Diphtherocome pallida (Moore, 1867) -

Taxonomic Information

Diphtherocome Warren, 1907 species known from the Indian subcontinent. 

Diphtherocome bigu Hreblay & Ronkay, 1999. Nepal. 

Diphtherocome brevipennis (Hampson, 1909). Tibet. 

Diphtherocome burmana Berio, 1973. Myanmar.

Diphtherocome discibrunnea (Moore, 1867). Bengal.

Diphtherocome pallida (Moore, 1867). India: Sikkim, West Bengal, Uttarakhand; Nepal. 

Diphtherocome nepalichlora Hreblay & Ronkay, 1999. Nepal.

Diphtherocome pallidipennis Hreblay & Ronkay, 1999. Nepal

Diphtherocome pseudovivida Hreblay & Ronkay, 1999. Nepal

Diphtherocome pallidula Hreblay & Plante, 1998. Tibet. 

Diphtherocome secreta Hreblay & Ronkay, 1999. Nepal.

Diphtherocome vigens (Walker, [1865]). India: West Bengal (Darjeeling: TL); Nepal. 

Diphtherocome fasciata (Moore, 1,888). India: Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand; Nepal. 

Diphtherocome chrysochlora (Hampson, 1897). India: Assam.

Diphtherocome chloronympha Hreblay, Peregovits & Ronkay, 1999. Nepal.

Diphtherocome thaumasia (Hreblay & Ronkay, 1998). Nepal. 

Diphtherocome vigens (Walker, [1865]) and Diphtherocome pallida (Moore, 1867) are similar species. 

D. vigens: Smaller in size (WS: 40 mm). Antennae of male bipectinnate with short branches, the apical third ciliated. Hind wing with broad brownish subterminal band. Has black spots on forewing as marginal. 

D. pallida: Larger in size (WS: 46 mm). Antennae of male bipectinnate with moderate branches, the apical fourth ciliated. Forewing with strong black band beyond postmedial line. Forewing with black mark in submedian interspace, before postmedial line. Has black spots on forewing as submarginal. 

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

Diphtherocome pallida -


StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh
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
Uttarakhand1
West Bengal
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  1. OD: Diphthera pallida Moore, 1867. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London (vol. 1867, plate VI), Pg. 46, Pl. 6, Fig 6. Text at https://archive.org/details/proceedingsofzoo1867zool/page/46. Plate at https://archive.org/details/proceedingsofzoo1867zool/page/n1131
  2. Hampson, G. F. 1894. The Fauna of British India including Ceylon and Burma. Moths, Vol. 2. Taylor & Francis, London. Arctiidae, Agrostidae, Noctuidae 609 p - 325 figs. Pg. 295, # 1967 as Diphthera pallida. Hampson lists fasciata as a form of pallida
  3. Seitz, A. (Ed.). 1912. Macrolepidoptera of the World Vol. 11: Indo-Australian Noctuiform Phalaenae. Pg. 33, Pl. 5.Lists both vigens and pallida.
  4. Haruta, T. (Ed.). 1994. Moths of Nepal. Part 3. TINEA. Vol. 14 (Supplement 1). The Japan Heterocerists’ Society, Tokyo. Pl. 83/5.

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Diphtherocome pallida (Moore, 1867) – . 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/diphtherocome-pallida, accessed 2024/04/14.