Lymantria detersa Walker, 1865 - Detersa Tussock Moth

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Lymantria detersa - Detersa Tussock Moth


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Lymantria detersa Walker, 1865 – Detersa Tussock Moth: Casuarina equisetifolia (Casuarinaceae) (Robinson et al. 2010).

  1. OD: Lymantria detersa Walker, 1865. List Spec. Lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. 32: 365; TL: Mauritius [error] at http://archive.org/stream/listofspecimenso3132brit#page/365/mode/1up [accessed 09 November 2017]
  2. Schintlmeister, A. 2004. The Taxonomy of the genus Lymantria HÜBNER, [1819] (Lepidoptera: Lymantriidae). Quadrifina Band 7, Pp. 1-248. Fig 59-61. Pg. 26.
  3. Pogue, M. G. & P. W. Schaefer. 2007. A review of selected species of Lymantria HÜBNER [1819] (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae: Lymantriinae)- Pg 65, pl 3- fig 1 (Male). 

Notes: Lymantria detersa is very similar to L. obfuscata and is distinguishable by lacking the fuscous discal spot and the absence of the fuscous marginal fascia on the hindwings. The female of detersa is wingless. Lymantria detersa is also similar to L. incerta which has a chequered fringe on all the wings. Both incerta and obfuscata occur in N. India (Schintlmeister 2004).

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Lymantria detersa Walker, 1865 – Detersa Tussock Moth. 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/lymantria-detersa, accessed 2024/04/14.