Heterostegane subtessellata (Walker, [1863]) -

Taxonomic Information

Heterostegane Hampson, 1893 known species from India.
Heterostegane aurantiaca Warren, 1894. Khasi Hills, Meghalaya.
Heterostegane bilineata (Butler, 1883). Assirghur, Madhya Pradesh.
Heterostegane lala (Swinhoe, 1892). Khasi Hills, Meghalaya.
Heterostegane maculifascia (Hampson, 1891). Nilgiris. 
Heterostegane rectifascia (Hampson, 1893). Sri Lanka, Nagaland.
Heterostegane subfasciata Warren, 1899. NE Himalaya.
Heterostegane subtessellata (Walker, 1863). India; Nepal; Myanmar.  
Heterostegane tritocampsis (Prout, 1934). Khasi Hills. India; Sri Lanka. 
Heterostegane urbica (Swinhoe, 1886). India; Sri Lanka; Myanmar.
 

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh111
Arunachal Pradesh3131
Assam1
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi
Goa
Gujarat
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh11
Jammu and Kashmir
Jharkhand
Karnataka
Kerala2
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra11
Manipur
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Paschimbanga
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu1
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand23
West Bengal11
Total143346212

Heterostegane subtessellata (Walker, [1863]). Acacia catechu, Acacia pennata, Mimosa rubicaulis (Fabaceae) (Robinson et al. 2010).

  1. Hampson, G. F.1895. The Fauna of British India including Ceylon and Burma. Moths, Vol.3. Taylor & Francis, London. Noctuidae (cont.) to Geometridae pg 165, # 3136.
  2. Holloway, J. D. 1993. The Moths of Borneo. Part 11. Geometridae: Ennominae.
    http://www.mothsofborneo.com/part-11/Cassymini/cassymini_7_1.php [accessed 09 Sep 2016]
  3. Haruta, T. (Ed.). 1992. Moths of Nepal. Part 1. TINEA. Vol. 13 (Supplement 2). The Japan Heterocerists’ Society, Tokyo. Pl 7/12.
  4. Iyer, G., D. Stüning & S. Sondhi. 2021. An inventory of geometrid moths (Lepidoptera: Geometroidea: Geometridae) of Kalakad-Mundanthurai Tiger Reserve, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa 13(13): 19887–19920. 7105.13.13.19887-19920. Images 201 & 202 ( M & F )
  5. Ratnasingham, S. & Hebert, P. D. N. 2007. BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data System (website). http://www.boldsystems.org/index.php/Taxbrowser_Taxonpage?taxid=208396 [accessed 09 Sep 2016]
  6. Walker, F. [1863] List of the specimens of lepidopterous insects in the collection of the British Museum. 26: 1648, TL: Canara as Macaria subtessellata.

Peninsular Indian records (Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh & Kerala) on the MOI website show some variability in that the medial dark line on the forewing is not straight, but pinched in the centre, unlike north Indian individuals, in which the medial line is entirely straight. Needs to be investigated (Sondhi, 25/7/2021). 

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Heterostegane subtessellata (Walker, [1863]) – . 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/heterostegane-subtessellata, accessed 2024/07/18.