Selepa celtis Moore, [1860] -

Taxonomic Information

Selepa Moore, [1858] species known from the Indian subcontinent.
Selepa celtis Moore, [1860]. Indian subcontinent.
Selepa discigera (Walker, [1863]). India; Sri Lanka.
Selepa docilis Butler, 1881. India; Sri Lanka.
Selepa ferrofusa (Hampson, 1905). Sri Lanka. 
Selepa nigralba (Hampson, 1895). NE Himalaya.
Selepa plumbeata Hampson, 1912. India; Sri Lanka; Myanmar.
Selepa rabdota (Hampson, 1891). Nilgiris. 
Selepa stigmatophora (Hampson, 1895). Sikkim. 
Selepa molybdea Hampson, 1912. India (Kerala).

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

Selepa celtis -


Similar species: Selepa stigmatophora (Hampson, 1895) 
Selepa stigmatophora male is very similar to S. celtis but lacks the raised tuft of scales between the postmedial line and outer angle. Its hindwing is suffused with fuscous brown (pale dirty white in celtis). The underside of hindwing in stigmatophora has a large black-brown near the base (no brown patch below in hindwing of celtis).

StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh
Assam
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi
Goa
Gujarat1
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
Uttarakhand6
West Bengal
Total16
Selepa celtis Moore, [1860]: Vachellia nilotica (Fabaceae), Mangifera indica, Anacardium occidentale, Lannea coromandelica, Spondias pinnata (Anacardiaceae), Bischofia javanica (Phyllanthaceae), Camellia spp. (Theaceae), Castanea spp. (Fagaceae), Cinnamomum spp. (Lauraceae), Elaeodendron glaucum (Celastraceae)?, Syzygium cumini (Myrtaceae), Excoecaria agallocha, Mallotus philippensis (Euphorbiaceae), Ficus racemosa (Moraceae), Gmelina arborea (Lamiaceae), Litchi chinensis, Schleichera oleosa, Mischocarpus sundaicus spp. (Sapindaceae), Loranthus spp. (Loranthaceae), Manilkara zapota (Sapotaceae), Mussaenda frondosa (Rubiaceae), Phyllanthus emblica (Phyllanthaceae), Planchonia careya (Lecythidaceae)?, Pyrus spp., Rosa spp. (Rosaceae), Shorea robusta (Dipterocarpaceae), Trema orientale (Cannabaceae), Theobroma cacao (Sterculiaceae), Terminalia elliptica, Terminalia chebula,Terminalia catappa, Terminalia myriocarpa (Combretaceae), Stereospermum chelonoides (Bignoniaceae), Solanum melongena (Solanaceae), Duabanga grandiflora, Lagerstroemia indicaWoodfordia fruticosa (Lythraceae) (Robinson et al. 2010); Lagerstroemia speciosa (Lythraceae) (Sondhi, 2021 in Sondhi et al 2021).
  1. Selepa celtis Moore, [1860]; in Horsfield & Moore, Cat. Lep. Ins. Mus. Nat. East India House 2: 353; TL: India; Java. Text at https://archive.org/details/catalogueoflepid02east/page/353/mode/1up?view=theater
  2. Hampson, G. F. 1894. The Fauna of British India including Ceylon and Burma. Moths, Vol. 2. Taylor & Francis, London. Arctiidae, Agrostidae, Noctuidae 609 p - 325 figs. pg. 370, # 2199 as Plotheia celtis
  3. Shubhalaxmi, V. 2018. Birdwing Field Guide to Indian Moths, 1st Edition. Birdwing Publishers, India, 461pp. Pg. 303, Pl. 113/2. Female. 
  4. https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/371206-Selepa-celtis
  5. https://www.mothsofborneo.com/part-18/unassigned/unassigned_4_1.php
  6. http://www.jpmoth.org/Nolidae/Eligminae/Selepa_celtis.html

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Selepa celtis Moore, [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/selepa-celtis, accessed 2024/03/03.