Luxiaria hypaphanes Hampson, 1891 -

Taxonomic Information

List of Luxiaria Walker, 1860 known from India based on Kirti et al. (2019).
Luxiaria acutaria (Snellen, 1877). India: West Bengal (Darjeeling).
Luxiaria amasa (Butler, 1878). India: West Bengal (Darjeeling).
Luxiaria despicata Prout, 1929. India: Meghalaya (Cherrapunji).
Luxiaria contigaria (Walker, 1861). India: North India.
Luxiaria despicata Prout, 1929. India: Meghalaya (Cherrapunji).
Luxiaria emphatica Prout, 1925. India: Meghalaya (Khasi Hills, Cherrapunji), Tamil Nadu (KMTR) (Iyer et al 2021).
Luxiaria hypaphanes Hampson, 1891. India: Nilgiris, Kerala, Maharashtra. 
Luxiaria mitorrhaphes Prout, 1925. India: Nagaland (Naga Hills), Arunachal Pradesh..
Luxiaria phyllosaria (Walker, 1860). India: Khasis, Meghalaya.
Luxiaria submonstrata (Walker, 1861).
Luxiaria subrasata (Walker, 1861). India: North India.
Luxiaria tephrosaria (Moore, 1868). India: Bengal, Arunachal Pradesh.
Luxiaria turpisaria Walker, 1861.

Luxiaria obliquata Moore, 1888 and Luxiaria postvittata Walker, 1861 are now placed in Calletaera Warren, 1895.

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

Luxiaria emphatica Prout, 1925, also known from S. India has a black spot on the inner margin of forewing. 
Luxiaria fuscaria Kirti, Goyal & Kaur, 2012 and Luxiaria ochrearia Kirti, Goyal & Kaur, 2012 were erroneously reported as new species by Goyal (2010).
Goyal, T., 2010. Taxonomic studies on family Geometridae (Lepidoptera) from Western Ghats of India. PhD thesis, Punjabi University. 279 pp., 101 pls. 

StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh
Assam
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi
Goa
Gujarat
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir
Jharkhand
Karnataka
Kerala11
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra314135413
Manipur
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Paschimbanga
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand
West Bengal
Total31413511413
  1. Luxiaria hypaphanes Hampson, 1891. Illustrations of typical specimens of Lepidoptera Heterocera in the collection of the British Museum. Part 8. pg. 125/126, Plate 153, fig. 14. Text at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/180088#page/135/mode/1up. Plate at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/180088#page/183/mode/1up  
  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. 193, # 3219 as a synonym of Luxiaria contigaria. Text at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/180173#page/226/mode/1up
  3. Jiang, N., Xue, D. and Han, H., 2014. A review of Luxiaria Walker and its allied genus Calletaera Warren (Lepidoptera, Geometridae, Ennominae) from China. Zootaxa, 3856(1), pp.073-099.  
  4. Sondhi, S., Y. Sondhi, T. Karmakar & K. Kunte. 2021. Moth diversity (Lepidoptera) of Shendurney and Ponmudi in Agastyamalai Biosphere Reserve, Kerala, India: an update. Tropical Lepidoptera Research 31(3): 166-178. Pg. 174. Pl. 3/61 for female (incorrectly mentioned as Pl. 3/51 in the paper), 
  5. 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. Fig. 212-213.  
  6. https://www.flickr.com/photos/wwwssncomphotos/32694673001
  7. https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/902463-Luxiaria-hypaphanes

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Luxiaria hypaphanes Hampson, 1891 – . 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/Luxiaria-hypaphanes, accessed 2024/02/25.