Chlumetia transversa (Walker, 1863) -

Taxonomic Information

Highly variable species displaying polymorphism; hence listed provisionally identified (as cf.). 

Chlumetia Walker, [1866] species known from India:
Chlumetia alternans Moore, 1882. India: West Bengal (Darjeeling: TL). 
Chlumetia brevisigna Holloway, 1985. NW India, Goa (Karwar); Sri Lanka. 
Chlumetia transversa (Walker, 1863). Indo-Australian tropics.

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

Chlumetia transversa -


StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh1
Arunachal Pradesh
Assam
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi
Goa
Gujarat1
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir
Jharkhand
Karnataka
Kerala
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra11
Manipur
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Paschimbanga1
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand1
West Bengal
Total1131
Chlumetia transversa (Walker, 1863): Buchanania spp., Mangifera indica (Anacardiaceae), Litchi chinensis (Sapindaceae), Solanum erianthum (Solanaceae) (Robinson et al. 2010).
  1. OD: Nachaba transversa Walker, 1863, List Specimens lepid. Insects Colln. Br. Mus. 27: 114.Text at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/212523#page/126/mode/1up
  2. Chlumetia guttiventris Walker, [1866] 1865, List Specimens lepid. Insects. Colln. Br. Mus. 34:1271. Text at https://archive.org/details/listofspecimenso3334brit/page/1271/mode/1up?view=theater
  3. Hampson, G. F. 1894. The Fauna of British India including Ceylon and Burma. Moths, Vol. 2. Taylor & Francis, London. Arctiidae, Agrostidae, Noctuidae 609 p - 325 figs.pg. 376, # 2216, Fig. 207. 
  4. http://lepidoptera.butterflyhouse.com.au/eute/transversa.html
  5. https://www.mothsofborneo.com/part-14/euteliinae/euteliinae_9_1.php 
  6. https://v3.boldsystems.org/index.php/Taxbrowser_Taxonpage?taxid=92767

Note: Diagnosis (vide MOB). This species (transversa) differs from congeners most distinctly in genitalia characters but also in facies: the forewing submarginal band is broken such that there are two oblique blocks at its widest zone, on either side of a break one third from the costa; the reniform is open anteriorly, its distal fine black border being continued by a line to the costa (displaced in other species as a rule); there is a dark greyish shading subbasally and between the medial and postmedial. In the male genitalia the valves are slender, curved upwards, with a detached short ventral lobe; the uncus is broad, short, polygonal, the saccus is moderate in breadth. The basal part of the modified male eighth sternite is shallower than in other species. In the female genitalia the ductus terminates in a lamella with two elongate scobinate bands, with a separate central crescent-shaped sclerite dorsally, centrally; the scobinate appendix bursae is longer than the bursa which arises centrally from the common ductus.


https://www.mothsofborneo.com/part-14/euteliinae/euteliinae_9_2.php for Chlumetia brevisigna. Holloway states that this species has been reared on mango shoots, and hence should be name Mango Shoot Borer, rather than transversa

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Chlumetia transversa (Walker, 1863) – . 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/chlumetia-transversa, accessed 2024/04/18.