Agrotera basinotata Hampson, 1891 -

Taxonomic Information

Agrotera Schrank, 1802 species known from India.
Agrotera basinotata Hampson, 1891. Indian subcontinent. TL: Nilgiris, Tamil Nadu. 
Agrotera barcealis (Walker, [1859]). India: Sri Lanka
Agrotera discinotata Swinhoe, 1894. India: Meghalaya (Cherrapunji: TL).
Agrotera effertalis (Walker, [1859]). Sri Lanka (TL). 
Agrotera scissalis (Walker, [1866]). TL: Java, Indonesia. India: Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Uttarakhand, Arunachal Pradesh, West Bengal. 
Agrotera nemoralis (Scopoli, 1763). Andaman Is. 

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

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Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh
Assam
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh1
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi
Goa1
Gujarat11
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir
Jharkhand
Karnataka1
Kerala1
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra12
Manipur
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Paschimbanga12
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim1
Tamil Nadu1
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand
West Bengal1
Total1112244

Agrotera basinotata Hampson, 1891: Castanopsis spp. (Fagaceae), Syzygium nervosum, Syzygium aqueum (Myrtaceae), Lagerstroemia microcarpa, Lagerstroemia parviflora, Lagerstroemia speciosa (Lythraceae), Melastoma malabathricum (Melastomataceae), Pavetta indica (Rubiaceae) (Robinson et al. 2010). 

  1. OD: Agrotera basinotata Hampson, 1891. Ill. typical Spec. Lep. Het. Colln Br. Mus. 8: 137, pl. 155, f. 13. Text at https://archive.org/details/illustrationsoft08brituoft/page/137/mode/1up?view=theater. Plate at https://archive.org/details/illustrationsoft08brituoft/page/n186/mode/1up?view=theater
  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. 266, #4794. 
  3. Sivaperuman, C., Shah, S.K., Raghunathan, C., Chandra, K. and Venkataraman, K., 2012. Nine New Records of Moth from Andaman and Nicobar Islands. In Biological-Forum An International Journal (Vol. 4, No. 1, pp. 23-26). Agrotera posticalis Wileman, 1911 reported from Andaman Is. 
  4. Chen, K., M. Horak, X. Du & D. Zhang. 2017. Revision of the Australian species of Agrotera Schrank (Lepidoptera: Pyraloidea: Crambidae: Spilomelinae). Zootaxa 4362 (2): 213–224.
  5. Mally, R., Hayden, J.E., Neinhuis, C., Jordal, B.H. and Nuss, M., 2019. The phylogenetic systematics of Spilomelinae and Pyraustinae (Lepidoptera: Pyraloidea: Crambidae) inferred from DNA and morphology. Arthropod Systematics and Phylogeny 77 (1): 141-204. 
  6. https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/417719-Agrotera-basinotata
  7. http://www.jpmoth.org/Crambidae/Pyraustinae/Agrotera_basinotata.html
  8. http://www.pyralidsofborneo.org/index.php?basinotata

Note: Chen et al. (2017) consider the nemoralis group to include Agrotera basinotata, Agrotera nemoralis, Agrotera posticalis and Agrotera discinotata. Agrotera posticalis Wileman, 1911 reported from Andaman Is., nemoralis is extralimital, while basinotata and discinotata are found on mainland India. It is likely that discinotata is found only in the NE India, while the peninsular Indian species is basinotata. See Similar species for identification notes.

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Agrotera basinotata Hampson, 1891 – . 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/agrotera-basinotata, accessed 2024/02/29.