Trabala vishnou (Lefèbvre, 1827) - Vishnu Lappet Moth

Taxonomic Information

List of Trabala Walker, 1856 species known from Indian subregion (Zolotuhin & Pinratana, 2005 and Saini et al 2019).
Trabala ganesha Roepke, 1951. India: NW Himalaya. 
Trabala irrorata Moore, 1884. South Myanmar?
Trabala pallida (Walker, 1855). India: Himachal Pradesh, S. India, Andaman Is. 
Trabala vishnou (Lefèbvre, 1827). India.
Trabala viridana Joicey & Talbot, 1917. NE India?. 

 

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

Similar species: Trabala pallida which is small, has post-medial line curved near costa and dark cilia.
 

StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh1
Arunachal Pradesh181
Assam
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi
Goa
Gujarat
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh111
Jammu and Kashmir
Jharkhand
Karnataka1
Kerala1
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh1
Maharashtra113
Manipur1111
Meghalaya1
Mizoram
Nagaland1
Odisha
Paschimbanga11
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu
Tripura1
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand3192
West Bengal2
Total122242111473

Trabala vishnou (Lefèbvre, 1827) – Vishnu Lappet Moth: Berberis asiatica (Berberidaceae),Bischofia javanica (Phyllanthaceae), Butea monosperma (Leguminosae),Camellia sinensis (Theaceae), Eucalyptus robusta, Syzygium cumini (Myrtaceae),Lagerstroemia speciosa (Lythraceae), Planchonia careya (Lecythidaceae), Quercus dilatata (Fagaceae), Ricinus communis (Euphorbiaceae), Shorea robusta (Dipterocarpaceae), Terminalia bellirica, Terminalia catappa (Combretaceae) (Robinson et al. 2010); Psidium guajava (Myrtaceae) (reared by Sanjay Sondhi, 2020). 

  1. Haruta, T. (Ed.). 1992-2000. Moths of Nepal. Male pl.20:6, female pl.77:4
  2. Zolotuhin, V.V. & Pinratana, A. 2005. Moths of Thailand, Volume 4: Lasiocampidae, pg 42, pl 3/11-13.
  3. Saini, S., Kaleka, A.S. and Singh, D., 2019. Studies on three species of genus Trabala Walker (Lasiocampidae: Bombycoidea: Lepidoptera) from North West India. Annals Entomology, 37(01), pp.19-27.

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Trabala vishnou (Lefèbvre, 1827) – Vishnu Lappet Moth. In Sondhi, S., Y. Sondhi, R.P. Singh, P. Roy and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 3.73. Published by the Indian Foundation for Butterflies. URL: https://www.mothsofindia.org/trabala-vishnou, accessed 2024/04/21.