Sphrageidus simlensis (Gupta, 1986) -

Taxonomic Information

Sphrageidus Maes, 1984 species known from the Indian subcontinent. 
Sphrageidus simlensis (Gupta, 1986) (Porthesia). India: Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh (TL: Shimla).
Sphrageidus similis (Fuessly, 1775) (Phalaena). India: Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh; Sri Lanka. 

Sphrageidus xanthorrhoea (Kollar, 1848) (Liparis). India: Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand; Nepal; Sri Lanka (TL). 

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

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  1. OD: Porthesia simlensis Gupta,1986. Reichenbachia, 24:107-108
  2. Wang, H., Wahlberg, N., Holloway, J.D., Bergsten, J., Fan, X., Janzen, D.H., Hallwachs, W., Wen, L., Wang, M. and Nylin, S., 2015. Molecular phylogeny of Lymantriinae (Lepidoptera, Noctuoidea, Erebidae) inferred from eight gene regions. Cladistics, 31(6), pp.579-592. For generic placement in Sphrageidus and tribal placement in Nygmiini.
  3. Kaleka, A.S., D. Singh & G. Bali. 2020. Present status of the genus Sphrageidus Maes, 1984 (Lepidoptera: Erebidae: Lymantriinae) from India. Journal of Threatened Taxa. 12. 16153-16160. 
 

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Sphrageidus simlensis (Gupta, 1986) – . 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/sphrageidus-simlensis, accessed 2024/05/26.