
Chorodna tephrosiaria (Moore, [1868]). India: West Bengal.
Chorodna testaceata (Moore, [1868[). India: West Bengal.
Chorodna vagans (Moore, 1888). India: West Bengal (Darjeeling), Meghalaya (Khasi Hills).
Chorodna vulpinaria Moore, 1868. India: West Bengal (Darjeeling), Arunachal Pradesh.

Chorodna quadrinotata (Warren, 1893) is a junior synonym of Chorodna similis (Moore, 1888). 

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

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  1. OD: Medasina quadrinotata Warren, 1893. Proc. zool. Soc. Lond. 1893 (2): 417 - https://archive.org/details/proceedingsofgen93scie/page/417/mode/1up?view=theater
  2. Haruta, T. (Ed.). 1993. Moths of Nepal. Part 2. Pl.38:7
  3. Stüning, D. 2000. Additional notes on the Ennominae of Nepal with descriptions of eight new species (Geometridae), pp. 94-152. In: Moths of Nepal, Part 6. Tinea 16(Supplement 1). Tokyo, The Japan Heterocerists’ Society.
  4. Sondhi, S. Karmakar, T., Sondhi, Y. & K. Kunte. 2021. Moths of Tale Wildlife Sanctuary, Arunachal Pradesh, India with seventeen additions to the moth fauna of India (Lepidoptera: Heterocera). Tropical Lepidoptera Research 31(Supplement 2): 1-53. DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.5062572.
  5. https://v3.boldsystems.org/index.php/Taxbrowser_Taxonpage?taxid=1143393

Note: This was earlier incorrectly identified as Chorodna similis on the website. Corrected by GI/JD on 5 Sep 2022. Chorodna quadrinotata (Warren, 1893) is a junior synonym of Chorodna similis (Moore, 1888) (Stüning, 2000).

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Chorodna similis (Moore, 1888) – . In Sondhi, S., Y. Sondhi, R.P. Singh, P. Roy and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 3.73. Published by the Indian Foundation for Butterflies. URL: https://moths.ncbs.res.in/chorodna-similis, accessed 2024/04/20.