Altha subnotata (Walker, 1865) -

Taxonomic Information

Similar species is Altha nivea Walker, 1862

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

Altha nivea (see Solovyev & Witt,  2009. Pl 7/Fig 5, pg 51) has more elongate forewings, larger grey or yellowish spots, single outer marginal black spot on forewing. However, the double marginal black spot of subnotata appears to be variable. In live individuals, subnotata is more silvery white, while nivea is brownish white. This needs reconfirmation. Wing shape is a better indicator between nivea and subnotata.

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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
Karnataka11611
Kerala
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh1
Maharashtra22
Manipur
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Paschimbanga11
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand12
West Bengal
Total11362134

Altha subnotata Walker, 1865: Pithecellobium dulce (Fabaceae), Shorea robusta (Dipterocarpaceae),Terminalia tomentosa (Combretaceae) (Robinson et al. 2010).

  1. OD: Belgoraea subnotata Walker, 1865. List. Lep. Ins. Br. Mus. 32: 497. Text at https://archive.org/stream/listofspecimenso3132brit#page/497/mode/1up
  2. Haruta, T. (Ed.). 1992-2000. Moths of Nepal. TINEA. Vol. 13 (Supplement 2). The Japan Heterocerists’ Society, Tokyo. Pl. 39/7.
  3. Solovyev, A.V. & T.J. Witt. 2009. The Limacodidae of Vietnam. Entomofauna Supplement 16: 33-229. pdf  Plate 7, Fig 6, Pg. 53.
  4. jpmoth.org. Digital Moths of Asia. http://www.jpmoth.org/~dmoth/Digital_Moths_of_Asia/60_ZYGAENOIDEA/Limacodidae/04_Altha/Altha%20subnotata/Altha%20subnotata.htm [accessed 14 Sep 2016]

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Altha subnotata (Walker, 1865) – . 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/altha-subnotata, accessed 2024/02/29.