Anania verbascalis (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775) - Golden Pearl

Taxonomic Information

Anania Hübner, [1823] species known from India (based on Singh et al 2022).
Anania verbascalis ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) (Pyralis). India: West Bengal, Uttarakhand, S. India ; Nepal. 
Anania profusalis (Warren, 1896) (Opsibotys). India: Meghalaya (TL: Khasi Hills). 
Anania pulverulenta (Warren, 1892: 393) (Ebulea). India: Himachal Pradesh (TL: Dharmsala). 

Note: Anania verbascalis (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775) shows significant individual variation with the post-medial line is smoothly curve in some individuals, while it is angled and sinuous in others. Moreover, the postmedial line to inner margin is straight in some individuals, but sinuous in others. The individual from Dehradun (Media pps073) represents the latter and is provisionally identified as Anania verbascalis

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

Anania verbascalis - Golden Pearl


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
Kerala1
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra
Manipur
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Paschimbanga
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand1
West Bengal
Total11
  1. Pyralis verbascalis Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775. Wien. Verz.: 121
  2. Hampson, FBI, Vol. 4, pg. 423 as Pionea verbascalis. Lists Botys plumbocilialis and Pyralis arcualis as synonyms. 
  3. Botys plumbocilialis Snellen, 1890. Trans. Ent. Soc. Lond. 1890: 576. TL: Darjeeling. Text at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/50993#page/612/mode/1up
  4. MON Part 4, Pl. 124/28. MON Part 5, pg. 101. 
  5. https://ukmoths.org.uk/species/anania-verbascalis/adult-2/
  6. https://lepiforum.org/wiki/page/Anania_Verbascalis
  7. https://v3.boldsystems.org/index.php/Taxbrowser_Taxonpage?taxid=197926
  8. https://oumnh.ox.ac.uk/collections-online#/item/oum-catalogue-391816 as Ebulea verbascalis.

Note: Previously misidentified as Omiodes contubernalis (Moore, 1888). Corrected by SS on 4 Jan 2024. 

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Anania verbascalis (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775) – Golden Pearl. In Sondhi, S., Y. Sondhi, R.P. Singh, P. Roy and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 3.74. Published by the Indian Foundation for Butterflies. URL: https://www.mothsofindia.org/Anania-verbascalis, accessed 2024/07/18.