Agathia laetata (Fabricius, 1794) -

Taxonomic Information

List of Agathia Guenée, [1858] known from India based on Kirti et al. (2019). 
Agathia angustilimes Prout, 1926. India: Pusa, Bihar. 
Agathia arcuata Moore, 1868. India: Bengal. 
Agathia beata Butler, 1880. India: Sikkim, Darjeeling, West Bengal. 
Agathia carissima prasina Swinhoe, 1893. India: Khasi Hills, Meghalaya. 
Agathia codina Swinhoe, 1892. India: Khasi Hills, Meghalaya. 
Agathia conviridaria (Hübner, 1823). 
Agathia diversiformis Warren, 1894. India: Darjeeling, West Bengal. 
Agathia gaudens Prout, 1932. India: Khasi Hills, Meghalaya. 
Agathia gemma Swinhoe, 1892. India: Khasi Hills, Meghalaya. 
Agathia gigantea Butler, 1880. India: Indian Himalaya. 
Agathia hemithearia Guenée, 1857. India: Central India. 
Agathia hilarata Guenée, [1858]. India: Central India. 
Agathia incudaria antitheta Prout, 1932. India: Sikkim, 1300-2000ft. 
Agathia lactala Herbulot, 1977. India: Andaman. 
Agathia laetata (Fabricius, 1794). India: Andaman Island, Cherrapunji, Meghalaya. 
Agathia laetata andamanensis Prout, 1932.  
Agathia laetata isogyna Prout, 1916. 
Agathia laqueifera Prout, 1912. India: Upper Assam, Digboi. 
Agathia lycaenaria (Kollar, 1844). India: Himalayas, Mussoorie, Uttarakhand.  
Agathia lycaenaria impar Prout, 1916. India: South India, Belgaum, Karnataka, Travancore, Kerala. 
Agathia magnifica Moore, 1879. Sri Lanka; India: Indian Himalaya. 
Agathia microlaetata Goyal, Kirti & Saxena, 2018. India: Jog falls, Karnataka. 
Agathia quinaria Moore, 1868. India: Bengal. 
Agathia solaria Swinhoe, 1905. India: NE Himalaya. 
Agathia visenda Butler, 1880. India: Darjeeling, West Bengal. 
Agathia visenda gaudens Prout, 1932.

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh2
Assam1
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh1
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi
Goa12
Gujarat
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir
Jharkhand
Karnataka
Kerala
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra1
Manipur
Meghalaya1
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Paschimbanga
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu1
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand
West Bengal
Total13132

Agathia laetata (Fabricius, 1794): Nerium oleander, Ichnocarpus frutescens (Apocynaceae) (Robinson et al. 2010). 

  1. Hampson, G. F. 1895. The Fauna of British India including Ceylon and Burma. Moths, Vol.3. Noctuidae (cont.) to Geometridae 546 p - 226 figs, pg 487, # 4050
  2. Holloway, J. D. 1996. The Moths of Borneo, Part 9. Geometridae (Incl. Orthostixini) Oenochrominae, Desmobathrinae, Geometrinae, Ennominae addenda. Website accesed June 2015.
  3. Goyal, T., Kirti, J.S. and Saxena, A., 2018. Taxonomy of genus Agathia Guenée (Lepidoptera: Geometridae) with description of a new species from western ghats, India. Indian Journal of Entomology, 80(3), pp.951-959.
  4. Iyer, G., D. Stüning & S. Sondhi. 2021. An inventory of geometrid moths (Lepidoptera: Geometroidea: Geometridae) of Kalakad-Mundanthurai Tiger Reserve, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa 13(13): 19887–19920. 7105.13.13.19887-19920. Image 63.

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Agathia laetata (Fabricius, 1794) – . In Sondhi, S., Y. Sondhi, R.P. Singh, P. Roy and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 3.73. Published by the Indian Foundation for Butterflies. URL: https://www.mothsofindia.org/agathia-laetata, accessed 2024/04/14.