Plutodes discigera Butler, 1890 -

Taxonomic Information

List of Plutodes Guenée, 1857 known from India based on Kirti et al. (2019): 
Plutodes costatus (Butler, 1886). India: West Bengal (TL: Darjeeling), Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Uttarakhand. 
Plutodes cyclaria Guenée, [1858]. India: Punjab?.
Plutodes digitata Kirti & Saxena. India: Sikkim (Gangtok: TL). 
Plutodes discigera Butler, 1880. India.
Plutodes exiguifascia Hampson, 1895. Sri Lanka. 
Plutodes exquisita Butler, 1880. India: West Bengal (Darjeeling), Meghalaya, Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh. 
Plutodes flavescens Butler, 1880. India: NE Himalayas.
Plutodes lamisca Swinhoe, 1894. India: Meghalaya (TL: Khasi Hills, Cherrapunji), Arunachal Pradesh. 
Plutodes nilgirica Hampson, 1895. India: Tamil Nadu (Nilgiris: TL). 
Plutodes philornis Prout, 1926. India: Assam, Meghalaya (TL: Khasi Hills).
Plutodes pseudocyclaria Kirti & Goyal, 2011. India: Devikulam, Kerala.
Plutodes subcaudata Butler, 1880. India: West Bengal (TL: Darjeeling), Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh. 
Plutodes transmutata Walker, 1861. India: "N. India", Maharashtra, Kerala, Uttarakhand ; Nepal; Sri Lanka.
Plutodes warreni Prout. 1923. India: "NW Himalaya", Arunachal Pradesh. 

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

Plutodes flavescens: based on Bold Systems, discigera has less wavy lines compared to flavescens which is now a separate species. From Bold Systems, the distance between the basal rufous patch and the outer rounded patch is mutch greater in discigera, much less in flavescens. Seen at http://v3.boldsystems.org/index.php/Taxbrowser_Taxonpage?taxid=155677. P. flavescens known from NE Himalaya also. Roger Kendrick PhD plates at Plate 23/28.
Differences with flavescens nicely summed up at
http://archive.org/stream/annalsmagazineof561880lond#page/223/mode/1up [accessed 25 January 2018]
Plutodes cyclaria: rufous patches larger, much closer to outer patch on HW. Ref Bold Systems. Seen at http://v3.boldsystems.org/index.php/Taxbrowser_Taxonpage?taxid=96879

StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh1
Assam1
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
Tripura1
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand
West Bengal
Total111

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Plutodes discigera Butler, 1890 – . 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/plutodes-discigera, accessed 2024/02/22.