Gabala argentata Butler, 1878 -

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Gabala argentata -


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Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh11
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West Bengal1
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  1. Gabala argentata Butler, 1878. Ill. Het. Brit. Mus. 2:56, pl. 39/3; TL: Japan, Yokohama
  2. Kononenko, V. S. & A. Pinratana. 2013. Moths of Thailand, Volume 3: Noctuoidea Part 2: Addendum to Vol. 3, Part 1, Families Erebidae, Nolidae, Euteliidae, Noctuidae and Checklist. Brothers of St. Gabriel in Thailand, Bangkok. 625 pp. + 55 pls. Plate 30/30-31.
  3. http://www.jpmoth.org/~dmoth/78_Nolidae/02_Chloephorinae/4007_Gabala_argentata/Gabala_argentata.htm [accessed 12 February 2021]
  4. https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/319457-Gabala-argentata

Gabala polyspilalis Walker, [1866] 
Separating Gabala argentata and Gabala polyspilalis based on Roger Kendrick comments on iNaturalist. 
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/68150583#activity_identification_47f024f8-e7fb-4f02-aab8-f7b65799ac5a

My notes: Gabala polyspilalis has a large quadrate spot as part of the medial band and the sub-costal white spots are larger; in Gabala argentata, this spot is usually triangular with a white trailing edge or tail which loops around the cell spot; the sub-costal white spots are usually smaller. The FW cilia in Gabala polyspilalis has has a brown spot, mid termen, and the wing is slight indented at the same spot. In argentata, the termen is smoothly rounded and this brown spot is absent on the cilia.

Page citation

Anonymous 2023. Gabala argentata Butler, 1878 – . In Sondhi, S., Y. Sondhi, R.P. Singh, P. Roy and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 3.50. Published by the Indian Foundation for Butterflies. URL: https://moths.ncbs.res.in/gabala-argentata, accessed 2023/05/29.