Metanastria hyrtaca (Cramer, [1779]) -

Taxonomic Information

Metanastria Hübner, [1820] species known from India. 
Metanastria gemella de Lajonquière, [1979]. India; Nepal. 
Metanastria aconyta (Cramer, 1777). India; Nepal. 
Metanastria hyrtaca (Cramer, [1779]). India; Nepal; Myanmar.

Metanastria gemella has the FW postmedial fascia much closer to the pale line at the outer edge of the dark medial band, hence separating it from aconyta in male. Metanastria aconyta has broader dark medial band in male.

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

Metanastria hyrtaca -


StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh1
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
Maharashtra1
Manipur
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha1
Paschimbanga1121
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand
West Bengal
Total1121221

Metanastria hyrtaca (Cramer, [1779]): Acacia nilotica, Albizia chinensis (Fabaceae), Bischofia javanica (Phyllanthaceae), Breonia sp. (Rubiaceae), Eucalyptus globulus, Syzygium jambos, Syzygium cumini, Eucalyptus globulus (Myrtaceae), Guazuma ulmifolia (Malvaceae), Madhuca longifolia var. latifolia, Madhuca longifolia, Manilkara sp., Manilkara zapota, Mimusops elengi (Sapotaceae), Nyctanthes arbor-tristis (Oleaceae),Schima wallichii (Theaceae), Shorea robusta (Dipterocarpaceae), Terminalia catappa, Terminalia tomentosa (Combretaceae), Anacardium occidentale (Anacardiaceae), Bischofia javanica (Phyllanthaceae), Gmelina arborea (Lamiaceae),Moringa oleifera (Moringaceae), Morus alba (Moraceae), Pinus kesiya (Pinaceae) (Robinson et al. 2010).

  1. OD: Phalaena hyrtaca Cramer, [1779]. Uitl. Kapellen 3 (17-21): 97, pl. 249, f. F. Text at https://archive.org/stream/deuitlandschekap31782cram#page/97/mode/1up. Plate at https://archive.org/stream/CUbiodiversity1277042-9599#page/PL.+CCXLIX/mode/1up 
  2. Hampson, G. F. [1893]. The Fauna of British India including Ceylon and Burma. Moths, Vol. 1. Taylor & Francis, London. Pp. xxiii + 527. Saturniidae to Hypsidae 527 p - 333 fig. Pg. 410, # 912/913.
  3. Zolotuhin, V.V. & Pinratana, A. 2005. Moths of Thailand, Volume 4: Lasiocampidae. Pg 96. # 63, pl 14/5. 
  4. Aland, S. R. , A. B. Mamlayya & S. S. Swami & P. V. Shinde. 2014. Biology of the moth Metanastria hyrtaca Cramer (Lepidoptera : Lasiocampide ) On Indian Badam Tree Terminalia catappa in Solapur, Maharashtra. Bugs R All. 21. 21-23.
  5. https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/318438-Metanastria-hyrtaca
  6. http://www.jpmoth.org/~dmoth/Digital_Moths_of_Asia/75_LASIOCAMPOIDEA/Lasiocampidae/17_Metanastria/Metanastria%20hyrtaca/Metanastria%20hyrtaca.htm
  7. http://www.lepiforum.de/lepiwiki.pl?Metanastria_Hyrtaca
  8. http://v3.boldsystems.org/index.php/Taxbrowser_Taxonpage?taxid=284935
  9. http://www.nbair.res.in/insectpests/Metanastria-hyrtaca.php

 

 

 

 

 

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Metanastria hyrtaca (Cramer, [1779]) – . In Sondhi, S., Y. Sondhi, R.P. Singh, P. Roy and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 3.74. Published by the Indian Foundation for Butterflies. URL: https://www.mothsofindia.org/metanastria-hyrtaca, accessed 2024/07/18.