Biston contectaria (Walker, [1863]) -

Taxonomic Information

List of Biston Leach, 1815 known from India based on Kirti et al. (2019). 
Biston bengaliaria (Guenee, [1858]). India: Bengal. 
Biston betularia coagnataria (Guenée, [1858]). India: Western Himalayas, Solan, Simla, Kharapathar, Sarahan, Himachal Pradesh. 
Biston contectaria Walker, 1863. India: Canara, Karnataka. 
Biston falcata (Warren, 1893). India: Sikkim. 
Biston mediolata Jiang, Xue & Han, 2011. India: Mizoram. 
Biston panterianaria panterianaria (Bremer & Grey, 1853). India: Darjeeling, West Bengal. 
Biston porphyria (Butler, 1889). India: Kangara district, Himachal Pradesh. 
Biston regalis regalis (Moore, 1888). India: Darjeeling, West Bengal. 
Biston sinuata Hampson, 1895. India: Sikkim. 

Biston strigaria (Moore, 1879). India: Tamil Nadu, Kerala; Sri Lanka. 
Biston suppressaria suppressaria (Guenee, [1858]). India: Central India.           

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

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Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh32
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
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Paschimbanga
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim1
Tamil Nadu
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand
West Bengal
Total132
  1. OD: Amphidasis contectaria Walker, [1863]. List of the specimens of lepidopterous insects in the collection of the British Museum. Text at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/120179#page/263/mode/1up
  2. Haruta, T. (Ed.). 1992. Moths of Nepal. Part 1. TINEA. Vol. 13 (Supplement 2). The Japan Heterocerists’ Society, Tokyo. Pl. 10/4. 
  3. Han, H., Jiang, N. & Xue, D. 2011. A review of Biston Leach, 1815 (Lepidoptera, Geometridae, Ennominae) from China, with description of one new species. ZooKeys 139: 45-96. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.139.1308
  4. Sondhi, S. Karmakar, T., Sondhi, Y. & K. Kunte. 2021. Moths of Tale Wildlife Sanctuary, Arunachal Pradesh, India with seventeen additions to the moth fauna of India (Lepidoptera: Heterocera). Tropical Lepidoptera Research 31(Supplement 2): 1-53. DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.5062572. Image 287. 

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Biston contectaria (Walker, [1863]) – . 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/biston-contectaria, accessed 2024/04/19.