Metallolophia taleensis Sondhi, Nath, Sondhi & Kunte, 2020 -

Taxonomic Information

Metallolophia Warren, 1895 species known from India (Sondhi et al 2020). 
Metallolophia assamensis Orhant, 2000. India: Kaziranga, Tezpur, Assam.
Metallolophia ocellata (Warren, 1897). India: Meghalaya (Khasi Hills), Arunachal Pradesh.
Metallolophia opalina (Warren, 1893). India: Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh. 
Metallolophia taleensis Sondhi, Nath, Sondhi & Kunte, 2020. India: Arunachal Pradesh (TL: Pange, Tale WLS). 

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

Not known.
 
Known only from the type locality so far, the Tale WLS (after which it is named), Lower Subansiri District, Arunachal Pradesh, although expected to be found elsewhere. The species may be locally common, but appears to be rare overall.
 
StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh3
Assam
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi
Goa
Gujarat
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
Uttarakhand
West Bengal
Total3
Not known.
 
  1. Sondhi, S., Nath, D. B., Sondhi, Y., Kunte, K. 2020. A new species of Metallolophia Warren, 1895 (Lepidoptera: Geometridae: Geometrinae), and notes on M. opalina (Warren, 1893), from eastern Himalaya, India. Zootaxa, 4838(2):289-297.
     

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Metallolophia taleensis Sondhi, Nath, Sondhi & Kunte, 2020 – . 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/metallolophia-taleensis, accessed 2024/04/14.