Heterolocha falconaria (Walker 1866) -

Taxonomic Information

Heterolocha Lederer, 1853 species from India and Nepal (Kirti et al 2019)
Heterolocha cinerea (Warren, 1896). India: Meghalaya (TL: Shillong). 
Heterolocha citrina Prout, 1916. 
Heterolocha decoloraria Hampson, 1902. India: Ladakh (TL: Nubra). 
Heterolocha falconaria (Walker, 1866). India: “N. India”, Uttarakhand, Arunachal Pradesh. 
Heterolocha hypoleuca (Hampson, 1907). India: Tamil Nadu (TL: Palni Hills). 
Heterolocha lonicerae Prout, 1926. India: Meghalaya (TL: Shillong).
Heterolocha lunilinea Hampson, 1907. India: Sikkim. 
Heterolocha mariailgeae Stüning, 2000. India: West Bengal, Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh. 
Heterolocha obliquaria Hampson, 1902. India: Kashmir (TL: Scinde Valley). 
Heterolocha phoenicotaeniata (Kollar, 1844). India: Uttarakhand (TL: Mussoorie). 
Heterolocha rubrifusa Hampson 1902. Nepal. 

Heterolocha patalata (Felder, 1874). Listed as Apoheterolocha patalata (Felder & Rogenhofer, 1875)
Heterolocha disistaria (Walker, 1862). N. India. Stüning (2000) lists as Artemidora disistaria

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

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Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh1
Assam
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi
Goa
Gujarat
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir
Jharkhand
Karnataka
Kerala
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra
Manipur
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Nagaland1
Odisha
Paschimbanga1
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand
West Bengal1
Total211
  1. OD: Aspilates falconaria Walker, 1866. List Spec. Lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. 35: 1665 Text at https://archive.org/stream/listofspecimenso35brit#page/1665/mode/1up 
  2. Haruta, T. (Ed.). 1992. Moths of Nepal. Part 1. TINEA. Vol. 13 (Supplement 2). The Japan Heterocerists’ Society, Tokyo. Pl. 12/18 as H. phoenicotaeniata
  3. Stüning, D. 2000. Additional notes on the Ennominae of Nepal with descriptions of eight new species (Geometridae), pp. 94-152. In: Moths of Nepal, Part 6. Tinea 16(Supplement 1). Tokyo, The Japan Heterocerists’ Society. TL: Godhavari, Nepal; Darjeeling, West Bengal. Pl. 170/19-20. Pl 170, pg 103. 
  4. Sondhi, S. Karmakar, T., Sondhi, Y. & K. Kunte. 2021. Moths of Tale Wildlife Sanctuary, Arunachal Pradesh, India with seventeen additions to the moth fauna of India (Lepidoptera: Heterocera). Tropical Lepidoptera Research 31(Supplement 2): 1-53. DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.5062572.Image 349. 
  5. http://v3.boldsystems.org/index.php/Taxbrowser_Taxonpage?taxid=323553 

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Heterolocha falconaria (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/heterolocha-falconaria, accessed 2024/04/19.