Polythlipta cerealis Lederer, 1863 -

Taxonomic Information

Polythlipta Lederer, 1863 species known from India. 
Polythlipta cerealis Lederer, 1863. India: Arunachal Pradesh, West Bengal, Himachal Pradesh.   
Polythlipta distorta Moore, 1888. India: West Bengal (Darjeeling), Tamil Nadu (?), Kerala (?). 
Polythlipta divaricata Moore, 1885. India: Nagaland, Meghalaya, Maharashtra, Karnataka; Sri Lanka. 
Polythlipta euroalis Swinhoe, 1889. India: NE India, Assam (Sivasagar), West Bengal. 
Polythlipta inconspicua Moore, 1888. India: West Bengal (Darjeeling), Meghalaya. 
Polythlipta liquidalis Leech, 1889. 
Polythlipta macralis Lederer, 1863. 
Polythlipta ossealis Lederer, 1863. India: Assam, Sikkim, Meghalaya; Bhutan. 
Polythlipta peragrata Moore, 1888. India: West Bengal (Darjeeling), Arunachal Pradesh. 
Polythlipta rivulalis (Snellen, 1890). India: Sikkim. 
Polythlipta vagalis Walker, 1866. India: West Bengal (Darjeeling). 

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

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StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh121
Assam
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi
Goa
Gujarat
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh2
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
Total421

Polythlipta cerealis Lederer, 1863: Jasminum arborescens (oleracea) (Robinson et al. 2010). 

  1. Polythlipta cerealis Lederer, 1863. Wien. Ent. Mon., 1863: 477. 
  2. Hampson, G. F. 1896. The Fauna of British India including Ceylon and Burma. Moths, Vol. 4. Taylor & Francis, London. Pyralidae 594 p - 287 figs. Pg. 365, # 5062.
  3. Haruta, T. (Ed.). 1995. Moths of Nepal. Part 4. TINEA. Vol. 14 (Supplement 2). The Japan Heterocerists’ Society, Tokyo.Plate 126/15.
  4. Irungbam, J.S., M.S. Chib & K. Wangdi, 2016. Taxonomic review of the superfamily Pyraloidea in Bhutan (Lepidoptera). Journal of Asia-Pacific Biodiversity 9 (3): 355-382G. Fig 11 A
  5. https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/124871-Polythlipta-cerealis
  6. http://www.jpmoth.org/~dmoth/Digital_Moths_of_Asia/50_PYRALOIDEA/Crambidae/63.9_Pyraustinae/Polythlipta/Polythlipta%20cerealis/Polythlipta%20cerealis.htm [accessed 26 August 2020] 

 

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Polythlipta cerealis Lederer, 1863 – . 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/polythlipta-cerealis, accessed 2024/05/24.