Comostola turgescens (Prout, 1917) -

Taxonomic Information

In this species the forewing red margin slightly expands at and/or just before the tornus, unlike the very similiar C. pyrrhogona. Examples of C. pyrrhogona http://www.inaturalist.org/observations/1087158http://www.boldsystems.org/index.php/Taxbrowser_Taxonpage?taxid=123824

Comostola Meyrick, 1888 species known from the Indian subcontinent. 

Comostola caerulea Warren, 1893. Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh.

Comostola cedilla Prout, 1917. Andaman Is. 

Comostola chlorargyra (Walker, 1861). India sub-region.

Comostola dispansa (Walker, 1861). Sri Lanka. 

Comostola dyakaria (Walker, 1861). Khasi Hills, Meghalaya.

Comostola hauensteini Smetacek, 2004. Uttarakhand (TL: Bhimtal), Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh, West Bengal. 

Comostola hypotyphla Prout, 1917. Dalhousie, Himachal Pradesh. 

Comostola inops Prout, 1912. Kashmir: Lidda Valley, Lidderwat, 6700ft, Arunachal Pradesh.

Comostola laesaria (Walker, 1861). India; Sri Lanka (TL). 
Comostola leucosticta Yazaki, 1993. India: Arunachal Pradesh; Nepal (TL). 

Comostola maculata (Moore, 1868). West Bengal.

Comostola meritaria (Walker, 1861). India; Sri Lanka (TL).

Comostola multimaculata (Pajni & Walia, 1984). Himachal Pradesh, Nauni. 

Comostola mundata Warren, 1896. Khasi Hills, Meghalaya.

Comostola ovifera (Warren, 1893). India: Sikkim; Tibet. 

Comostola pyrrhogona (Walker, 1866). South India.

Comostola quantula (Swinhoe, 1886), Mumbai, Maharashtra. 

Comostola subtiliaria (Bremer, 1864). Himalayas. 

Comostola subtiliaria demeritaria Prout, 1917. Khasi Hills, Meghalaya.

Comostola turgescens (Prout, 1917). Khasi Hills, Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh.

Comostola virago Prout, 1926. Khasi Hills, Meghalaya. 

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

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  1. Holloway, J. D. 1998. The Moths of Borneo. Part 9. Geometridae: Oenochrominae, Desmobathrinae, Geometrinae.
    http://www.mothsofborneo.com/part-9/geometrini/geometrini_48_10.php [accessed 5 July 2016]
  2. Ratnasingham, S. & Hebert, P. D. N. 2007. BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data System (website). http://www.boldsystems.org/index.php/Taxbrowser_Taxonpage?taxid=535195 [accessed 5 July 2016]

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Comostola turgescens (Prout, 1917) – . In Sondhi, S., Y. Sondhi, R.P. Singh, P. Roy and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 3.74. Published by the Indian Foundation for Butterflies. URL: https://moths.ncbs.res.in/comostola-turgescens, accessed 2024/07/18.