Pingasa ruginaria (Guenée, [1858]) - Bordered Duster

Taxonomic Information

Pingasa Moore, [1887] species known from India. 
Pingasa alba Swinhoe, 1891. India: Meghalaya (Khasi Hills).
Pingasa chlora (Stoll, [1782]). India. 
Pingasa crenaria (Guenée, 1858). India: Central India.
Pingasa dispensata (Walker, 1860). India: North India, Tamil Nadu.
Pingasa elutriata Prout, 1916. India: West Bengal (Darjeeling). 
Pingasa lariaria (Walker, 1860). India: West Bengal (Darjeeling), Tripura, Karnataka (?).
Pingasa pseudoterpinaria gracilis Prout, 1916. India: Meghalaya (Khasi Hills).
Pingasa pseudoterpinaria tephrosiaria Guenée, 1858. India: NW Himalaya. 
Pingasa rubicunda Warren, 1894. India: Meghalaya (Khasi Hills).
Pingasa rufofasciata Moore, 1888. India: West Bengal (Darjeeling), Arunachal Pradesh.
Pingasa ruginaria ruginaria (Guenée, [1858]). India: North India, S. & W. India.
Pingasa ruginaria andamanica Prout, 1916. India: South Andaman, Port Blair.
Pingasa subviridis Warren, 1896. India: Meghalaya (Cherrapunji), West Bengal.
Pingasa venusta Warren, 1894. India: Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh.

Unconfirmed records
Pingasa multispurcata Prout, 1913. An African species.

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

Many similar species in the genus: P. alba, P. rubicunda, P. rubimontana, P. chloroides, P. lariaria amongst others. 
Moths of Borneo states: This species resembles several of its congeners superficially but can always be distinguished by the rather weakly crenulate postmedials that are strongly sinuous on the hindwing and excavate centrally on the forewing so that the white medial area bulges into the dark border. In addition, the base of underwings are more yellow than any of the other congeners. 

StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh
Assam11
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi
Goa1
Gujarat
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir
Jharkhand
Karnataka21
Kerala111
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra11
Manipur
Meghalaya111
Mizoram1
Nagaland
Odisha
Paschimbanga
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu
Tripura1
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand1141
West Bengal1
Total211812333

Pingasa ruginaria (Guenée, [1858]) – Bordered Duster: Cajanus cajan, Dalbergia monetaria, Xylia xylocarpa (Fabaceae), Litchi chinensis (Sapindaceae),Litsea elongata (Lauraceae), Sterculia villosa (Malvaceae), Mussaenda frondosa, Wendlandia thyrsoidea (Rubiaceae) (Robinson et al. 2010).

  1. OD: Hypochroma ruginaria Guenée, [1858]. Hist. nat. Ins., Spec. gén. Lépid. 9: 278. Text at http://archive.org/stream/histoirenaturell09bois#page/278/mode/1up
  2. Hypochroma perfectaria Walker, 1860. List Specimens lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus., 21: 434.
  3. 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. 472, # 4001. 
  4. Pingasa ruginaria andamanica Prout, 1916. Novit. zool., 23: 194.
  5. Pingasa ruginaria pacifica Inoue, 1964. Kontyû, 32: 335.
  6. Haruta, T. (Ed.). 1992. Moths of Nepal. Part 1. TINEA. Vol. 13 (Supplement 2). The Japan Heterocerists’ Society, Tokyo, Pl. 3/10. 
  7. http://www.mothsofborneo.com/part-9/geometrini/geometrini_9_1.php [accessed 28 November 2017]  
  8. Iyer, G., D. Stüning & S. Sondhi. 2021. An inventory of geometrid moths (Lepidoptera: Geometroidea: Geometridae) of Kalakad-Mundanthurai Tiger Reserve, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa 13(13): 19887–19920. 7105.13.13.19887-19920. Image 96.  

 

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Pingasa ruginaria (Guenée, [1858]) – Bordered Duster. 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/pingasa-ruginaria, accessed 2024/07/18.