Calliteara complicata (Walker, 1865) -

Taxonomic Information

Calliteara Butler, 1881 species known from India. 
Calliteara angulata (Hampson, 1895). Nepal, NE, Himalaya. 
Calliteara aphrasta (Collenette, 1938)
Calliteara cerebosa (Swinhoe, 1903). NW Himalaya.
Calliteara cerigoides (Walker, 1862). S. India.
Calliteara complicata (Walker, 1865). N India, Nepal.
Calliteara himalayana Kishida, 1994. Nepal
Calliteara horsfieldii (Saunders, 1851). Nepal, Himalayas. 
Calliteara grotei (Moore, 1859). India. 
Calliteara strigata (Moore, 1879). 
Calliteara varia (Walker, 1855). Sikkim.
Calliteara taiwana (Wileman, 1910).
Calliteara siniaevi Trofimova, Shovkoon & Witt, 2016. India: Nagaland. 

Calliteara cinctata (Moore, 1879). Darjeeling, Nepal. Now placed in Dasychira
Calliteara postfusca (Swinhoe, 1895). NE India. Now placed in Dasychira

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

Calliteara complicata -


StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh2
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
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Paschimbanga1
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand1
West Bengal1
Total221

Calliteara complicata (Walker, 1865): Crocosmia sp., Tritonia sp.(Iridaceae), Lagerstroemia indica (Lythraceae), Malus pumila (Rosaceae), Pteridium aquilinum (Dennstaedtiaceae) (Robinson et al. 2010).

  1. OD: Dasychira complicata Walker, 1865. List Spec. Lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. 32: 365; TL: Hindostan. Text at https://archive.org/stream/listofspecimenso3132brit#page/365/mode/1up.
  2. 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. # 997, Pg. 447 as Dasychira complicata
  3. Kaleka, A. P. S. 2012. Diversity of Tussock Moths (Lepidoptera-Lymantriidae) on the Western Himalaya. Colemania. 31/3-15. Pg. 7. Reported from NW Himalaya.
  4. https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/325711-Calliteara-complicata 

Note: Listed as Dasychira complicata Walker, 1855 by some authors.

 

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Calliteara complicata (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/calliteara-complicata, accessed 2024/02/23.