Pyrausta phoenicealis (Hübner, 1818) - Perilla Leaf Moth

Taxonomic Information

This species is often listed as Pyrausta panopealis which is treated as the junior synonym of Pyrausta phoenicealis by http://globiz.pyraloidea.org [accessed 17 January 2019]. 

Pyrausta Schrank, 1802 species known from the Indian subcontinent.
Pyrausta acutidentalis Hampson, 1896. TL: Sikkim. 
Pyrausta atrifusalis Hampson, 1903. TL: Dharmsala, Himachal Pradesh. 
Pyrausta aurantifascialis Hampson, 1896. TL: Myanmar. 

Pyrausta bambucivora (Moore, 1888). TL: West Bengal. 
Pyrausta benenotata (Swinhoe, 1894). TL: Cherrapunji, Meghalaya. 
Pyrausta bisignata (Butler, 1889). TL: Dharmsala, Himachal Pradesh. 
Pyrausta bitincta Meyrick, 1932. TL: Nigiris, Tamil Nadu. 
Pyrausta canotinctalis Hampson, 1896. TL: Dalhousie, Himachal Pradesh. 
Pyrausta coactalis (Snellen, 1890). TL:Darjeeling, West Bengal. 
Pyrausta euprepialis Hampson, 1903. TL: Chamba, Himachal Pradesh. 
Pyrausta euralis Hampson, 1903. TL: Kashmir. 

Pyrausta ferrifusalis (Hampson, 1893. TL: Sri Lanka. 
Pyrausta foviferalis Hampson, 1896. TL: Myanmar. 
Pyrausta kenalis Swinhoe, 1900. TL: India. 
Pyrausta maledictalis Hampson, 1899. TL: Mumbai, Maharashtra. 
Pyrausta metasialis Hampson, 1912. TL: Sikkim. 
Pyrausta microdontalis Hampson, 1912. TL: Sri Lanka. 
Pyrausta minimalis Hampson, 1903. TL: Gujarat. 
Pyrausta monosema Hampson, 1912. TL: Punjab, Pakistan. 
Pyrausta nigritalis Hampson, 1896. TL: Myanmar. 
Pyrausta ochracealis Walker, 1865. India: S. india; Sri Lanka. 
Pyrausta phragmatidalis Hampson, 1908. TL: Sikkim. 
Pyrausta phoenicealis Hübner, 1818. India.
Pyrausta purpurascens (Hampson, 1893).  TL: Sri Lanka. 
Pyrausta rahiledawut Koçak & Kemal, 2021. TL: Khasi Hills, Meghalaya. 
Pyrausta rubellalis (Snellen, 1890). TL: Sikkim. 
Pyrausta rubritinctalis (Warren, 1895). TL: Khasi Hills, Meghalaya. 
Pyrausta rubritinetalis Hampson, 1919. TL: Nubra Valley, Ladakh. 
Pyrausta sikkima (Moore, 1888). TL:Darjeeling, West Bengal, Dharmasala, Himachal Pradesh. 
Pyrausta silhetalis Guenée, 1854. TL: Sylhet, Bangladesh; Himalaya. 

Pyrausta vitellinalis (Kollar & Redtenbacher, 1844). TL: Mussoorie, Uttarakhand. 

Pyrausta xanthothysana Hampson, 1903. TL: Sikkim. 

From Nuss et al. (2022), at http://globiz.pyraloidea.org [accessed 17 January 2022] (Accessed on 17 Jan 2022). 

Unconfirmed records. 
Pyrausta tetraplagalis Hampson, 1898. Listed in Chandra et al. 2020 from the Western Ghats, but this is an African species. 
Pyrausta signatalis (Walker, [1866]). Listed in Chandra et al. 2020 from the Western Ghats, but this is an N. American species.

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

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Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh111
Arunachal Pradesh
Assam
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh11
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi1
Goa
Gujarat2111
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir
Jharkhand
Karnataka1211
Kerala1
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh1111
Maharashtra11241
Manipur
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Paschimbanga11111
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan1
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu1
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand13
West Bengal
Total12218337113

Pyrausta phoenicealis (Hübner, 1818) – Perilla Leaf Moth: Ocimum tenuiflorum (Lamiaceae) (Robinson et al. 2010).

  1. OD: Haematia phoenicealis Hübner, 1818. Zuträge Samml. exot. Schmett. 1: 22, pl. [20], f. 115-116; TL: Florida.
  2. http://v3.boldsystems.org/index.php/Taxbrowser_Taxonpage?taxid=341864 [accessed 17 January 2019]
  3. http://globiz.pyraloidea.org [accessed 17 January 2019]
  4. http://lepidoptera.butterflyhouse.com.au/pyru/panopealis.html [accessed 17 January 2019]

Page citation

Anonymous 2023. Pyrausta phoenicealis (Hübner, 1818) – Perilla Leaf Moth. In Sondhi, S., Y. Sondhi, R.P. Singh, P. Roy and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 3.42. Published by the Indian Foundation for Butterflies. URL: https://www.mothsofindia.org/pyrausta-phoenicealis, accessed 2023/03/21.