Photo Gallery and Species Biology
Locharna limbata (Collenette, 1932).
The dark form male of limbata has a buff band along the margin of the hind wing. Locharna strigipennis lacks this buff band. Females of the two species, and the male pale form of Locharna strigipennis are difficult to separate without specimens.
|Andaman and Nicobar Islands|
|Dadra & Nagar Haveli|
|Daman & Diu|
|Jammu and Kashmir|
- Moore, F. (1879). Descriptions of new Indian Lepidopterous Insects from the collection of the late Mr. W.S. Atkinson Descr. Indian lep. Atkinson (1) pg. 53 plate 3 fg.11
- Hampson, G.F. . The Fauna of British India including Ceylon and Burma. Moths, Vol. 1. Taylor & Francis, London. Pp. xxiii + 527. Saturniidae to Hypsidae, pg 457, # 1023 as Pida strigipennis.
- inaturalist.org. http://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/417504-Locharna-strigipennis [accessed 25 October 2016]
- Taiwan Moth Information Center. http://twmoth.tesri.gov.tw/peo/FBMothQuery.aspx?F=Erebidae&G=Locharna&S=Locharna%20strigipennis [accessed 25 October 2016]
Notes: Locharna strigipennis Moore, 1879 is sexually dimorphic. It has a dark and a pale male form, while the female look like the pale male form. The sexes can be separated by the stronger pectinations in the male. The dark form is largely black.
Anonymous 2023. Locharna strigipennis Moore, 1879 – . 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/locharna-strigipennis, accessed 2023/06/04.