Cusiala boarmoides Moore, [1887] -

Taxonomic Information

Cusiala Moore, [1867] species known from India.
Cusiala boarmoides Moore, [1,887]. Throughout India. 
Cusiala raptaria (Walker, 1860). S. India; Sri Lanka.
 

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

Vide Hampson, (1895), Cusiala raptaria has curved postmedial beyond cell on HW, while boarmoides has angled postmedial. Both species display polymorphism. 

StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh1
Arunachal Pradesh
Assam
Bihar
Chandigarh1
Chhattisgarh
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi
Goa
Gujarat
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir
Jharkhand
Karnataka1
Kerala12
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra
Manipur
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Paschimbanga
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand134
West Bengal
Total1247
Cusiala boarmoides Moore, [1887]: Cassia spp., Xylia spp. (Fabaceae) (Robinson et al. 2010). 
  1. OD: Cusiala boarmoides Moore, 1887. Lepid Ceylon 3 (13): 407. TL: Darjeeling. Text at https://archive.org/stream/lepidopteraofcey03moor#page/407/mode/1up
  2. Tephrosia angulata Hampson, 1891. Illustrations of typical specimens of Lepidoptera Heterocera in the collection of the British Museum. Part 8: 107, Pl. 150/7. Text at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/75388#page/117/mode/1up. Plate at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/75388#page/177/mode/1up
  3. Hampson, G. F. 1895. The Fauna of British India including Ceylon and Burma. Moths, Vol.3. Taylor & Francis, London. Noctuidae (cont.) to Geometridae 546 p - 226 figs.Pg. 248, # 3361. As Biston boarmioides
  4. Haruta, T. (Ed.). 1998. Moths of Nepal. Part 5. TINEA. Vol. 15 (Supplement 1). The Japan Heterocerists’ Society, Tokyo. Pl. 131/11. 
  5. Iyer, G., D. Stüning & S. Sondhi. 2021. An inventory of geometrid moths (Lepidoptera: Geometroidea: Geometridae) of Kalakad-Mundanthurai Tiger Reserve, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa 13(13): 19887–19920. 7105.13.13.19887-19920. Image 144.
  6. http://www.mothsofborneo.com/part-11/Boarmiini/boarmiini_27_1.php
  7. http://v3.boldsystems.org/index.php/Taxbrowser_Taxonpage?taxid=308495
  8. https://www.insecte.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=18338
  9. https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/627668-Cusiala-boarmoides

Note: Displays polymorphism. 

Other Notes

 

 

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Cusiala boarmoides Moore, [1887] – . 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/cusiala-boarmoides, accessed 2024/07/18.