Conogethes punctiferalis (Guenée, 1854) - Yellow Peach Moth

Taxonomic Information

The Conogethes Meyrick, 1884 species in India are complexes that are best separated by examining specimens, genitalia and/or comparing molecular phylogeny. 

Conogethes Meyrick, 1884 species known from India. 
Conogethes punctiferalis (Guenée, 1854)
Conogethes diminutiva Warren, 1896
Conogethes haemactalis Snellen, 1890
Conogethes sahyadriensis Shashank, Kammar, Mally & Chakravarthy 2018. 
Conogethes pluto (Butler, 1887)
Conogethes semifascialis (Walker, 1866)
Conogethes evaxalis (Walker, 1859)

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

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Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh1
Arunachal Pradesh
Assam
Bihar
Chandigarh1
Chhattisgarh
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi
Goa
Gujarat11
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
Uttarakhand4
West Bengal
Total14111
Conogethes punctiferalis (Guenée, 1854) – Yellow Peach Moth: Sorghum bicolor, Zea may (Poaceae), Abies spp., Cedrus deodara, Pinus kesiya (Pinaceae), Bixa orellana (Bixaceae), Butea monosperma, Guilandina bonduc, Glycine max (Fabaceae), Carica sp. (Caricaceae), Ceiba pentandra (Malvaceae), Citrus spp. (Rutaceae), Curcuma neilgherrensis (Zingiberaceae), Curcuma longa, Zingiber officinale (Zingiberaceae), Cuscuta spp. (Convolvulaceae), Dendrophthoe glabrescens (Loranthaceae)?, Dillenia indica (Dilleniaceae), Dimocarpus longan (Sapindaceae), Elettaria cardamomum (Zingiberaceae), Rhaphiolepis bibas, Prunus persica, Pyrus communis (Rosaceae), Ficus carica, Morus alba (Moraceae), Thunbergia spp. (Acanthaceae), Garuga pinnata (Burseraceae), Gossypium spp. (Malvaceae), Helianthus annuus (Asteraceae), Lepisanthes rubiginosa (Sapindaceae), Livistona (Arecaceae), Mallotus philippensis (Euphorbiaceae), Malus domestica (Rosaceae), Mangifera indica (Anacardiaceae), Mitragyna diversifolia, Morinda citrifolia, Nauclea orientalis (Rubiaceae), Nephelium ramboutan (Sapindaceae), Planchonia careya (Lecythidaceae), Psidium guajava (Myrtaceae), Punica granatum (Lythraceae), Punica protopunica (Lythraceae), , Ricinus communis (Euphorbiaceae), Solanum  spp. (Solanaceae), Tectona grandis (Lamiaceae), Theobroma cacao (Malvaceae) (Robinson et al. 2010). 
  1. OD: Astura punctiferalis Guenée, 1854. Hist. nat. Ins., Spec. gén. Lépid. 8: 320.
  2. Shashank, P.R., Kammar, V., Mally, R. and Chakravarthy, A.K., 2018. A new Indian species of shoot and capsule borer of the genus Conogethes (Lepidoptera: Crambidae), feeding on cardamom. Zootaxa, 4374(2), pp.215-234.
  3. http://lepiforum.org/wiki/page/Conogethes_Punctiferalis [accessed 16 June 2021]
  4. http://lepidoptera.butterflyhouse.com.au/spil/punctiferalis.html [accessed 16 June 2021]

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Conogethes punctiferalis (Guenée, 1854) – Yellow Peach Moth. 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/conogethes-punctiferalis, accessed 2024/04/14.