Hypomecis infixaria (Walker, 1860) -

Taxonomic Information

List of Hypomecis Hübner, 1821 known from India based on Kirti et al. (2019). 
Hypomecis arcearia (Sampson, 1902). India: Sindh Valley, Kashmir. 
Hypomecis assimilis (Warren, 1902). India: Indian Himalaya. 
Hypomecis biserrata (Hampson 1902). India: Kulu, Himachal Pradesh. 
Hypomecis carinenta (Cramer, 1777). India: Coromandel, Tamil Nadu. 
Hypomecis cineracea (Moore, 1888). India: Darjeeling, West Bengal. 
Hypomecis crasstrtigata (Christoph, 1881). India: North India. 
Hypomecis diffusaria (Alberts, 1949). India: North India: Bashahr, Himachal Pradesh. 
Hypomecis fasciata (Swinhoe, 1894). India: Khasi Hills, Cherrapunji, Meghalaya, Kurseyong, West Bengal. 
Hypomecis fulvosparsa (Hampson, 1895). India: Sikkim. 
Hypomecis galucocincta (Hampson, 1907). India: Kashmir, Koksar, Himachal Pradesh.
Hypomecis infixaria (Walker, 1860). India: N. & S. India. 
Hypomecis latifascia (Hampson, 1891). India: Nilgiri District, the plateau, 6700ft. 
Hypomecis leucocyma (Hampson, 1907). India: Kashmir, Barra Larcha. 
Hypomecis lioptilaria (Swinhoe, 1903). India: NE Himalaya. 
Hypomecis oblivia (Prout, 1925). India: Assam, Shillong, Meghalaya. 
Hypomecis pallida (Hampson, 1891). India: Nilgiri District, N Slopes, 3500ft and S slopes, 3000ft; Tamil Nadu, Kerala. 
Hypomecis paradaria (Moore, 1868). India: Bengal. 
Hypomecis polysticta (Hampson, 1902). 
Hypomecis polystrota (Hampson, 1907). India: Kashmir, Rala, Punjab, Koksar, Himachal Pradesh. 
Hypomecis procursaria (Walker, 1860), India. 
Hypomecis ratotaria (Swinhoe, 1894). India: Khasi Hills, Shillong, Cherrapunji, Meghalaya. 
Hypomecis reparata (Walker, 1860). India: Khasi Hills, Meghalaya. Hypomecis glochinophora (Prout, 1925) is a junior synonym of Hypomecis reparata (Walker, 1860). 
Hypomecis separata separata (Walker, 1860). India. 
Hypomecis serratilinea (Warren, 1896). India: Khasi Hills, Meghalaya. 
Hypomecis suasria (Guenee, 1858). India. 
Hypomecis tamilensis Sato, 2016. Tamil Nadu. 
Hypomecis tetragonata (Walker, 1862). India: Darjeeling, West Bengal. 
Hypomecis transcissa (Walker, 1860). India: Kangara district, Dharmsala, Himachal Pradesh.

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

Similar species: Hypomecis transcissa (Walker, 1860). 
Vide Hampson, pg 271, transcissa differs from infixaria in the antemedial line of fore wing being less regular ; the cell-spots smaller ; the medial line waved ; the post-medial line of both wings more oblique ; the submarginal line much more prominent. Underside pale fuscous, with small cell-spots, obsolescent postmedial line, and diffused marginal band. 

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Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir
Madhya Pradesh
Tamil Nadu
Uttar Pradesh
West Bengal
  1. Boarmia infixaria Walker, 1860. List of the specimens of lepidopterous insects in the collection of the British Museum Vol. 21. p. 379 . TL: N. India. Text at  https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/120012#page/645/mode/1up
  2. Boarmia infixaria; Hampson, G. F. 1895. The Fauna of British India including Ceylon and Burma. Moths, Vol.3. Taylor & Francis, London. Noctuidae (cont.) to Geometridae 546 p - 226 figs. pg. 271, # 3422. 
  3. Kirti, J.S., T. Goyal & M. Kaur. 2009. Morphology of the external male genitalia of five Indian geometrid species (Lepidoptera). Journal of Threatened Taxa 1(9): 484-487.
  4. Goyal, T., 2010. Taxonomic studies on family Geometridae (Lepidoptera) from Western Ghats of India. PhD thesis, Punjabi University. 279 pp., 107 pls. Plate 38 for transcissa and plate 39 for infixaria. The images have been interchanged.
  5. Sondhi, Y., S. Sondhi, S. R. Pathour, & K. Kunte. 2018. Moth diversity (Lepidoptera: Heterocera) of Shendurney and Ponmudi in Agastyamalai Biosphere Reserve, Kerala, India, with notes on new records. Tropical Lepidoptera Research, 28(2). Image 169. 
  6. http://v3.boldsystems.org/index.php/Taxbrowser_Taxonpage?taxid=396750

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Hypomecis infixaria (Walker, 1860) – . 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/Hypomecis-infixaria, accessed 2024/02/26.