Lacera procellosa Butler, 1879 -

Taxonomic Information

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 procellosa -


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

StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh1
Assam
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi
Goa
Gujarat1
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir
Jharkhand
Karnataka
Kerala
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra
Manipur
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Paschimbanga
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand1
West Bengal
Total111
  1. Lacera procellosa Butler, 1879. A.M.N.H. 5 (4): 368.
  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. 491, # 2478 as Lacera alope.
  3. Haruta, T. (Ed.). 1993. Moths of Nepal. Part 2. TINEA. Vol. 13 (Supplement 3). The Japan Heterocerists’ Society, Tokyo. Pl. 50/9. 
  4. Kendrick, R. 2002. Moths (insecta : lepidoptera) of Hong Kong. Pl. 36/25.
  5. 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. Pl. 9/24. 

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Lacera procellosa Butler, 1879 – . 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/lacera-procellosa, accessed 2024/02/29.