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

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

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 ‘Erebidae’

I’ve spent last few months trying to sort out my moth collection from last year (2011), Dr. Roger Kendrick has been immensely helpful in the classification and identification of the ‘Moths of Kalatope Sanctuary’ and I am very grateful to him for devoting so much time and energy in sorting this collection, during this process Dr. Kendrick also guided me towards the new changes in the taxonomy of moths and helped me classify them in that order…. I am equally grateful to Peter Smetacek for also helping with a lot of identifications. In fact without these two pillars of ‘IndianMoths’ group on Facebook it would have been very difficult to sort this data.

I am presenting a series of check-lists linked to the respective pages (with photographs), starting with the ‘Erebidae‘ family… simply because it was the largest group of moths I found in Kalatope…

Moths of Kalatope Sanctuary – Family ‘Erebidae’

Family

Sub-family

Tribe

Genus/Species

Erebidae

Aganainae

Aganaini

Asota caricae Fabricius,1775

Erebidae

Aganainae

Aganaini

Asota ficus – Fabricius,1775

Erebidae

Aganainae

Aganaini

Asota tortuosa – Moore, 1872

Erebidae

Arctiinae

Arctiini (Callimorphina)

Aglaomorpha plagiata

Erebidae

Arctiinae

Arctiini (Callimorphina)

Callimorpha principalis – Kollar, 1844

Erebidae

Arctiinae

Arctiini (Callimorphina)

Utetheisa pulchelloides – Hampson, 1907

Erebidae

Arctiinae

Arctiini (Spilosomina)

Areas galactina – Hoev., 1840

Erebidae

Arctiinae

Arctiini (Spilosomina)

Areas galactina spp.

Erebidae

Arctiinae

Arctiini (Spilosomina)

Areas imperialis – Kollar 1844

Erebidae

Arctiinae

Arctiini (Spilosomina)

Creatonotos (Phissama) transiens – Walker, 1855

Erebidae

Arctiinae

Arctiini (Spilosomina)

Creatonotos transiens – Walker, 1855

Erebidae

Arctiinae

Arctiini (Spilosomina)

Estigmene quadriramosa – Kollar, 1844

Erebidae

Arctiinae

Arctiini (Spilosomina)

Lemyra (Thyrgorina) unifascia – Walker, 1855

Erebidae

Arctiinae

Arctiini (Spilosomina)

Spilarctia (SPILOSOMA) leopardina – Kollar, 1844

Erebidae

Arctiinae

Arctiini (Spilosomina)

Spilarctia Obliqua – Walker, 1855

Erebidae

Arctiinae

Arctiini (Spilosomina)

Spilosoma sp – Curtis, 1825

Erebidae

Arctiinae

Arctiini (Spilosomina)

Spilosoma sp. – Curtis, 1825

Erebidae

Arctiinae

Lithosiini

Agylla pallens – Hampson, 1894

Erebidae

Arctiinae

Lithosiini

Agylla ramelana – Moore, 1900

Erebidae

Arctiinae

Lithosiini

Chrysorhabdia (Chrysorabdia) bivitta

Erebidae

Arctiinae

Lithosiini

Aemene sp. – Walker, 1854

Erebidae

Arctiinae

Lithosiini

 

Erebidae

Arctiinae

Lithosiini

 

Erebidae

Arctiinae

Lithosiini (Lithosiina)

Dolgma sp

Erebidae

Arctiinae

Lithosiini (Lithosiina)

Eilema depressa – Esper, 1786

Erebidae

Arctiinae

Lithosiini (Nudariina)

Barsine sp – Walker, 1854

Erebidae

Arctiinae

Lithosiini (Nudariina)

Cyana puella – Drury, 1773

Erebidae

Arctiinae

Lithosiini (Nudariina)

Cyana Sp – Walker, 1854

Erebidae

Arctiinae

Syntomini

Amata sp – Fabricius, 1807

Erebidae

Arctiinae

Syntomini

Trichaeta teneiformis – Walker, 1856

Erebidae

Lymantriinae

Lymantriini

Lymantria sp. – H├╝bner, 1819

Erebidae

Arctiinae

   

Erebidae

Boletobiinae

Aventiini

sp.

Erebidae

Boletobiinae

Eublemmini

Eublemma accedens – Felder & Rogenhofer, 1874

Erebidae

Tinoliini

 

Calesia dasypterus – Kollar, 1844

Erebidae

Calpinae

Calpini

Oraesia sp – Guenee, 1852

Erebidae

Erebinae

Catocalini

Catocala sp – Schrank, 1802

Erebidae

Erebinae

Catocalini

Catocala sp – Schrank, 1802

Erebidae

Erebinae

Catocalini

Catocala sp – Schrank, 1802

Erebidae

Erebinae

Erebini

Erebus sp. (glaucopis??) – Latreille, 1810

Erebidae

Erebinae

Ophiusini

Artena dotata – Fabricius, 1794

Erebidae

Erebinae

Ophiusini

Ophiusa tirhaca – Cramer, 1777

Erebidae

Erebinae

Ophiusini

Thyas juno – Dalman, 1823

Erebidae

Erebinae

Poaphilini

Dysgonia – Hubner, 1823

Erebidae

Erebinae

Poaphilini

Grammodes geometrica – Fabricius, 1775

Erebidae

Erebinae

Sypnini

Sypna sp or Hypersypnoides sp

Erebidae

Erebinae

Sypnini

Sypnoides sp – Hampson, 1913

Erebidae

Erebinae

 

Arytrurides inornata – Walker, 1865

Erebidae

Erebinae

Hypopyrini

Spirama retorta – Clerck, 1764

Erebidae

Hypeninae

 

Hypena sp – Schrank, 1802

Erebidae

Herminiinae

 

Adrapsa sp – Walker, 1859

Erebidae

Hypeninae

 

??

Erebidae

Lymantriinae

Arctonithini

Arctornis (=Redoa) comma – Hutton, 1865

Erebidae

Lymantriinae

Lymantriini

Lymantria marginata – Walker, 1855

Erebidae

Lymantriinae

Lymantriini

Lymantria concolor – Walker, 1855

Erebidae

Lymantriinae

Lymantriini

Lymantria sp. – H├╝bner, 1819

Erebidae

Lymantriinae

Nygmiini

Artaxa sp – Walker, 1855

Erebidae

Lymantriinae

Nygmiini

Orvasca subnotata – Walker, 1865

Erebidae

Lymantriinae

Orgyiini

Calliteara sp. – Butler, 1881 (c.f. grotei)

Erebidae

Lymantriinae

Orgyiini

Laelia exclamationis – Kollar, 1848

Erebidae

Lymantriinae

Orgyiini

Laelia sp – Stephens, 1828

Erebidae

Lymantriinae

 

Himala argentea – Walker, 1855

Erebidae

Scoliopteryginae

 

Rusicada (ex Anomis) leucolopha – Prout, 1928

Erebidae

   

sp.

Erebidae

incertae sedis

 

Batracharta irrorata – Hampson, 1894

Erebidae

Lymantriinae

Arctonithini

Arctornis sp – Germar, 1810

Erebidae

Hypeninae

 

Hypena sp – Schrank, 1802

Erebidae

Erebinae

Sypnini

possibly an Hypersypnoides species

Erebidae

Calpinae

 

Cymatophoropsis sinuata – Moore, 1879

Erebidae

Arctiinae

 

Spilarctia (SPILOSOMA) rhodophila Walker, 1864

Erebidae

Arctiinae

Lithosini

Asura sp. – Walker, 1854 (near nebulosa)

Erebidae

Arctiinae

Lithosini

Stigmatophora sp – Staudinger, 1881


 

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