Petavia attenuata (Moore, 1879) -

Taxonomic Information

Petavia Horsfield, 1828 species known from India. 
Petavia erycinoides Walker, 1869. India: Uttarakhand, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, West Bengal. 
Petavia attenuata (Moore, 1879). India: Sikkim, Assam, Meghalaya. 
Originally combination Callidula erycinoides. Current combination in LepIndex Petavia erycinoides. Callidula erycinoides Felder, 1874 is a different species.

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

Petavia attenuata -


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
Uttarakhand
West Bengal
Total21
  1. Datanga attenuata Moore, 1879. In: Hewitson & Moore, Desc. new Indian lepid. Insects Colln. late Mr. Atkinson, pg. 21. 
  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. pg. 324, # 693
  3. Chandra, K., Kumar, V., Singh, N., Raha, A. and Sanyal, A. K. 2019. Assemblages of Lepidoptera in Indian Himalaya through Long Term Monitoring Plots: 1-457. Pl 48. fig. 10. Pg 324.
  4. http://www.jpmoth.org/~dmoth/Haruta%20Collection/70_Calidulidae/Callidula%20attenuata/Callidula%20attenuata.htm
  5. https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/544438-Callidula-attenuata many incorrectly identified individuals. 

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Petavia attenuata (Moore, 1879) – . 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/Petavia-attenuata, accessed 2024/02/23.