Atteva niveigutta Walker, 1854 -

Taxonomic Information

Atteva Walker, 1854 species that are known from India. 
Atteva fabriciella (Swederus, 1787). 
Atteva niveigutta Walker, 1854). 
Atteva subaurata Durrant, 1900. India: Meghalaya (Cherrapunji),  Assam (Margherita), Sikkim. 

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

Atteva niveigutta -


Separating Atteva fabriciella (Swederus, 1787) and Atteva niveigutta Walker, 1854) based on external morphology alone is difficult. Most peninsular Indian populations are likely to be Atteva fabriciella (Swederus, 1787). 

Sohn & Wu (2013) state that Atteva fabriciella has labial palpi and legs mostly white, and white spots on the wings, small. Atteva niveigutta has labial palpi and legs mostly brown, and white spots on the wings, large. 

StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh
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
Maharashtra
Manipur
Meghalaya2
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Paschimbanga
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand
West Bengal
Total21

Atteva niveigutta (Walker, 1854): Ailanthus excelsa (Simaroubaceae) (Robinson et al. 2010). 

  1. Sohn J-C. & C-S. Wu. 2013. A taxonomic review of Attevidae (Lepidoptera: Yponomeutoidea) from China with descriptions of two new species and a revised identity of the Ailanthus webworm moth, Atteva fabriciella, from the Asian tropics. Journal of Insect Science 13:66. Available online: http://www.insectscience.org/13.66. [accessed 08 June 2021]

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Atteva niveigutta Walker, 1854 – . 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/atteva-niveigutta, accessed 2024/04/18.