Orothalassodes hypocrites (Prout, 1912) -

Taxonomic Information

Orothalassodes Holloway, 1996 species known from India. 
Orothalassodes hypocrites (Prout, 1912). India: S. India (Travancore), Tamil Nadu, West Bengal (Darjeeling), Meghalaya (Khasi Hills, Cherrapunji),
Orothalassodes pervulgatus Inoue, 2005. India. West Bengal (TL: Darjeeling). 
Orothalassodes falsaria (Prout, 1912). India: Meghalaya (TL: Khasi Hills), West Bengal (Darjeeling), Uttarakhand (Mussoorie), Nilgiris; Bhutan. 
Orothalassodes aptifimbria (Prout, 1916). India: West Bengal (TL: Darjeeling), Arunachal Pradesh (Tale WLS). 
Orothalassodes leucospilota (Moore, [1887]). S. India; Sri Lanka. 
 

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

Diagnosis (MOB). This (Orothalassodes hypocrites) and the next species (O. retaka, extralimital to India) have the enlarged white spot in the postmedial at the forewing dorsum. They are best distinguished by the male genitalia as indicated below. O. hypocrites has more distinctly red margins to the wings that contain white spots at the vein ends in the cilia.

StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh
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
Meghalaya111
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Paschimbanga
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu1
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand
West Bengal1
Total1121
  1. Thalassodes hypocrites Prout, 1912, in Wytsman, Genera Insectorum, 129: 153. Holotype , Singapore. (BMNH) 
  2. Orothalassodes hypocrites: Holloway, 1996, Malay. Nat. J., 49 (3–4): 259. 
  3. Han, H. & Xue, D., 2011. Thalassodes and related taxa of emerald moths in China (Geometridae, Geometrinae). Zootaxa, 3019(1), pp.26-50. Pg. 31, Fig. 5. 
  4. Iyer, G., D. Stüning & S. Sondhi. 2021. An inventory of geometrid moths (Lepidoptera: Geometroidea: Geometridae) of Kalakad-Mundanthurai Tiger Reserve, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa 13(13): 19887–19920. 7105.13.13.19887-19920. Image 82.
  5. http://www.jpmoth.org/~dmoth/Digital_Moths_of_Asia/85_GEOMETROIDEA/04_GEOMETRIDAE/07_Geometrinae/framepage_geometrinae.html
  6. http://www.mothsofborneo.com/part-9/geometrini/geometrini_36_1.php
  7. https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/199521-Orothalassodes-hypocrites

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Orothalassodes hypocrites (Prout, 1912) – . 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/Orothalassodes-hypocrites, accessed 2024/07/18.