Lacera noctilio (Fabricius, 1794) -

Taxonomic Information

Lacera procellosa Butler, 1879 has white finger-like marking parallel to dorsum of FW, while in noctilio, it is somewhat perpendicular to dorsum.

Lacera Guenée, 1852 species known from India
Lacera alope (Cramer, [1780]). India; Sri Lanka; Myanmar.
Lacera noctilio (Fabricius, 1794). Indian subregion.
Lacera procellosa Butler, 1879. India; Nepal.
Lacera uniformis Holloway, 1979. Indian subregion.

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

Lacera noctilio -


StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh
Assam
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh1
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi
Goa
Gujarat
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir
Jharkhand
Karnataka
Kerala
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra1
Manipur
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Paschimbanga
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu11
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand1
West Bengal
Total1211
Lacera noctilio (Fabricius, 1794): Caesalpinia spp. (Fabaceae), Canthium spp. (Rubiaceae), Pisonia spp. (Nyctaginaceae) (Robinson et al. 2010).
  1. OD: Noctua noctilio Fabricius, 1794. Ent. Sys. 3 (2): 12. TL: India. 
  2. Lacera capella Guenée, 1852. In Boisduval & Guenée, Hist. nat. Insectes (Lepid) 7:337.
  3. Kononenko, V. S. & A. Pinratana. 2005. Moths of Thailand, Volume 3: Noctuidae. An Illustrated Catalogue of the Noctuidae (Lepidoptera) in Thailand: Part 1: Herminiinae, Rivulinae, Hypeninae, Catocalinae, Aganainae, Euteliinae, Stictopterinae, Plusiinae, Pantheinae, Acronictinae and Agaristinae. Brothers of St. Gabriel in Thailand, Bangkok. 261 pp. + 45 pls. Pg. 38, Pl. 9/21-23 
  4. http://lepidoptera.butterflyhouse.com.au/cato/noctilio.html  [accessed 03 September 2020]
  5. https://www.mothsofborneo.com/part-15-16/hulodini/hulodini_2_1.php
  6. http://v3.boldsystems.org/index.php/Taxbrowser_Taxonpage?taxid=76920  [accessed 03 September 2020]
  7. https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/355437-Lacera-noctilio 

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Lacera noctilio (Fabricius, 1794) – . 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/lacera-noctilio, accessed 2024/04/14.