Petelia riobearia (Walker, 1860) -

Taxonomic Information

Petelia Herrich-Schäffer, [1855] species known from India.
Petelia albopunctata (Swinhoe, 1891)
Petelia delostigma Prout, 1932 
Petelia distracta (Walker, 1860)
Petelia capitata (Walker, 1867)
Petelia fasciata (Moore, 1868)
Petelia immaculata Hampson, 1893
Petelia medardaria Herrich-Schäffer, 1856 
Petelia riobearia (Walker, 1860)
Petelia paroobathra Prout, 1932

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh1
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
Uttarakhand
West Bengal1
Total11
  1. OD: Hyperythra riobearia Walker, 1860. List of the specimens of lepidopterous insects in the collection of the British Museum. 20: 129. TL: Nepal. Text at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/120012#page/387/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. 217, # 3277 as synonym of Dilinia vexillaria
  3. Alana riobearia; Hampson, 1891. Ill. Het. Brit. Mus. 8: 27. Text at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/75388#page/37/mode/1up. Listed as a separate species from vexillaria
  4. Petelia riobearia; Swinhoe 1894. Trans. Ent. Soc. Lond. Pg. 194. Text at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/50996#page/236/mode/1up
  5. Petelia riobearia; Haruta, T. (Ed.). 1992. Moths of Nepal. Part 1. TINEA. Vol. 13 (Supplement 2). The Japan Heterocerists’ Society, Tokyo. Pl. 8/7.
  6. https://v3.boldsystems.org/index.php/Taxbrowser_Taxonpage?taxid=274497
  7. https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/1279340-Petelia-riobearia

Note: Image cr132 on Petelia spp. page is also Petelia riobearia. 

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Petelia riobearia (Walker, 1860) – . 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/Petelia-riobearia, accessed 2024/03/05.