Agrotera scissalis (Walker, [1866]) -

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

Agrotera scissalis -


Similar species: Sagariphora magnificalis Hampson, [1893]

StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh1
Arunachal Pradesh1
Assam
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi
Goa
Gujarat
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir
Jharkhand
Karnataka
Kerala
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra2
Manipur
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Paschimbanga1
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu1
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand11
West Bengal
Total21221

Agrotera scissalis (Walker, [1866]): Syzygium cumini, Eugenia myrobalana (Myrtaceae) (Robinson et al. 2010).

  1. OD: Aediodes scissalis Walker, [1866]. List. Spec. Lepid. Ins. Coll. B. M., Cat. Lepid. Heterocera. 34, (Suppl. 4): 1121-1533. pg. 1526. Text at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/120100#page/832/mode/1up
  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, # 4796.
  3. Robinson, G.S., K.R.Tuck, M. Shaffer & K. Cook. 1994. The Smaller Moths of South-East Asia. Malaysian Nature Society, Kuala Lumpur. 308 pp., 51 figs., 32 pls. Pl. 30/18. 
  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. http://v3.boldsystems.org/index.php/Taxbrowser_Taxonpage?taxid=273064
  6. http://www.pyralidsofborneo.org/index.php?scissalis
  7. https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/424545-Agrotera-scissalis 
Note: Agrotera scissalis (Walker, [1866]) may be misplaced in Agrotera (Chen et al. 2017). Generic placement needs further investigation. 
 

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Agrotera scissalis (Walker, [1866]) – . 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/agrotera-scissalis, accessed 2024/04/14.