Pachyodes ornataria Moore, 1888 -

Taxonomic Information

List of Pachyodes known from India based on Kirti et al. (2019):
Pachyodes apicalis apicalis (Moore, 1888). India: Darjeeling, West Bengal.
Pachyodes costistrigaria (Moore, 1868). India: Bengal.
Pachyodes haemataria (Herrich-Schäffer, [1854]). India: Central India.
Pachyodes leopardinata (Moore, 1868). India: Bengal.
Pachyodes molleri (Warren 1893). India: Sikkim.
Pachyodes ornataria Moore, 1888. India: Darjeeling, West Bengal, Cherrapunji, Meghalaya.
Pachyodes pictaria Moore, 1888. India: Darjeeling, West Bengal.
Pachyodes pratti (Prout, 1927). India: Tinsukhia, Assam.
Pachyodes varicoloraria (Moore, 1868). India: Bengal. 

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

Separating Pachyodes haemataria and Pachyodes ornataria:

Forewing upperside: basal lines are closer together in ornataria, resulting in a narrower olive band compared to haemataria. Hindwing upperside: cell streak smaller in ornataria, sometimes red to reddish-black. In haemataria, the long cell streak is prominent, black and straight. Underside: Pachyodes ornataria has diffused blackish-brown markings near the base of both wings, which haemataria lacks. On the forewing underside, ornataria lacks the prominent black mid-cell and postdiscal spots present in haemataria. On the hindwing underside, ornataria has a black discal spot (somewhat diffused), which haemataria lacks. 

StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh22
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
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand1
West Bengal
Total32
  1. OD: Pachyodes ornataria Moore, 1888. Descriptions of new Indian lepidopterous insects from the collection of the late Mr. W.S. Atkinson (3): 249. Darjeeling, West Bengal and Cherrapunji, Meghalaya. Text at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/26805#page/267/mode/1up
  2. Hampson, G. F. 1895. The Fauna of British India including Ceylon and Burma. Moths, Vol.3. Taylor & Francis, London. Noctuidae (cont.) to Geometridae 546 p - 226 figs.Pg. 476, #4014 as Pseudoterpna ornataria
  3. Haruta, T. (Ed.). 1992. Moths of Nepal. Part 1. TINEA. Vol. 13 (Supplement 2). The Japan Heterocerists’ Society, Tokyo. Plate 2/15. 
  4. Sondhi, S. Karmakar, T., Sondhi, Y. & K. Kunte. 2021. Moths of Tale Wildlife Sanctuary, Arunachal Pradesh, India with seventeen additions to the moth fauna of India (Lepidoptera: Heterocera). Tropical Lepidoptera Research 31(Supplement 2): 1-53. DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.5062572.Image 392. 
  5. http://v3.boldsystems.org/index.php/Taxbrowser_Taxonpage?taxid=466281

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Pachyodes ornataria Moore, 1888 – . 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/pachyodes-ornataria, accessed 2024/07/18.