Psyra spurcataria Walker, 1863 -

Taxonomic Information

Provisionally identified. This species cannot be reliably distinguished from Psyra crypta Yazaki, 1994, by external characters alone.

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

Similar species: Psyra crypta Yazaki, 1994.

This species cannot be reliably distinguished from Psyra crypta Yazaki, 1994, by external characters alone.

StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh
Assam
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi
Goa
Gujarat
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh11
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
Total11

Psyra spurcataria Walker, 1863: Rosa sp. (Rosaceae) (Robinson et al. 2010).

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  3. Liu, Z., Xue, D., Wang, W. and Han, H., 2013. A review of Psyra Walker, 1860 (Lepidoptera, Geometridae, Ennominae) from China, with description of one new species. Zootaxa, 3682(3), pp.459-474.
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Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Psyra spurcataria Walker, 1863 – . 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/psyra-spurcataria, accessed 2024/06/15.