Pachynoa spilosomoides complex (Moore, 1886) -

Taxonomic Information

Pachynoa Lederer, 1963 species known from India.
Pachynoa fuscilalis Hampson, 1891. India: Tamil Nadu, Nilgiri, S. slopes, 3000 ft (TL). 
Pachynoa hypsalis Hampson, 1896. Sikkim (TL). 
Pachynoa mineusalis (Walker, 1859) (Zebronia). India. 
Pachynoa sabelialis (Guenée, 1854) (Botys). Central India (TL). 
Pachynoa spilosomoides (Moore, 1886) (Pitacanda). Sri Lanka (TL). 
Pachynoa xanthochyta  (Turner, 1933) (Hypermeces). Australia (TL). 
Pachynoa thoosalis (Walker, 1859) (Botys).

As per exchanges with Terry Whitaker, it is likely that the Pachynoa species in the north-east India, are not Pachynoa xanthochyta (Turner, 1933) (TL: Australia) or Pachynoa spilosomoides (Moore, 1886) (TL: Sri Lanka), but an undescribed species, loosely assigned to the Pachynoa spilosomoides complex. South Indian species are probably Pachynoa spilosomoides (Moore, 1886). 
More details at https://www.facebook.com/groups/1486395711663203/search/?q=Pachynoa 

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

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As per exchanges with Terry Whitaker, it is likely that the Pachynoa species in the north-east India, are not Pachynoa xanthochyta (Turner, 1933) (TL: Australia) or Pachynoa spilosomoides (Moore, 1886) (TL: Sri Lanka), but an undescribed species, loosely assigned to the Pachynoa spilosomoides complex. South Indian species are probably Pachynoa spilosomoides (Moore, 1886). 
More details at https://www.facebook.com/groups/1486395711663203/search/?q=Pachynoa 

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Pachynoa spilosomoides complex (Moore, 1886) – . 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/pachynoa-spilosomoides-complex, accessed 2024/04/21.