Comibaena cassidara (Guenée, [1858]) -

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. 

Note: This species group is probably best separated by male genitalia. 

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh
Assam1
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi
Goa
Gujarat1121
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir
Jharkhand
Karnataka1
Kerala
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra1
Manipur
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Paschimbanga11112
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan1
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu11
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh1
Uttarakhand131
West Bengal
Total32112133151

Comibaena cassidara (Guenée, [1858])Anacardium occidentale (Anacardiaceae), Flemingia javanica (Fabaceae), Glycosmis pentaphylla (Rutaceae), Ixora sp. (Rubiaceae), Lagerstroemia indica (Lythraceae), Ziziphus jujuba (Rhamnaceae) (Robinson et al. 2010).

  1. OD: Phodoresma [sic] cassidara Guenée, 1857. Hist. nat. Ins., Spec. gén. Lépid. 9: 370; TL: Central India. Text at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/37725#page/432/mode/1up.
  2. Hampson, G. F. 1895. The Fauna of British India including Ceylon and Burma. Moths, Vol.3. Taylor & Francis, London. Noctuidae (cont.) to Geometridae 546 p - 226 figs. Pg. 488, # 4052.
  3. Haruta, T. (Ed.). 1998. Moths of Nepal. Part 5. TINEA. Vol. 15 (Supplement 1). The Japan Heterocerists’ Society, Tokyo. Pl. 129/5
  4. 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.4:69.
  5. http://www.mothsofborneo.com/part-9/geometrini/geometrini_26_3.php. [accessed 14 August 2019]
  6. http://www.boldsystems.org/index.php/Taxbrowser_Taxonpage?taxid=590513. [accessed 14 August 2019]

 

 

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Comibaena cassidara (Guenée, [1858]) – . 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-cassidara, accessed 2024/02/25.