Eois lunulosa Moore, 1887) -

Taxonomic Information

Eois Hübner, 1818 species known from India.
Eois dissimilis (Moore, [1887]) (Pseudasthena). India: Tamil Nadu, Kerala; Sri Lanka. 
Eois grataria (Walker, 1861) (Hyria). India (NE India); Sri Lanka. 
Eois ingrataria ingrataria (Warren, 1898) (Psilocambogia). India: Meghalaya (Khasi Hills).  
Eois lunulosa lunulosa (Moore, [1887]) (Pseudasthena). India: Meghalaya (Khasi Hills), Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Sikkim; Sri Lanka. 
Eois memorata (Walker, 1861) (Pomasia). India; Nepal. 
Eois phaneroscia Prout, 1922.  India: Meghalaya (Khasi Hills), Assam (Tezpur). 
Eois plicata (Moore, 1888) (Bardanes). India: West Bengal (Darjeeling). 

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

Eois lunulosa -


Antennae of both sexes bipectinate to 2/3rd of length. Outer margin of HW rounded. The form ochracea has a diffused fuscous medial band and fuscous patches on the margin of fore wing ; hind wing with the mark at anal angle developed into an oblique line (Hampson, 1895).

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
Kerala1
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra
Manipur
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Paschimbanga
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand
West Bengal
Total1
  1. Pseudasthena lunulosa Moore, 1887. Lepid. Ceylon 3 (4): 450, pl. 200, f. 5, 5a; TL: Ceylon. Text at https://archive.org/details/lepidopteraofcey03moor/page/450/mode/1up?view=theater. Plate at https://archive.org/details/lepidopteraofcey03moor/page/n714/mode/1up?view=theater
  2. Pseudasthena ochracea Warren, 1894. Novit. zool. 1 (2): 395; TL: Khasi Hills. Text at https://archive.org/details/novitateszoologi01lond/page/395/mode/1up?view=theater
  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. 421 as Cambogia lunulosa
  4. 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 47 given as Eois sp 4 is E. lunulosa and the images 44 and 45 given as E. lunulosa should remain as Eois sp. 
  5. https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/734299-Eois-lunulosa
  6. http://v3.boldsystems.org/index.php/Taxbrowser_Taxonpage?taxid=308480 

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Eois lunulosa Moore, 1887) – . 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/Eois-lunulosa, accessed 2024/02/29.