Comibaena quadrinotata Butler, 1889 -

Taxonomic Information

Comibaena Hübner, [1823] species known from the India subcontinent.
Comibaena attenuata (Warren, 1896). Himalayas. 
Comibaena albimarginata (Warren, 1893). India: Sikkim, Himachal Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh. 
Comibaena apicipicta Prout, 1912. India: Arunachal Pradesh; Nepal; Tibet. 
Comibaena biplaga Walker, 1861.India: South India, Uttarakhand, NE Himalaya.
Comibaena cassidara (Guenée, 1858). India.
Comibaena cenocraspis Prout, 1926. India; Myanmar. 
Comibaena chalybeata Moore, 1868. India: West Bengal (Darjeeling).
Comibaena delineata (Warren, 1893). India: Sikkim
Comibaena fuscidorsata Prout,1912. India: Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram.
Comibaena integranota Hampson, 1893. India: Meghalaya (Khasis); Sri Lanka (Kelani Valley).  
Comibaena nepalensis Yazaki, 2000. India: Sikkim (Dalapchand); Nepal (Godavari).
Comibaena pictipennis Bulter, 1880. India: West Bengal (Darjeeling).
Comibaena quadrinotata Butler, 1889. India: Himachal Pradesh (Kangra District, Dharmsala), Arunachal Pradesh.
Comibaena subhyalina (Warren, 1899). North India.
Comibaena striataria Leech, 1897. S. & W. India. Needs confirmation. 

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

Diagnosis for Comibaena quadrinotata (Han et al 2012): The wings are green, tinged with blue. The white postmedial line on the forewing is faint and forms a blunt protrusion near M1. The hindwing lacks postmedial and submarginal lines. The forewing tornal patch is brown, with the upper margin pointed and extending beyond CuA2 in the type. The hindwing apical patch is brown, not reaching M1. 

StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh21
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
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand
West Bengal
Total21
  1. Comibaena quadrinotata Butler, 1889. Ill. typical Spec. Lep. Het. Colln Br. Mus. 7: 105, pl. 136, f. 7. TL: Dharmsala. Text at https://archive.org/details/illustrationsoft07brituoft/page/105/mode/1up?view=theater. Plate at https://archive.org/details/illustrationsoft07brituoft/page/n164/mode/1up?view=theater
  2. Han, H., Galsworthy, A.C. & D. Xue (2012). The Comibaenini of China (Geometridae: Geometrinae), with a review of the tribe. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 165, 723–772. Pg. 728, Fig. 1. 
  3. Kishida, Y. (Ed.). 2020. Moths of Laos, Part 1, TINEA Vol. 25, (Supplement 2), pp. 1-224, 94 pls. Pl. 14/8. 

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Comibaena quadrinotata Butler, 1889 – . 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/Comibaena-quadrinotata, accessed 2024/07/18.