Pingasa pseudoterpinaria (Guenée, [1858]) -

Subspecies in India

Pingasa pseudoterpinaria (Guenée, [1858]) with two subspecies known from India. 
Pingasa pseudoterpinaria gracilis Prout, 1916. Khasi Hills. 
Pingasa pseudoterpinaria tephrosiaria Guenée, [1858]. NW Himalaya.

Taxonomic Information

List of Pingasa Moore, [1887] known from India based on Kirti et al. (2019).
Pingasa alba alba Swinhoe, 1891. India: Khasi Hills, Meghalaya.
Pingasa chlora chlora (Stoll, 1782). India: Indian Himalaya.
Pingasa crenaria (Guenée, 1858). India: Central India.
Pingasa dispensata (Walker, 1860). India: North India.
Pingasa elutriata Prout, 1916. India: Darjeeling, West Bengal.
Pingasa lariaria (Walker, 1860). India: Bengal.
Pingasa pseudoterpinaria gracilis Prout, 1916. India: Khasi Hills, Meghalaya. 
Pingasa pseudoterpinaria tephrosiaria Guenée, 1858. India: NW Himalaya. 
Pingasa rubicunda Warren, 1894. India: Khasi Hills, Meghalaya.
Pingasa rufofasciata Moore, 1888. India: Darjeeling, West Bengal, Arunachal Pradesh.
Pingasa ruginaria ruginaria (Guenée, [1858]). India: North India.
Pingasa ruginaria andamanica Prout, 1916. India: South Andaman, Port Blair.
Pingasa subviridis Warren, 1896. India: Cherrapunji, Meghalaya.
Pingasa venusta Warren, 1894. India: Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh.

Unconfirmed records
Pingasa multispurcata Prout, 1913. An African species.

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

Similar species
Pingasa dispensata (Walker, 1860). India: North India, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu.
Pingasa dispensata with OD at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/120012#page/701/mode/1up. However, the base of P. dispensata UN is luteous, as per OD, which is not the case in Pingasa pseudoterpinaria. Moreover Hampson mentions P. dispensata is smaller and whiter. 

Pingasa chlora chlora (Stoll, 1782). India: Indian Himalaya.
Differs from chlora in being uniformly and much more irrorated with fuscous. Underside without traces of yellow, but with a grey tinge ; the submarginal band fuscous, much reduced, and narrow. Black-tipped points of the post-medial present in pseudoterpinaria; absent in chlora. The second loop (near the inner margin) of the ante-medial line is more pointed in chlora; more rounded in pseudoterpinaria
Han Geo, Fauna Sinica, Pl. 10/8-9 for Pingasa chlora chlora

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Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh
Assam
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi
Goa
Gujarat
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh1
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
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  1. Pingasa pseudoterpinaria tephrosiaria Guenée, [1858]. Hist. Nat. insects (Spec. gen. Lepid), 9:277. Inde Orientales. 
  2. Pingasa pseudoterpinaria gracilis Prout, 1916. Novit. Zool. 23:7. TL: Khasi Hills. Text at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/105188#page/23/mode/1up
  3. 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. 473 as Pseudoterpa tephrosiaria and listing Pingasa pseudoterpinaria as a synonym. 
  4. Han, H. & Xue, D. 2011. Fauna Sinica (Insecta Vol. 54, Lepidoptera, Geometridae, Geometrinae). Science Press, Beijing. 787 pp. Pl. 10/14-15. 
  5. http://www.jpmoth.org/Geometridae/Geometrinae/Pingasa_pseudoterpnaria_pseudoterpnaria.html
  6. https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/951799-Pingasa-pseudoterpnaria
     

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Pingasa pseudoterpinaria (Guenée, [1858]) – . 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/Pingasa-pseudoterpinaria, accessed 2024/02/26.