Mustilia falcipennis Walker, 1865 -

Taxonomic Information

Mustilia Walker, 1865 species known from India.
Mustilia falcipennis Walker, 1865. India: West Bengal (TL: Darjeeling). 
Mustilia phaeopera Hampson, 1910. India: Meghalaya (TL: Khasi Hills). 
Mustilia castanea Moore, 1879. India: West Bengal (TL: Darjeeling).

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

Mustilia falcipennis -


Similar species: Mustilia phaeopera Hampson, 1910.

Mustilia falcipennis has HW costal area yellow. Mustillia phaeopera has HW costal area same colour as rest of wing. Also, the HW is more angled in falcipennis

StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh2
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
Sikkim1
Tamil Nadu
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand1
West Bengal1
Total1121
  1. OD: Mustilia falcipennis Walker, 1865. List Spec. Lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. 32: 581. Text at https://archive.org/details/listofspecimenso3132brit/page/581/mode/1up?view=theater
  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.# 44, pg. 39.
  3. Haruta, T. (Ed.). 1992. Moths of Nepal. Part 1. TINEA. Vol. 13 (Supplement 2). The Japan Heterocerists’ Society, Tokyo. Pl. 20/16 
  4. Zolotuhin, V.V. 2007. A revision of the genus Mustilia Walker, 1865, with descriptions of new taxa (Lepidoptera, Bombycidae). Neue Entomologischen Nachrichten, 60: 187-205.
  5. Wang, X., Wang, M., Zolotuhin, V.V., Hirowatari, T., Wu, S. and Huang, G.H., 2015. The fauna of the family Bombycidae sensu lato (Insecta, Lepidoptera, Bombycoidea) from Mainland China, Taiwan and Hainan Islands The fauna of the family Bombycidae sensu lato (Insecta, Lepidoptera, Bombycoidea) from Mainland China, Taiwan and Hainan Islands. Zootaxa, 3989(1), pp.1-138. Pg. 99, Fig. 8-A,B,C. 
  6. http://www.boldsystems.org/index.php/Taxbrowser_Taxonpage?taxid=297997
 Note: Hindwing costa colour not visible; hence provisionally identified. 

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Mustilia falcipennis Walker, 1865 – . 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/mustilia-falcipennis, accessed 2024/06/23.