Gnophos accipitraria (Guenée, [1858]) -

Taxonomic Information

Numerous very similar species are known from India. Underside markings support identification. 
Gnophos accipitraria Guenée, [1858]. India: TL: "Central India"
Gnophos albidior (Hampson, 1895). India: "Nagas". 
Gnophos albistellaria (Warren, 1893), India: Meghalaya (Khasi Hills). 
Gnophos orphninaria Hampson, 1902. India: Kashmir. 
Gnophos rufitinctaria Hampson, 1902.India: Kashmir.  
Gnophos tephrosiaria Moore, 1888. India: West Bengal (Darjeeling). 

Photo Gallery and Species Biology


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  1. OD: Gnophos accipitraria Guenée, [1858]. Phal. i, 300, 476.
  2. 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. 252, # 3368 as Gnophos accipitrarius
  3. Haruta, T. (Ed.). 1994. Moths of Nepal. Part 3. TINEA. Vol. 14 (Supplement 1). The Japan Heterocerists’ Society, Tokyo. Pl. 76/10.
  4. Seitz, A. (Ed.). Macro. Lep. World, Vol. 4, pg. 386.

Listed by some authors as Odontognophos accipitraria (Guenée, [1858]). However, we have followed The Forum Herbulot which lists this species as Gnophos accipitraria (Guenée, [1858]). 

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Gnophos accipitraria (Guenée, [1858]) – . 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/gnophos-accipitraria, accessed 2024/02/29.