Phlogophora pectinata (Warren, 1888) -

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Phlogophora pectinata -


From Bandyopadhyay et al 2021. 
Diagnosis: Wing expanse: Male: 32–34 mm, female: 34–36 mm. P. pectinata is typically identified by the pectinated antenna in males, whereas in female it is filiform. It closely resembles P. albovittata in outer morphology. The major differences are observed in the forewing of the two species having a distinct black spot conjoined with the basal patch in case of albovittata whereas it is disjunct from the basal area in pectinata; the submarginal sinuous line is distinctly defined in pectinata whereas it is completely absent in albovittata. Hindwing completely fuscous unlike albovittata where the basal and inner area are whitish. 

StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh1
Assam
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi
Goa
Gujarat
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh2
Jammu and Kashmir
Jharkhand
Karnataka
Kerala
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra
Manipur
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Paschimbanga
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand
West Bengal
Total12
  1. Euplexia pectinata Warren, 1888. Proc. Zool. Soc.: 308.TL:  W.India, Thundianai. 
  2. Euplexia pectinata Warren: Hampson, 1908, Cat. lepid. Phalaenae Br. Mus., 7: 221. Pl. 114/4. 
  3. Haruta, T. (Ed.). 1994. Moths of Nepal. Part 3. TINEA. Vol. 14 (Supplement 1). The Japan Heterocerists’ Society, Tokyo. Pg. 110, Pl. 85/6. 
  4. Bandyopadhyay, U., Dey, R., Bhattacharyya, K., Mallick, K., Mazumder, A., Gayen, S., Raha, A., Sanyal, A.K., Kumar, V., Uniyal, V.P. and Chandra, K., 2021. Taxonomy and ecology of genus Phlogophora Treitschke, 1825 (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) in Indian Himalaya with description of a new species. Zootaxa, 5004(2), pp.311-342. Fig. 12. 

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Phlogophora pectinata (Warren, 1888) – . 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/Phlogophora-pectinata, accessed 2024/02/24.