Achrosis lithosiaria (Walker, 1862) -

Taxonomic Information

Achrosis Guenée, 1857 species in India, based on Kirti et al 2019. 

Achrosis alienata (Walker, 1862). India: Chennai (Madras), Deccan. 
Achrosis costimaculata (Moore, 1868). India: West Bengal.
Achrosis euchroes (Prout, 1917). India: Nilgiris (TL). 
Achrosis incitata (Walker, 1862). India: West Bengal (Darjeeling: TL), Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Karnataka, Goa. 
Achrosis intexta (Walker, 1862). India: Maharashtra, North Kanara, Goa, Kerala. 
Achrosis lithosiaria (Walker, 1862). India: Sikkim, Nagas, Khasis. 
Achrosis obliquilineata (Warren, 1893). India: Nagas (TL). 
Achrosis pallida (Moore, 1877). India: Andaman Is. (TL).  
Achrosis pyrrhularia Guenée, [1858]. India: Central India, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya. 
Achrosis quadraria Warren, 1893. India: Meghalaya (Khasis: TL). 
Achrosis rondelaria (Fabricius, 1775). India; Sri Lanka. 
Achrosis rufescens (Butler, 1880). India: West Bengal (Darjeeling: TL), Arunachal Pradesh. 
Achrosis serpentinaria (Walker, 1866). S. India; Sri Lanka.

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

Similar species: Achrosis costimaculata (Moore, [1868]).

  1. Osicerda costimaculata Moore, [1868]. Proc. Zool. Soc. Lond. Pg. 650. TL: Shillong, Meghalaya. Text at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/29534005#page/672/mode/1up 
  2. Prionia costimaculata Swinhoe, 1894. Trans. Ent. Soc. Lond. Pg. 199. 
  3. Osicerda costimaculata Moore, [1868]. Cotes & Swinhoe, 1887. A catalogue of the moths of India. Text at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/42366#page/581/mode/1up 
  4. Chandra, K., Kumar, V., Singh, N., Raha, A., Sanyal, A.K.2019. Assemblages of Lepidoptera in Indian Himalaya through long term monitoring plots. Zoological Survey of India, Kolkata, 1-457 pp. Pl. 84/8. 
  5. http://v3.boldsystems.org/index.php/Taxbrowser_Taxonpage?taxid=597210  [accessed 26 April 2021]

Lepindex previously listed costimaculata as a synonym of lithosiaria but now treats it as a valid taxon. 

StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh
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
Meghalaya41
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Paschimbanga
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand
West Bengal
Total41
  1. Omiza lithosiaria Walker, 1862. List Spec. Lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. 24: 1085. TL: Sarawak, Borneo. Text at https://archive.org/details/listofspecimenso2224brit/page/1085/mode/1up?view=theater
  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. 175, #3163 as Prionia lithosiara.
  3. Haruta, T. (Ed.). 1992. Moths of Nepal. Part 1. TINEA. Vol. 13 (Supplement 2). The Japan Heterocerists’ Society, Tokyo. Pl. 12/17 as Sabaria lithosiaria.  
  4. Chandra, K., Kumar, V., Singh, N., Raha, A., Sanyal, A.K.2019. Assemblages of Lepidoptera in Indian Himalaya through long term monitoring plots. Zoological Survey of India, Kolkata, 1-457 pp. Pl. 84/10. 
  5. https://www.mothsofborneo.com/part-11/Hypochrosini/hypochrosini_5_9.php
  6. http://v3.boldsystems.org/index.php/Taxbrowser_Taxonpage?taxid=535061 [accessed 26 April 2021]

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Achrosis lithosiaria (Walker, 1862) – . In Sondhi, S., Y. Sondhi, R.P. Singh, P. Roy and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 3.71. Published by the Indian Foundation for Butterflies. URL: https://www.mothsofindia.org/achrosis-lithosiaria, accessed 2024/02/29.