Mecodina praecipua (Walker, 1865) -

Taxonomic Information

Mecodina Guenée, 1852 species known from the Indian subregion. 
Mecodina aequilinea Hampson, 1926. India: Assam. 
Mecodina agrestis (Swinhoe, 1890) (Bertula). Myanmar.
Mecodina albodentata (Swinhoe, 1895) (Oglasa). India: NE Himalaya, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Karnataka, Kerala; Nepal. 
Mecodina analis (Swinhoe, 1890) (Bertula). Myanmar.
Mecodina bisignata (Walker, 1865) (Boethantha). Indian subregion. 
Mecodina ceruleosparsa Hampson, 1907. India: Meghalaya (TL: Khasis). 
Mecodina cineracea (Butler, 1879) (Psimada), NE Himalaya, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, West Bengal.
Mecodina cyanodonta Hampson, 1902. India: Meghalaya (TL: Khasis). 
Mecodina diastriga Hampson, 1926. India: Arunachal Pradesh, Maharashtra.
Mecodina lanceola Guenée, 1852. NE Himalaya.
Mecodina metagrapta Hampson, 1926. India.
Mecodina odontophora (Swinhoe, 1895) (Seneratia). India: Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya.
Mecodina placida (Moore, 1882) (Bertula). India: West Bengal
Mecodina subcostalis (Walker, 1865) (Ophiusa). Nepal. 
Mecodina praecipua (Walker, 1865) (Thermesia). Indian subregion, Arunachal Pradesh, Kerala; Sri Lanka (TL). 
Mecodina umbrosa (Hampson, 1893) (Araeognatha). Sri Lanka. 

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

Mecodina praecipua -


StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh
Assam1
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi
Goa
Gujarat
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir
Jharkhand
Karnataka
Kerala1
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra
Manipur
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Paschimbanga
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand
West Bengal
Total11
Mecodina praecipua (Walker, 1865): Aglaia lawii (Meliaceae), Ichnocarpus frutescens (Apocynaceae) (Robinson et al. 2010).
  1. Thermesia praecipua Walker, 1865. List Specimens lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus., 33: 1056. Text at https://archive.org/details/listofspecimenso3334brit/page/1056/mode/1up?view=theater. Female. TL: Sri Lanka
  2. Marmorinia ? nara Felder & Rogenhofer, 1874. Reise Fregatte Novara, Bd 2 (Abth. 2) (4): pl. 120, f. 47; TL: Amboina. Plate at https://archive.org/details/umdieerdeindenja03akad/page/n315/mode/1up?view=theater 
  3. 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. 6, # 2717.
  4. 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. 14/16-17.
  5. https://www.mothsofborneo.com/part-15-16/miscellaneous_v/miscellaneousv_8_5.php
  6. http://lepidoptera.butterflyhouse.com.au/calp/praecipua.html  [accessed 27 May 2021]
  7. http://www.lepiforum.de/lepiwiki.pl?Mecodina_Praecipua_En [accessed 27 May 2021]
  8. http://v3.boldsystems.org/index.php/Taxbrowser_Taxonpage?taxid=64216 [accessed 27 May 2021]
  9. https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/322058-Mecodina-praecipua

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Mecodina praecipua (Walker, 1865) – . 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/mecodina-praecipua, accessed 2024/04/18.