Kalatope Moths – ‘Pyralidae, Saturniidae, Sphingidae & Notodontidae’

Some of the most beautiful moths I have seen during my study of the Moths of Kalatope sanctuary, fall into these four families. I remember catching sight of the ‘Luna moth’ caught under a piece of wood and wondering if it was dead or alive… gently prising it out and seeing the slight flutter of life which caused no end of joy for seeing the beautiful creature live… I did not know if it had any defence mechanisms against the birds which could attack it, so hid it under the tiles on the roof, where it stayed the whole day and then fluttered away into the night…

I thank whole heartedly the members of IndianMoths group on Facebook who made me come alive to the existence of Moths, especially to Dr. Roger Kendrick and Peter Smetacek who even today deal patiently with my ignorance and guide me towards knowing these creatures…

Given below is the check-list of these four families, which are hyper-linked to the image pages… Any mistakes found on these pages can be kindly pointed out to me by leaving a comment on the page…

Kalatope Moths Check-list – ‘Pyralidae, Saturniidae, Sphingidae & Notodontidae’

FAMILY

SUB-FAMILY

TRIBE

SPECIES

Pyralidae

Epipaschiinae

Locastra c.f. muscosalis (Walker, [1866])

Pyralidae

Epipaschiinae

Salma sp – Walker, 1863

Pyralidae

Pyralinae

Endotrichini

Endotricha sp. – Zeller 1847

Pyralidae

Pyralinae

Pyralini

Heterocrasa expansalis – Warren, 1896

Pyralidae

Pyralinae

Pyralini

Orybina flaviplaga – Walker, 1863

Pyralidae

Pyralinae

Pyralini

Tamraca torridalis – Lederer, 1863

Pyralidae

Pyralinae

Pyralini

Toccolosida rubriceps – Walker, 1863

Pyralidae

Pyralinae

Sacada sp. – Walker, 1862

Pyralidae

Pyralinae

Pyralis sp – Linnaeus, 1758

Pyralidae

Epipaschiinae

Coenodomus sp – Walsingham, 1888

Pyralidae

Epipaschiinae

Saturniidae

Saturniinae

Saturniini

Actias selene – Hübner, 1807 (Luna moth / Indian Moon Moth)

Saturniidae

Saturniinae

Saturniini

Loepa katinka – Westwood, 1848

Saturniidae

Saturniinae

Saturniini

Loepa sp. – Moore, 1860

Saturniidae

Saturniinae

Caligula thibeta – Westwood, 1853

Sphingidae

Macroglossinae

Macroglossini

Macroglossum nycteris – Kollar, 1844

Sphingidae

Macroglossinae

Macroglossini

Rhagastis olivacea – Moore, 1872

Sphingidae

Macroglossinae

Macroglossini

Theretra nessus – Drury, 1773

Sphingidae

Macroglossinae

Macroglossini

Theretra oldenlandiae – Fabricius, 1775

Sphingidae

Macroglossinae

Dilophonotini

Cephonodes hylas – Linnaeus, 1771

Sphingidae

Smerinthinae

Sphingulini

Dolbina sp – Staudinger, 1877

Sphingidae

Smerinthinae

Smerinthini

Clanidopsis exusta – Butler, 1875

Sphingidae

Sphinginae

Sphingulini

Dolbinopsis (Dolbina) inexacta – Walker, 1856

Sphingidae

Sphinginae

Acherontiini

Agrius convolvuli – Linnaeus, 1758

Notodontidae

Dudusiinae

Dudusa sphingiformis – Moore, 1872

Notodontidae

Phalerinae

Phalera parivala – Moore, 1859

Notodontidae

Pygaerinae

Clostera sp – Samouelle, 1819

Notodontidae

Spatalia (subgen. Allata) sp. – Hübner, 1819

Notodontidae

Ceirinae

Bireta longivitta Walker 1856

Notodontidae

Ceirinae

allied to the genera Bireta and Periergos

Notodontidae

Notodontini

Neodrymonia sp – Matsumura, 1920

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Kalatope Moths – Zygaenidae, Drepanidae & Lasiocampidae

Credits first: Thankful to Dr. Roger Kendrick and Peter Smetacek for leading me to these identifications and helping me to learn about moths, as also to the members of the facebook groups… who through their constant appreciation and ‘likes’ made it a special exercise to present the variety of moths found at Kalatope Wildlife Sanctuary…

Please DO report any errors found on these pages through the comment box…

Check-list of Kalatope Moths – Families ‘Zygaenidae, Drepanidae & Lasiocampidae’

FAMILY

SUB-FAMILY

TRIBE

SPECIES

Zygaenidae

Chalcosiinae

Chalcosiini

Campylotes histrionicus – Westwood, 1839

Zygaenidae

Chalcosiinae

Chalcosiini

Chalcosia pectinicornis – Linnaeus, 1758

Zygaenidae

Chalcosiinae

Chalcosiini

Soritia puchella – Kollar, 1844

Zygaenidae

Chalcosiinae

Chalcosiini

Soritia puchella complex – Kollar, 1844

Zygaenidae

Procridinae

Artonini

Artona (=BALATAEA) zebraica – Butler, 1876

Zygaenidae

Procridinae

Artonini

Artona quadrimaculata – Moore, 1879

Drepanidae

Drepaninae

Drepanini

Agnidra discispilaria – Moore, 1868

Drepanidae

Drepaninae

Drepanini

Drepana pallida, Moore, 1879

Drepanidae

Drepaninae

Drepanini

Macrauzata fenestraria, Moore, 1868

Drepanidae

Drepaninae

Drepanini

Macrocilix mysticata – Walker, 1863

Drepanidae

Drepaninae

Oretini

Oreta sp. Walker, 1855 (c.f. O.vatama)

Drepanidae

Thyatirinae

Thyatirini

Thyatira batis, Linnaeus, 1758

Drepanidae

Thyatirinae

 

Habrosyne sp. Hübner, 1821 (c.f. H.indica)

Drepanidae

Drepaninae

 

Auzata sp. Walker, 1863 (c.f. A.semipavonaria)

Drepanidae

Drepaninae

 

Callidrepana patrana – Moore, 1866

 

Lasiocampidae

Lasiocampinae

Pinarini

Lebeda sp – Walker, 1855 (c.f. L. nobilis)

Lasiocampidae

Lasiocampinae

Pinarini

Dendrolimus sp. – Germar, 1812 (c.f. D. cheela)

Lasiocampidae

Lasiocampinae

Pinarini

Kunugia lineata – Moore, 1879

Lasiocampidae

Lasiocampinae

Pinarini

Paralebeda plagifera – Walker, 1855

Lasiocampidae

Lasiocampinae

Trabalini

Trabala vishnou – Lefèbvre, 1827

Kalatope Moths – Family ‘Crambidae’

I am fortunate to be staying in a place where an abundance of flora and fauna is found, added to this, the luck of coming across the helpful community of ‘IndianMoths’ on Facebook, which has helped me understand and identify the Moth species I have come across. The members of this group like Dr. Roger Kendrick, Peter Smatacek, Sachin Gurule, Shubhalaxmi Vaylure… (and the list goes on) have supported my queries and continue guiding me in this field……

Presenting the check-list of the ‘Crambidae’ family of Moths from Kalatope. To see the images in this list, please click on it and the image page will open…

Please DO point out errors or suggestions for these pages in the comments box..

Kalatope Moths – Check-list of the ‘Crambidae’ Family

FAMILY

SUB-FAMILY

TRIBE

SPECIES

Crambidae

Acentropinae

 

Eoophyla sejunctalis, Snellen 1876

Crambidae

Crambinae

Crambini

Crambus sp, Fabricius, 1798

Crambidae

Spilomelinae

 

Bradina diagonalis, Guenee 1854

Crambidae

Pyraustinae

 

Pyrausta sp, Schrank, 1802

Crambidae

Schoeonobiinae

 

Scirpophaga sp. Treitschke 1832

Crambidae

Spilomelinae

 

c.f. Omiodes analis

Crambidae

Spilomelinae

 

Agathodes ostentalis, Geyer, 1837

Crambidae

Spilomelinae

 

Conogethes punctiferalis, Guenée, 1854

Crambidae

Spilomelinae

 

Cotachena sp. Moore 1885 (c.f. pubescens)

Crambidae

Spilomelinae

 

 

Crambidae

Spilomelinae

 

Herpetogramma luctuosalis, Bremer, 1864

Crambidae

Spilomelinae

 

Lamprosema commixta, Butler, 1873

Crambidae

Spilomelinae

 

Leucinodes orbonalis, Guenée, 1854

Crambidae

Spilomelinae

 

Maruca vitrata, Fabricius, 1787

Crambidae

Spilomelinae

 

Nomophila noctuella, Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775

Crambidae

Spilomelinae

 

Omiodes sp. – Guenée, 1854

Crambidae

Spilomelinae

 

Polythlipta cerealis Lederer, 1863

Crambidae

Spilomelinae

 

Pygospila tyres, Cramer, 1780

Crambidae

Spilomelinae

 

Spoladea recurvalis, Fabricius, 1775

Crambidae

Spilomelinae

 

Syngamia falsidicalis, Walker, 1859

Crambidae

Scopariinae

 

maybe Scoparia or Eudonia sp

Crambidae

Evergestinae

 

Crocidolomia pavonana – Fabricius, 1794

Crambidae

Acentropiinae

 

Eoophyla sp – Swinhoe, 1900

Moths of Kalatope – Family ‘Noctuidae’

Presenting the ‘Noctuidae’ family of the Kalatope Moths collection.

Each part of this collection bears thanks to Dr. Roger Kendrick and Peter Smetacek, who have played a major role in increasing my interest in the study of Moths in Kalatope.

The check-list is hyper-linked to the page with the images mentioned in this check-list… Please DO comment, if you spot any errors or id’s in this list…

Check-list of Kalatope Moths – Family ‘Noctuidae’

FAMILY

SUB-FAMILY

TRIBE

SPECIES

Noctuidae

Acronictinae

 

Auchmis inextricata – Moore, 1881

Noctuidae

Acronictinae

 

Nacna malachitis (Oberthur, 1880)

Noctuidae

Amphipyrinae

 

Unknown sp.

Noctuidae

Cuculliinae

 

Unknown sp.

Noctuidae

Eriopinae

 

Callopistria repleta – Walker, 1858

Noctuidae

Eriopinae

 

Callopistria sp. – Hübner, 1821 (c.f. placodoides)

Noctuidae

Noctuinae

Prodeniini

Spodoptera litura – Fabricius, 1775

Noctuidae

Heliothinae

 

Pyrrhia sp. – Hübner, 1821

Noctuidae

Noctuinae

Dypterigini

Trachea auriplena – Walker, 1857

Noctuidae

Noctuinae

Leucaniini

Mythimna sp. – Ochsenheimer, 1816

Noctuidae

Noctuinae

Phlogophorini

Conservula indica (Moore, 1867)

Noctuidae

Noctuinae

Noctuini

Agrotis sp – Ochsenheimer, 1816

Noctuidae

Noctuinae

Noctuini

Dichagyris sp – Lederer, 1857

Noctuidae

Noctuinae

 

Axylia renalis – Moore, 1881

Noctuidae

Noctuinae

Noctuini

Xestia sp. – Hübner, 1818

Noctuidae

Pantheinae

 

Arcte coerulea – Guenée, 1852

Noctuidae

Pantheinae

 

Trichosea sp – Grote, 1875 (c.f. T. champa)

Noctuidae

Plusiinae

 

Thysanoplusia intermixta – Warren, 1913

Noctuidae

Plusiinae

 

Thysanoplusia orichalcea – Fabricius, 1775

Noctuidae

   

Unknown sp.

Noctuidae

Plusiinae

 

Chrysodeixis sp – Hübner, [1821

Noctuidae

Pantheinae

 

Unknown sp.

Noctuidae

Eustrotiinae

 

Maliattha sp – Walker, 1863

Noctuidae

Calpinae

 

Eudocima tyrannus – Guenée, 1852

Noctuidae

Hadeninae

Apameini

possibly a Feliniopsis sp

 

Kalatope Moths – Family ‘Geometridae’

‘Geometridae’ moths were the second largest group of moths found during this survey of moths in Kalatope Sanctuary. Thanks to Dr. Roger C. Kendrick for reviewing and re-reviewing the check-lists for taxonomic errors and identifications, as well as to Peter Smetacek for his invaluable knowledge of Himalayan moths and helping to identify a lot of moths… some which have no image references found on the internet….

This Check-list is linked to the page of ‘Geometridae’ Moths containing the images, clicking anywhere on this list will lead to the image page….

Please DO point out any errors spotted on these pages, either by leaving a comment or mailing me at forwildlife (AT) gmail (DOT) com

Check-list of Kalatope Moths – Family ‘Geometridae’

FAMILY

SUB- FAMILY

TRIBE

SPECIES

Geometridae

Ennominae

Ourapterygini

Ourapteryx sp. – Leach, 1814 (c.f. O.nepalensis)

Geometridae

Ennominae

Abraxini

Abraxas sp – Leach, 1815

Geometridae

Ennominae

Abraxini

Abraxas sp. – Leach, 1815

Geometridae

Ennominae

Baptini

Lomographa sp. – Hübner, 1825 (c.f. claripennis)

Geometridae

Ennominae

Boarmiini

Alcis (Curtis, 1826) or Arichanna (Moore, 1867) sp

Geometridae

Ennominae

Boarmiini

Amblychia hymenaria – Guenée, 1857

Geometridae

Ennominae

Boarmiini

Arichanna sp. – Moore, 1867

Geometridae

Ennominae

Boarmiini

Cleora sp. – Curtis, 1825

Geometridae

Ennominae

Boarmiini

Dalima sp. – Moore, 1868

Geometridae

Ennominae

Boarmiini

Gasterocome pannosaria – Moore, 1868

Geometridae

Ennominae

Boarmiini

Medasina albidaria – Walker, 1866

Geometridae

Ennominae

Boarmiini

Menophra sp – Moore, 1887

Geometridae

Ennominae

Boarmiini

Xandrames sp. – Moore, 1868

Geometridae

Ennominae

Cassymini

Peratophyga hyalinata – Kollar, 1844

Geometridae

Ennominae

Cassymini

Zamarada excisa – Hampson, 1891

Geometridae

Ennominae

Ennomini

Crocallis elinguaria – Linnaeus, 1758

Geometridae

Ennominae

Hypochrosini

Corymica arnearia – Walker, 1860

Geometridae

Ennominae

Hypochrosini

Fascellina plagiata – Walker, 1866

Geometridae

Ennominae

Macariini

Oxymacaria sp – Warren, 1894 (c.f. temeraria)

Geometridae

Ennominae

Obeidiini

Percnia sp. – Guenée, 1857

Geometridae

Ennominae

Ourapterygini

Ourapteryx convergens – Warren, 1897

Geometridae

Ennominae

 

Anonychia – Warren, 1893 (c.f grisea)

Geometridae

Ennominae

 

Anonychia sp. – Warren, 1893

Geometridae

Ennominae

 

Gnophos sp – Treitschke, 1825

Geometridae

Ennominae

 

Gnophos sp. – Treitschke, 1825 (c.f. eolaria)

Geometridae

Ennominae

 

Hyalinetta circumflexa – Kollar, 1848

Geometridae

Ennominae

 

Pseudomiza cruentaria – Moore, 1867

Geometridae

Ennominae

 

Psyra spurcataria – Walker 1862

Geometridae

Ennominae

 

Stenorumia ablunata – Guenée, 1858

Geometridae

Geometrinae

Geometrini

Agathia lycaenaria – Kollar, 1848

Geometridae

Geometrinae

Geometrini

Comibaena pictipennis – Butler 1880

Geometridae

Geometrinae

Geometrini

Mixochlora vittata – Moore, 1868

Geometridae

Geometrinae

Geometrini

Tanaorhinus reciprocatus confuciarius – Walker, 1861

Geometridae

Geometrinae

Hemitheini

Hemithea – Duponchel, 1829 (c.f. aestivaria)

Geometridae

Geometrinae

Pseudoterpnini

Terpna ornataria – Moore, 1888

Geometridae

Larentiinae

Cidariini

Electrophaes – Prout, 1923 (c.f. marginata)

Geometridae

Larentiinae

Eupitheciini

Eupithecia sp – Curtis, 1825

Geometridae

Larentiinae

Trichopterygini

Eupithecia sp – Curtis, 1825

Geometridae

Larentiinae

Trichopterygini

Trichopterigia decorata – Moore, 1888

Geometridae

Larentiinae

Xanthorrhoini

Xanthorrhoe sp – Kollar, 1848

Geometridae

Larentiinae

Cidariini

c.f. Viidaleppia consimilis

Geometridae

Larentiinae

Asthenini

Hydrelia bicolorata – Moore, 1867

Geometridae

Larentiinae

   

Geometridae

Sterrhinae

Cosymbiini

Perixera sp. or Cyclophora sp (Hübner, 1822)

Geometridae

Larentiinae

 

possibly Eupitheciini likely Perizoma

Geometridae

Ennominae

 

Gonodontis sp – Hübner, [1823

Geometridae

Ennominae

 

Garaeus sp. – Moore, [1868

Geometridae

Ennominae

Boarmiini

Lassaba albidaria – Walker

Geometridae

Ennominae

 

Chiasmia nora complex

Geometridae

Ennominae

   

Geometridae

Ennominae

 

Sirinopteryx rufivinctata – Walker, 1862

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