Xenoplia foraria (Guenée, [1858]) -

Taxonomic Information

 
 

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Antipercnia belluaria (Guenée, [1858])
Antipercnia belluaria has antennae of male minutely serrate and fasciculate. Forewing more elongate,distinctly visible when seen together. Forewings are not pale white, but suffused with more grey. Wingspan: 72 mm.
Xenoplia foraria has antennae of male with short stiff branches. Forewings are paler white. Many individuals of foraria have rufous markings on the abdomen, which belluaria seem to lack (pers. obs. SS). Wingspan: 48-56 mm. 
Smaller size, paler white, forewing shape and antennal pectinnations of male are the best way to separate foraria from belluaria

StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh2
Assam
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi
Goa
Gujarat
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
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
Uttarakhand31
West Bengal
Total312
  1. Percnia foraria Guenée, 1857. Hist. nat. Ins., Spec. gén. Lépid. 10: 217. TL: :”India”. Text at https://archive.org/stream/histoirenaturell10bois#page/217/mode/1up
  2. 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. 307, # 3544. 
  3. https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/516747-Percnia-foraria
  4. https://v3.boldsystems.org/index.php/Taxbrowser_Taxonpage?taxid=535068

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Xenoplia foraria (Guenée, [1858]) – . 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/xenoplia-foraria, accessed 2024/06/18.