Comibaena attenuata (Warren, 1896) -

Taxonomic Information

Comibaena Hübner, [1823] species known from the India subcontinent.
Comibaena attenuata (Warren, 1896). Himalayas. 
Comibaena albimarginata (Warren, 1893). India: Sikkim
Comibaena apicipicta Prout, 1912. India: Arunachal Pradesh; Nepal; Tibet. 
Comibaena biplaga Walker, 1861.India: South India, Uttarakhand, NE Himalaya.
Comibaena cassidara (Guenée, 1858). India.
Comibaena cenocraspis Prout, 1926. India; Myanmar. 
Comibaena chalybeata Moore, 1868. India: West Bengal (Darjeeling).
Comibaena delineata (Warren, 1893). India: Sikkim
Comibaena fuscidorsata Prout,1912. India: Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram.
Comibaena integranota Hampson, 1893. India: Meghalaya (Khasis); Sri Lanka (Kelani Valley).  
Comibaena nepalensis Yazaki, 2000. India: Sikkim (Dalapchand); Nepal (Godavari).
Comibaena pictipennis Bulter, 1880. India: West Bengal (Darjeeling).
Comibaena quadrinotata Butler, 1889. India: Himachal Pradesh (Kangra District, Dharmsala).
Comibaena subhyalina (Warren, 1899). North India.
Comibaena striataria Leech, 1897. S. & W. India. Needs confirmation. 

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

Both Moths of Borneo and the Chinese Comibaena paper do not list India in their distributions for C. attenuata. Similar species in the group are C. quadrinotata, C. fuscidorsataC. cassidara and C. biplaga. None of these has a large a tornal patch on FW. Also, the Chinese paper states that the tornal patch may or may not be connected with spot beyond. 

http://www.mothsofborneo.com/part-9/geometrini/geometrini_26_5.php [accessed 25 December 2017] for Comibaena attenuata.

Han, H., Galsworthy, A.C. & D. Xue (2012). The Comibaenini of China (Geometridae: Geometrinae), with a review of the tribe. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 165, 723–772. Pg 742. Figure 4.

Similar species: Comibaena biplaga Walker, 1861
Diagnosis: This species is quite close to Comibaena attenuata in wing pattern, having a similar large kidney-shaped apical patch on the hindwing. The main difference is that the tornal patch on the forewing terminates under CuA1, but extends beyond CuA1 in Comibaena attenuata. The terminal extension of the male hind tibia is longer than the first tarsus.

StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh1
Assam1
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi
Goa
Gujarat
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir
Jharkhand
Karnataka11
Kerala
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra
Manipur
Meghalaya11
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Paschimbanga
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu
Tripura1
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand
West Bengal1
Total1111121

Comibaena attenuata (Warren, 1896): Nephelium lappaceum (Sapindaceae) (Robinson et al. 2010).

  1. OD: Probolosceles attenuata Warren, 1896. Novit. zool. 3: 369 at http://archive.org/stream/novitateszoologi03lond#page/369/mode/1up [accessed 25 December 2017]
  2. Han, H., Galsworthy, A.C. & D. Xue (2012). The Comibaenini of China (Geometridae: Geometrinae), with a review of the tribe. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 165, 723–772. Pg 742. Figure 4. 
  3. Iyer, G., D. Stüning & S. Sondhi. 2021. An inventory of geometrid moths (Lepidoptera: Geometroidea: Geometridae) of Kalakad-Mundanthurai Tiger Reserve, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa 13(13): 19887–19920. 7105.13.13.19887-19920. Pl.4: 68
  4. http://boldsystems.org/index.php/Taxbrowser_Taxonpage?taxid=92180    
  5.  http://www.jpmoth.org/~dmoth/Digital_Moths_of_Asia/85_GEOMETROIDEA/04_GEOMETRIDAE/07_Geometrinae/26_Comibaena/Comibaena%20attenuata/Comibaena%20attenuata.htm

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Comibaena attenuata (Warren, 1896) – . 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/comibaena-attenuata, accessed 2024/02/25.