Entomogramma torsa Guenée, 1852 -

Taxonomic Information

List of Entomogramma Guenée, 1852 species known from India.
Entomogramma fautrix Guenée, 1852. Nepal; Bangladesh.
Entomogramma mediocris Walker, 1865. India: South India.
Entomogramma poststrigaria Walker, 1865. Sri Lanka.
Entomogramma torsa Guenée, 1852. Sri Lanka; India.

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

Entomogramma torsa -


StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh11
Assam
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh1
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi
Goa
Gujarat
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir
Jharkhand
Karnataka2
Kerala
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra11
Manipur
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Paschimbanga
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand
West Bengal
Total111211

Entomogramma torsa Guenée, 1852: Albizia lebbeck (Fabaceae) (Robinson et al. 2010).

  1. OD: Entomogramma fautrix Guenée, 1852. Hist. nat. Ins., Spec. gén. Lépid. 7 (Noct. 3): 204; TL: Silhet. Text for torsa and fautrix in French here http://archive.org/stream/histoirenaturell07bois#page/204/mode/1up [accessed 12 June 2017] 
  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 532, # 2591. 
  3. Kononenko, V. S. & A. Pinratana. 2005. Moths of Thailand, Volume 3: Noctuidae. An Illustrated Catalogue of the Noctuidae (Lepidoptera) in Thailand: Part 1: Herminiinae, Rivulinae, Hypeninae, Catocalinae, Aganainae, Euteliinae, Stictopterinae, Plusiinae, Pantheinae, Acronictinae and Agaristinae. Pl 24 4-5. 
  4. Haruta, T. (Ed.). 1994. Moths of Nepal. Part 3. TINEA. Vol. 14 (Supplement 1). The Japan Heterocerists’ Society, Tokyo. 87/23. 
  5. http://insecta.pro/gallery/61504 [accessed 12 June 2017]
  6. http://www.boldsystems.org/index.php/Taxbrowser_Taxonpage?taxid=270946  [accessed 12 June 2017]

Other Notes

Based on Hampson, E. fautrix and torsa (listed as tortum in Hampson) are separated as under: 

E. torsa is reddish-brown without the fuscous tinge present in fautrix. Spot at end of cell is outlined with black in torsa. FW post-medial line is highly dentate in torsa and slightly waved in fautrix

E. fautrix: antennae of male ciliated without a ridge of scales at base. E. torsa: antennae of pectinated with uniserrate branches to two-thirds of length, basal part thickened with ridge of scales above. 

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Entomogramma torsa Guenée, 1852 – . In Sondhi, S., Y. Sondhi, R.P. Singh, P. Roy and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 3.71. Published by the Indian Foundation for Butterflies. URL: https://www.mothsofindia.org/entomogramma-torsa, accessed 2024/02/29.