Catopta cashmirensis (Moore, 1879) -

Taxonomic Information

Catopta Staudinger, 1899 species known from India
Catopta cashmirensis (Moore, 1879)
Catopta sikkimensis (Arora, 1965)

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Catopta cashmirensis -


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Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh
Assam
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi
Goa
Gujarat
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh1
Jammu and Kashmir
Jharkhand
Karnataka
Kerala
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra
Manipur
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Paschimbanga
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand
West Bengal
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  1. Cossus cashmirensis Moore, 1879. Descr. Indian lep. Atkinson (1): 86; TL: Tawi, Kashmir. Text at https://archive.org/details/descriptionsofne00hewi/page/86/mode/1up?view=theater
  2. Catopta cashmirensis; Daniel, 1940, Mitt. Münch. Ent. Ges. 30: 1015, pl. 29, f. 18-22, pl. 30, f. 1-3. Text at https://archive.org/stream/mitteilungenderm301940mn#page/1015/mode/1up (in German). Plate at https://archive.org/details/mitteilungenderm301940mn/page/n1206/mode/2up?view=theater. Plate at https://archive.org/details/mitteilungenderm301940mn/page/n1210/mode/2up?view=theater
  3. Hampson, G. F. [1893]. The Fauna of British India including Ceylon and Burma. Moths, Vol. 1. Taylor & Francis, London. Pp. xxiii + 527. Saturniidae to Hypsidae 527 p - 333 figpg. 305. Lists Cossus cashmirensis as a synonym of Cossus acronyctoides
  4. Cossus cashmirensis; Hampson, 1905. Journal of Bombay Natural History Society, 16: 194. Text at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/28579#page/230/mode/1up
  5. Arora, G.S. 1976. A taxonomic revision of the Indian species of the family Cossidae Lepidoptera. Records of the Zoological Survey of India. Vol. 69: 1-343. Pg. 19. MON Part 5, Plate 133/ 5. 
  6. Haruta, T. (Ed.). 1998. Moths of Nepal. Part 5. TINEA. Vol. 15 (Supplement 1). The Japan Heterocerists’ Society, Tokyo. Plate 133/ 5. 
  7. Yakovlev, R.V., 2011. Catalogue of the family Cossidae of the Old World (Lepidoptera). Neue Entomologische Nachrichten, 66, pp.1-130.
  8. Yakovlev, R. V., Saldaitis, A. Kons, J. K. & R. Borth, 2013. A brief review of genus Catopta Staudinger, 1899 (Lepidoptera: Cossidae) with description of a new species from China Zootaxa 3709 (4) : 330-340. 
  9. Yakovlev, R.V., 2016. Cossidae (Lepidoptera) of Pakistan. Ukrainian Journal of Ecology, 6(2), pp.67-76. Pg 72. Fig 1. DOI:10.15421/201636

Note: Antennae and genitalia separate Catopta cashmirensis (Moore, 1879) and Catopta sikkimensis (Arora, 1965). However, given that this record is from the NW Himalaya, it is likely to be Catopta cashmirensis.

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Catopta cashmirensis (Moore, 1879) – . 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/Catopta-cashmirensis, accessed 2024/04/18.