Pogonopygia pavida (Bastelberger, 1911) -

Subspecies in India

Note: Four subpsecies are listed for this taxon as under: 

Pogonopygia pavida pavida (Bastelberger, 1911). Taiwan (TL). 
Pogonopygia pavida baria Prout, 1932. Borneo (TL); NE Himalaya; Nepal (Yazaki, 1994)
Pogonopygia pavida contaminata Inoue, 1971. Japan.
Pogonopygia pavida xanthura Prout, 1928. Sumatra, Peninsular Malaysia. 
Yazaki (1994) placed the NE Himalayan and Nepal populations as baria, but there are significant variations shown in Nepal and NE Himalayan individuals, so their specific/subspecific status needs investigation. 

Taxonomic Information

Pogonopygia Warren, 1894 species known from India (Kirti et al 2018)..
Pogonopygia nigralbata Warren, 1894. India: Meghalaya (TL: Khasi Hills), Arunachal Pradesh; Nepal. 
Pogonopygia pavida baria (Prout, 1928). N. India; Nepal. 

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

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Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh11
Assam
Bihar
Chandigarh
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Daman & Diu
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Jammu and Kashmir
Jharkhand
Karnataka
Kerala
Lakshadweep
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Nagaland
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Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand
West Bengal1
Total111
  1. OD: Dilophodes pavida Bastelberger, 1911, Societas ent. 25: 90.
  2. Pogonopygia pavida baria (Prout, 1928). J. Fed. Malay. Stae Mus. 17: 109. Borneo (TL).
  3. Yazaki, K. 1994. Geometridae, pp. 5-40. In: Moths of Nepal, Part 3. Tinea 14(Supplement 1). Tokyo, The Japan Heterocerists’ Society. pg. 24 & 25, pl. 70/8. As Pogonopygia pavida baria. 
  4. https://v3.boldsystems.org/index.php/Taxbrowser_Taxonpage?taxid=749758
  5. http://www.jpmoth.org/Geometridae/Ennominae/Pogonopygia_pavida_contaminata.html

Note: Four subpsecies are listed for this taxon as under: 

Pogonopygia pavida pavida (Bastelberger, 1911). Taiwan (TL). 
Pogonopygia pavida baria Prout, 1932. Borneo (TL); NE Himalaya; Nepal (Yazaki, 1994)
Pogonopygia pavida contaminata Inoue, 1971. Japan.
Pogonopygia pavida xanthura Prout, 1928. Sumatra, Peninsular Malaysia. 
Yazaki (1994) placed the NE Himalayan and Nepal populations as baria, but there are significant variations shown in Nepal and NE Himalayan individuals, so their specific/subspecific status needs investigation. 

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Pogonopygia pavida (Bastelberger, 1911) – . 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/pogonopygia-pavida, accessed 2024/02/27.