Euproctis leithiana (Moore, 1879) -

Taxonomic Information

Euproctis Hübner, [1819] species from the Indian subcontinent (provisional).
Euproctis virguncula Walker, 1855. Punjab.
Euproctis xanthorrhoea (Kollar, 1848). Himalayas. 
Euproctis albescens Swinhoe, 1903. Sikkim; Bhutan. 
Euproctis albodentata (Moore, 1879). NW Himalaya; Myanmar.
Euproctis albopunctata Hampson, [1893]. Sikkim. 
Euproctis antiphates Hampson, [1893]. Khasi Hills, Meghalaya; Nepal. 
Euproctis bifascia Hampson, 1891. Nilgiris. 
Euproctis bimaculata Walker, 1855. S. India, Sri Lanka. 
Euproctis bipartita (Moore, 1879). Darjeeling, West Bengal; Nepal. 
Euproctis brevivitta (Moore, 1879). West Bengal.
Euproctis catapasta Collenette, 1951. Darjeeling, West Bengal. 
Euproctis cervina (Moore, 1877). Kashmir, West Bengal; Sri Lanka.
Euproctis citrina (Moore, 1877). Sri Lanka. 
Euproctis discinota Moore, 1877. Andaman Is. 
Euproctis dispersa (Moore, 1879). Sikkim. 
Euproctis divisa Walker, 1855. N. India. 
Euproctis endoplagia Hampson, 1897. Khasi Hills, Meghalaya.
Euproctis erecta (Moore, 1879). S. India.
Euproctis euproctiformis (Strand, 1915).Darjeeling, West Bengal.
Euproctis flava (Fabricius, 1775). N. India.
Euproctis flavicosta Hampson, 1900. Sikkim. 
Euproctis fraterna (Moore, [1883]). Sri Lanka.
Euproctis fulvinigra Hampson, 1905. Sikkim.
Euproctis fulvipuncta Hampson, [1893]. Sri Lanka.
Euproctis hagna Collenette, 1938.Darjeeling, West Bengal.
Euproctis hampsoni Swinhoe, 1903. Nilgiris.
Euproctis howra (Moore, 1879). Andaman Is, S. India. 
Euproctis illanta Swinhoe, 1891. Maharashtra.
Euproctis inconcisa (Walker, 1865).Darjeeling, West Bengal; Nepal. 
Euproctis khasi Collenette, 1938. Khasi Hills, Meghalaya.
Euproctis laniata Hampson, 1904. Palni Hils, Tamil Nadu. 
Euproctis latifascia Walker, 1855. Himachal Pradesh; Nepal; Bhutan. 
Euproctis lativitta (Moore, 1879). E. Himalayas. 
Euproctis leithiana (Moore, 1879). Bombay, Canara.
Euproctis lunata Walker, 1855. N. India. 
Euproctis luteifascia (Hampson, 1891). Nilgiris.
Euproctis mackwoodi Collenette, 1938. Sri Lanka. 
Euproctis macrostigma Hampson, 1905. Karwar, Goa. 
Euproctis madana Moore, 1859. West Bengal; Nepal. 
Euproctis magna (Swinhoe, 1891). Khasi Hills, Meghalaya; Nepal.
Euproctis malaisei Collenette, 1960. Myanmar. 
Euproctis mirabilis Swinhoe, 1903. Andaman Is. 
Euproctis negrita Hampson, [1893]. Sikkim. 
Euproctis oreosaura (Swinhoe, 1894). Meghalaya. 
Euproctis pelona (Swinhoe, 1891). Meghalaya.
Euproctis percnogaster Collenette, 1938
Euproctis postica Walker, 1865. India; Nepal.
Euproctis rana Moore, [1866]. Bangladesh.
Euproctis sagroides (Hampson, 1891). Nilgiris.
Euproctis semisignata (Walker, 1865). S. India. 
Euproctis semivitta Moore, 1879. Khasi Hills, Meghalaya.
Euproctis stenosacca Collenette, 1951. Khasi Hills, Meghalaya.
Euproctis stigmatifera (Hampson, 1896). Bhutan.
Euproctis staudingeri (Leech, [1889]). Arunachal Pradesh. Now Nygmia staudingeri.
Euproctis subfasciata (Walker, 1865). Sikkim, Assam. 
Euproctis subfuscula (Hampson, 1891). Nilgiris.
Euproctis sulphurescens (Moore, 1888). Sikkim. 
Euproctis unimacula (Moore, 1879). Khasi Hills, Meghalaya.
Euproctis varia Walker, 1855. E Himalaya. 
Euproctis varians (Walker, 1855). India; Nepal. 
Euproctis venosa (Moore, 1879). Sikkim. 
Euproctis virgo Swinhoe, 1903. Myanmar. 
Euproctis xanthoceps Hampson, 1910. Sri Lanka.
Euproctis xanthosticta Hampson, 1905. Karwar, Goa.

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Euproctis leithiana (Moore, 1879): Leea guineensis (Vitaceae) (Robinson et al. 2010).
  1. OD: Artaxa leithiana Moore, 1879. Proc. Zool. Soc. Lond. 1879: 399, pl. 32, f. 9; TL: Bombay; Canara. Text at https://archive.org/details/proceedingsofgen792zool/page/399/mode/1up?view=theater. Plate at https://archive.org/details/proceedingsofgen792zool/page/n125/mode/1up?view=theater
  2. Hampson, G. F. [1893]. The Fauna of British India including Ceylon and Burma. Moths, Vol. 1. Taylor & Francis, London. Pp. xxiii + 527. Saturniidae to Hypsidae 527 p - 333 fig.pg. 473, # 1060 lists Artaxa leithiana as a synonym of Euproctis semisignata.
  3. Nygmia semisignata ; Swinhoe, 1923, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. (9) 11 (61): 66. Text at https://archive.org/details/annalsmagazine9111923lond/page/66/mode/1up?view=theater
Note: Significant confusion on which species this is. Hampson (1896) and Swinhoe (1923) lists Artaxa citrina, leithiana, erecta and brevivitta as synonyms of Nygmia semisignata. If this is correct, then Euproctis semisignata (Walker, 1865) is the valid taxon. Lepindex and Funet list all these as valid taxon, From a description standpoint, this species matches the description of Euproctis leithiana (Moore, 1879). Hence this species is provisionally published as Euproctis leithiana (Moore, 1879), with a cf, pending investigation of all the taxon for synonymy.

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Euproctis leithiana (Moore, 1879) – . 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/euproctis-leithiana, accessed 2024/06/13.