Diagnostics of Perina nuda (F) (Lepidoptera: Erebidae)


  • R K Balaji Department of Agricultural Entomology, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore 641003, Tamil Nadu
  • N Chitra Department of Agricultural Entomology, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore 641003, Tamil Nadu
  • R Arulprakash Department of Seed Science and Technology, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore 641003, Tamil Nadu
  • S Mohankumar Centre for Plant Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore 641003, Tamil Nadu
  • R Kumaraperumal Department of Remote Sensing and Geographical Information System, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore 641003, Tamil Nadu




Clearwing tussock moth, Perina nuda, redescription, morphology, genitalia, diagnosis, DNA barcoding, phylogeny


Clearwing tussock moths were collected from different parts of Tamil Nadu, India. The occurrence of Perina nuda (F.) has been documented with morphological studies. Male moths bear no resemblance to females, with almost hyaline forewing and hind wings drab grey to pale purplish grey with a hyaline patch at the apical angle of the hind wing. Females with capucine buff-coloured wings. Males have asymmetrical genitalia with pointed-finger shaped uncus. The species identity was confirmed through DNA barcodes submitted to GenBank (RKB004-21 and MZ540881). The molecular phylogeny revealed that it formed separate clade from the available P. nuda barcodes with a meagre 2% variation.


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Balaji, R. K., Chitra, N., Arulprakash, R., Mohankumar, S., & Kumaraperumal, R. (2023). Diagnostics of <i>Perina nuda</i> (F) (Lepidoptera: Erebidae). Indian Journal of Entomology, 85(3), 731–736. https://doi.org/10.55446/IJE.2022.174



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