Orthospila tigrina (Moore, [1886]) -

Taxonomic Information

Orthospila Warren, 1890 species known from the Indian subcontinent.
Orthospila onustalis (Snellen, 1890). India (TL: Sikkim). 
Orthospila orissusalis (Walker, 1859). India. 
Orthospila plutusalis (Walker, 1859).  India (mainland, Andaman Is.). 
Orthospila tigrina (Moore, [1886]). Sri Lanka (TL). 

Orthospila orissusalis (Walker, 1859) has the postmedial line straight and oblique from costa, then flat and straight, before incurving to cell, and then another straight line to inner margin. 
 

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

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Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh3
Assam1
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh1
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi
Goa
Gujarat
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir
Jharkhand
Karnataka1
Kerala11
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra2
Manipur
Meghalaya2
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Paschimbanga11
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand
West Bengal
Total3221321

Orthospila orissusalis (Walker, 1859): Bombax ceiba, Kydia calycina (Malvaceae), Cordia myxa (Boraginaceae) (Robinson et al. 2010).

  1. Haritala tigrina Moore, [1886]. Lepid. Ceylon 3 (3): 312, pl. 182, f. 5. Text at https://archive.org/stream/lepidopteraofcey03moor#page/312/mode/1up. Plate at https://archive.org/stream/lepidopteraofcey03moor#page/n678/mode/1up
  2. Hampson, G. 1896. The Fauna of British India including Ceylon and Burma. Moths, Vol.4. Taylor & Francis, London. Pyralidae 594 p - 287 figs. Pg. 308, # 4898 as Dichocrocis nigrilinealis
  3. Kendrick, R. 2002. Moths (insecta : lepidoptera) of Hong Kong. Plate 17/13. 

Note: Incorrectly identified as Orthospila orissusalis (Walker, 1859). Updated to Orthospila tigrina (Moore, [1886]) on 5 Jan 2022 (SS) based on inputs from Roger Kendrick, who send an image of a specimen of Orthospila orissusalis. Roger Kendricks's comments: second issue is with Orthospila orissusalis - this species is a mis-id of the species tigrina - which is probably correctly placed in Orthospila, but currently resides in Notarcha on GlobizPyraloidea. I had to check the types for IGMHK; here is the upshot...... The BOLD orissualis material is a mix of tigrina specimens plus one orissualis (the BYFIELD specimen - http://www.boldsystems.org/pics/ANICN/10ANIC_10928%2B1288318904.JPG).  [accessed 05 February 2022]. This taxon needs further investigation. 

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Orthospila tigrina (Moore, [1886]) – . In Sondhi, S., Y. Sondhi, R.P. Singh, P. Roy and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 3.73. Published by the Indian Foundation for Butterflies. URL: https://www.mothsofindia.org/orthospila-tigrina, accessed 2024/04/14.