Episparis tortuosalis Moore, 1867 -

Taxonomic Information

Episparis Walker, [1857] species known from India. 
Episparis costistriga (Walker, 1864). India: Himalaya, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya
Episparis exprimens Walker, 1862. India: Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya; Myanmar. 
Episparis liturata (Fabricius, 1787). India: Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Uttarakhand. 
Episparis tortuosalis Moore, 1867. India: Andaman Is., Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Goa, Karnataka, Meghalaya; Nepal. 

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands1
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh11
Assam1
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi
Goa11
Gujarat
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir
Jharkhand
Karnataka2
Kerala
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra1
Manipur
Meghalaya21
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Paschimbanga
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand
West Bengal
Total1313211

Episparis tortuosalis Moore, 1867: Chukrasia tabularis (Meliaceae), Magnolia champaca (Magnoliaceae) (Robinson et al. 2010).

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  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 12/7-8. 

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Episparis tortuosalis 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/episparis-tortuosalis, accessed 2024/04/21.