Monobolodes simulans (Butler, 1889) -

Taxonomic Information

Monobolodes Warren, 1898 species known from the Indian subcontinent.
Monobolodes parvinigrata Holloway, 1998. Sri Lanka; Sarwak, Borneo (TL). 
Monobolodes prunaria (Moore, [1887]) (Dirades). India; Sri Lanka. 
Monobolodes simulans (Butler, 1889) (Gathynia). TL: Kangra, Himachal Pradesh.

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

Monobolodes simulans -


Note: Monobolodes prunaria (Moore, [1887]) is a similar species which is best separated from Monobolodes simulans (Butler, 1889) by examining genitalia. 
Monobolodes prunaria (Moore, [1887])
Dirades prunaria Moore, [1887]; Lepid. Ceylon 3 (4): 400. Text at https://archive.org/details/lepidopteraofcey03moor/page/400/mode/1up?view=theater
https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/549945-Monobolodes-prunaria
Sohn & Yen, 2005. Korean Epipleminae, (Figs. 1A-E, 3A-F, I-K, 3A-F, 3I-L, 11A). 
Dirades prunaria; Hampson, G. F. 1894. The Fauna of British India including Ceylon and Burma. Moths, Vol. 2. Taylor & Francis, London. Arctiidae, Agrostidae, Noctuidae 609 p - 325 figs. pg. 134, # 3031. 
Seitz, Vol. 10, pg. 598, as Dirades prunaria

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  1. OD: Gathynia simulans Butler, 1889. Ill. Lep. Het. Brit. Mus. 7:81, t.133, fig. 6,7.  TL: Kangra, Himachal Pradesh. Text at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/180012#page/91/mode/1up. Plate at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/180012#page/159/mode/1up
  2. Hampson, G. F. 1894. The Fauna of British India including Ceylon and Burma. Moths, Vol. 2. Taylor & Francis, London. Arctiidae, Agrostidae, Noctuidae 609 p - 325 figs. pg. 135, # 3031. As Gathynia simulans
  3. Seitz, A. (Ed.). 1930. Macro. Lep. World. Vol. 10, pg. 599, Pl. 59i as Gathynia simulans.
  4. Haruta, T. (Ed.). 1998. Moths of Nepal. Part 5. TINEA. Vol. 15 (Supplement 1). The Japan Heterocerists’ Society, Tokyo.pl. 138/19-20. 
 
 
 

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Monobolodes simulans (Butler, 1889) – . 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/monobolodes-simulans, accessed 2024/02/23.