Pericyma glaucinans (Guenée, 1852) -

Taxonomic Information

Pericyma Herrich-Schäffer, [1851] species from India. Most of the species display polymorphism. 
Pericyma albidens (Walker, 1865) (Moepa). S. India. 
Pericyma cruegeri (Butler, 1886) (Homoptera). India.
Pericyma detersa (Walker, 1865) (Homoptera). N India. 
Pericyma glaucinans (Guenée, 1852) (Alamis). India, Bangladesh.
Pericyma umbrina (Guenée, 1852) (Alamis). India.  

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

Pericyma glaucinans -


Separating Pericyma glaucinans and Pericyma albidens

From images on Bold Systems and the descriptions in FBI, Hampson, Vol. 2 and MON Part 3, the post-medial line in Pericyma glaucinans is incurved beyond cell, and then oblique to inner margin. In Pericyma albidens, the postmedial line is more or less straight, with a small kink at v.4. In Pericyma albidens, the medial black line, curves in to costa, while in Pericyma glaucinans, it is largely parallel to the postmedial. One of the brown forms of Pericyma creugeri is also similar. 

http://v3.boldsystems.org/index.php/Taxbrowser_Taxonpage?taxid=490066 [accessed 15 May 2021] [accessed 15 May 2021] for albidens.

http://v3.boldsystems.org/index.php/Taxbrowser_Taxonpage?taxid=267193 [accessed 15 May 2021] [accessed 15 May 2021] for glaucinans.

StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh
Assam
Bihar
Chandigarh1
Chhattisgarh12
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi
Goa
Gujarat1
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir
Jharkhand
Karnataka1211
Kerala
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra
Manipur
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Paschimbanga1
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu21
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand
West Bengal
Total212333
Pericyma glaucinans (Guenée, 1852): Albizia amara, Delonix regia, Sesbania bispinosa, Sesbania sesban (Fabaceae), Coffea spp. (Rubiaceae) (Robinson et al. 2010)
  1. OD: Alamis glaucinans Guenée, 1852. Hist. nat. Ins., Spec. gén. Lépid. 7 (Noct. 3): 6
  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. 475, #2444 as Homoptera glaucinans.
  3. Haruta, T. (Ed.). 1994. Moths of Nepal. Part 3. TINEA. Vol. 14 (Supplement 1). The Japan Heterocerists’ Society, Tokyo. Pl 87/21.
  4. Alamis ligilla Guenée, 1852. Hist. nat. Ins., Spec. gén. Lépid. 7 (Noct. 3): 6; TL: Java
  5. Homoptera infligens Walker, [1858]. List Spec. Lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. 13: 1068; TL: North Hindostan
  6. Homoptera solita Walker, [1858]. List Spec. Lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. 13: 1068; TL: Hindostan
  7. Homoptera antica Walker, 1865. List Spec. Lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. 33: 887; TL: South Hindostan
  8. Hypogramma validula Walker, 1865. List Spec. Lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. 33: 893; TL: Punjab
  9. Hampson, G. F. 1893. Illustration of typical specimens of Lepidoptera Heterocera in the Collection of the British Museum Part IX, pg 109 & Pl 165 figs 1,7 & 15 as Dugaria glaucinans.
  10. http://v3.boldsystems.org/index.php/Taxbrowser_Taxonpage?taxid=267193 [accessed 14 May 2021]

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Pericyma glaucinans (Guenée, 1852) – . 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/pericyma-glaucinans, accessed 2024/03/05.