Herochroma elaearia (Hampson, 1903) -

Taxonomic Information

Herochroma Swinhoe, 1893 species known from India.
Herochroma baba Swinhoe, 1893. India: Meghalaya (TL: Khasi Hills).
Herochroma baibarana baibarana (Matsumura, 1931). India: NE Himalaya, Assam, Meghalaya (Khasi Hills). 
Herochroma orientalis (Holloway, 1982). NE Himalaya; Sri Lanka is its synonym. 
Herochroma cristata cristata (Warren, 1894). India: Sikkim. Herochroma subopalina (Warren, 1894) is its synonym. 
Herochroma subspoliata (Prout, 1916). India: Nilgiris (TL).
Herochroma elaearia (Hampson, 1903). India: Sikkim, Meghalaya (Khasi Hills).
Herochroma farinosa (Warren, 1893), NW Himalayas, Lahoul.
Herochroma flavitincta (Warren, 1897). India: Meghalaya (TL: Khasi Hills).
Herochroma liliana (Swinhoe, 1892). India: Meghalaya (TL: Khasi Hills).
Herochroma ochreipicta (Swinhoe, 1905). India: Meghalaya (TL: Khasi Hills).
Herochroma subtepens (Walker, 1860). India: Sikkim, Meghalaya (Khasi Hills).
Herochroma usneata (Felder & Rogenhofer, 1875). India: Himalayas.
Herochroma viridaria (Moore, 1868). India: West Bengal.
Herochroma yazakii Inoue, 1999. Nepal [Godavari]; India: West Bengal (Darjeeling).

Herochroma costata Kirti, Goyal & Kaur, 2012. Karnataka. This species name is thus considered a nomen nudum (Plotkin & Kawahara, 2020). 

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

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Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh2
Assam
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi
Goa
Gujarat
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir
Jharkhand
Karnataka
Kerala
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra
Manipur
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Paschimbanga
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
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Tamil Nadu
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Uttarakhand
West Bengal
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  1. Pseudoterpna elaearia Hampson, 1903. J. Bombay nat. Hist. Soc. 14 (4): 654; TL: Sikkim; Khasia Hills. Text at https://archive.org/details/journalofbombayn14190203bomb/page/654/mode/1up?view=theater
  2. Inoue, H. 1999. Revision of the genus Herochroma Swinhoe (Geometridae, Geometrinae). Tinea 16 (2): 76-105. Pg. 94. Image 27, 28. 
  3. Herochroma elaearia; 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. Image 386. Incorrectly identified as Herochroma viridaria Moore, 1867. 

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Herochroma elaearia (Hampson, 1903) – . 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/Herochroma-elaearia, accessed 2024/02/24.