Gabala polyspilalis Walker, [1866] -

Taxonomic Information

List of Gabala Walker, 1866 species known from India. 
Gabala argentata Butler, 1878. India: Himachal Pradesh, Assam, Uttarakhand, Arunachal Pradesh; Myanmar.
Gabala polyspilalis Walker, [1866] 1865. India: Mizoram, Sikkim, Chennai, Nilgiris, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu; Nepal.
Gabala roseoretis Kobes, 1988. India: West Bengal, Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh; Nepal. 

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

Gabala polyspilalis -


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
Maharashtra11
Manipur
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Nagaland1
Odisha
Paschimbanga
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand1
West Bengal
Total1111
Gabala polyspilalis Walker, [1866]: Garuga pinnata (Burseraceae) (Robinson et al. 2010). 
  1. Gabala polyspilalis Walker, [1866]. List Spec. Lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. 34: 1221; TL: Hindostan. Text at https://archive.org/stream/listofspecimenso3334brit#page/1221/mode/1up
  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. 136, # 1516, Fig. 91.
  3. Haruta, T. (Ed.). 1993. Moths of Nepal. Part 2. TINEA. Vol. 13 (Supplement 3). The Japan Heterocerists’ Society, Tokyo.Pl. 43/31. 
  4. Kononenko, V. S. & A. Pinratana. 2013. Moths of Thailand, Volume 3: Noctuoidea Part 2: Addendum to Vol. 3, Part 1, Families Erebidae, Nolidae, Euteliidae, Noctuidae and Checklist. Brothers of St. Gabriel in Thailand, Bangkok. 625 pp. + 55 pls. Plate 30/32-33. 

Separating Gabala argentata and Gabala polyspilalis based on Roger Kendrick comments on iNaturalist:
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/68150583#activity_identification_47f024f8-e7fb-4f02-aab8-f7b65799ac5a

Notes by Sanjay Sondhi: Gabala polyspilalis has a large quadrate spot as part of the medial band and the sub-costal white spots are larger; in Gabala argentata, this spot is usually triangular with a white trailing edge or tail which loops around the cell spot; the sub-costal white spots are usually smaller. The FW cilia in Gabala polyspilalis has has a brown spot, mid termen, and the wing is slight indented at the same spot. In argentata, the termen is smoothly rounded and this brown spot is absent on the cilia.

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Gabala polyspilalis Walker, [1866] – . 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/gabala-polyspilalis, accessed 2024/04/19.