Metanastria spp. Hübner, [1820] -

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.

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

Sexes display dimorphism. 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.

StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh111
Arunachal Pradesh11
Assam1
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi
Goa
Gujarat
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh1
Jammu and Kashmir
Jharkhand
Karnataka
Kerala
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh1
Maharashtra1
Manipur
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Paschimbanga12
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu1
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand
West Bengal
Total11231311

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Metanastria spp. Hübner, [1820] – . 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-spp, accessed 2024/07/23.