Nebula homophana (Hampson, 1895) -

Taxonomic Information

Similiar species:

Similar species from India

Colostygia albigirata (Kollar, [1844])

Colostygia ustipennis (Hampson, 1895)

Compared with Colostygia albigirata (Kollar, [1844]), antenna is not bipectinated, FW ante medial line has a distinct tooth subcostally & is more irregular posteriorly, the outward projection of the post-medial line is more rounded, & the overall marginal band is broader.
Colostygia ustipennis (Hampson, 1895): male antennae bipectinated, reddish fawn. 
Coenotephria homophoeta Prout, 1926:male antennae subdentate, brownish suffusion at certain places, light cinnamon wash in distal area & a clear white spot (Seitz Vol 12).

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  1. OD: Larentia homophana, 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, 369, #3688.
  2. Cidaria homophana; Seitz, A. (Ed.). 1934. The Macrolepidoptera of the World,  Supplement 4. pp. 1-248. Pg. 140, Pl.13i. Text at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/252196#page/145/mode/1up. Plate at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/252192#page/41/mode/1up
  3. Coenotephria homophana; Seitz, A. (Ed.). 1920.The Macrolepidoptera of the World, Vol. 12, pg. 268. Text at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/251778#page/276/mode/1up
  4. Prout, L. B. 1924. New Palearctic Geometridae. Bulletin of the Hill Musuem, 478-483. Part 2, pg. 482. Text at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/100617#page/600/mode/1up. Considers petri as a subspecies. 
  5. Antepirrhoe homophana; Warren, W. 1905. New American Thyrididae, Uraniidae, and Geometridae. Novit. Zool. 12: 307–379. 
  6. Choi, S.W., 2001. Phylogeny of Eulithis Hübner and related genera (Lepidoptera: Geometridae), with an implication of wing pattern evolution. American Museum Novitates, 2001(3318), pp.1-37. Mentioned that he was not able to examine this specimen to assess genus.
  7. Scoble, M.J. & A. Hausmann [updated 2007]: Online list of valid and available names of the Geometridae of the World [http://www.herbulot.de/globalspecieslist.htm] [accessed 26 December 2021] for placement as Nebula homophana (Hampson, 1895). 

Page citation

Anonymous 2023. Nebula homophana (Hampson, 1895) – . In Sondhi, S., Y. Sondhi, R.P. Singh, P. Roy and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 3.60. Published by the Indian Foundation for Butterflies. URL: https://moths.ncbs.res.in/nebula-homophana, accessed 2023/09/26.