Aergina hilaris (Westwood, 1848) -

Taxonomic Information

Numerous species re-classified from Parasa to Aergina by Solovyev (2014). 
Aergina Solovyev, 2014 species known from India.
Aergina hilaris (Westwood, 1848). Indian subcontinent. 
Aergina laeta (Westwood, 1848). Sri Lanka. 
Aergina retracta (Walker, 1865). S. India; Sri Lanka. 
Aergina fumosa (Swinhoe, 1889). S. India. 
Aergina mirza (Swinhoe, 1890). Myanmar.
Aergina paeera (Hampson, 1897). Sri Lanka.
Aergina liharis (Rose, 2004). India: Punjab. 

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

Throughout India and Sri Lanka. (Hampson, [1893]).

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Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh1
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Karnataka1
Kerala11
Lakshadweep
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Meghalaya1
Mizoram
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Tamil Nadu1
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand1
West Bengal
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  1. Limacodes hilaris Westwood, 1848. The Cabinet of Oriental Entomology: 50, Pl. 24. fig. 3. TL: “central India”. Holotype: female (HDOU).
  2. Parasa hockingii Moore, 1888. Proceedings of the Scientific Meetings of the Zoological Society of London, 403. TL: “Kangra Valley (3000 feet)” [India]. Lectotype: female (BMNH). 
  3. Parasa argalea West, 1937. Annals and Magazine of natural History 10 (10): 80, pl. II: fig. 7. TL: “India, Jubbulpore”. Holotype: female (BMNH). 
  4. Hampson, G.F.  [1893]. The Fauna of British India including Ceylon and Burma. Moths, Vol. 1. Taylor & Francis, London. Pp. xxiii + 527. Saturniidae to Hypsidae 527 p - 333 fig, pg 389, # 863. Dist: throughout India.
  5. Smetacek, P. 2008. Moths recorded from different elevation in Nainital district, Kumaon Himalaya, India. Bionotes 10(1):5 -15.
  6. Gurule, S & S. M. Nikam. 2013. The moths (Lepidoptera: Heterocera) of northern Maharashtra: a preliminary checklist. Journal of Threatened Taxa 5(12): 4693–4713; http://dx.doi.org/10.11609/JoTT.o2555.4693-713.  Image no 5.
  7. Solovyev A. V. 2014, Parasa Moore auct.: phylogenetic review of the complex from the Palaearctic and Indomalayan regions (Lepidoptera, Limacodidae). Proc. Mus. Witt Munich 1. Munich– Vilnius, 240 p. Re-classified genus as Aergina. Listed Parasa hockingii and Parasa argalea as synonyms of A. hilaris.  
  8. Katewa, A. and Pathania, P.C., 2019. Genitalic Studies of Four Limacodid Species (Limacodidae: Lepidoptera) Including the Description of a New Species from Western Ghats, India. Records of the Zoological Survey of India, 119(4), pp.373-380.
  9. Ratnasingham, S. & Hebert, P. D. N. 2007. BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data System (website). http://www.boldsystems.org/index.php/TaxBrowser_TaxonPage?taxid=646377 as Aergina hilaris [accessed 31 August 2105]

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Aergina hilaris (Westwood, 1848) – . 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/aergina-hilaris, accessed 2024/03/02.