Crocidolomia luteolalis Hampson, 1893 -

Taxonomic Information

Crocidolomia Zeller, 1852 species known from India.
Crocidolomia luteolalis Hampson, 1893. Sri Lanka. 
Crocidolomia pavonana (Fabricius, 1794). India. 
Crocidolomia suffusalis (Hampson, 1891). India. 

Singh et al (2021) list only Crocidolomia pavonana and Crocidolomia suffusalis from India. 

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

Crocidolomia luteolalis -


Males have tuft of hair on forewing in Crocidolomia pavonana and Crocidolomia luteolalisCrocidolomia suffusalis (Hampson, 1891), the third species from India has a prominent black patch on FW inner margin. 
Chen, N. and Wang, S.X., 2013. Review of the genus Crocidolomia Zeller, 1852 from China (Lepidoptera: Crambidae). SHILAP Revista de lepidopterología, 41(163), pp.357-364. Mentions in a key that pavonana and luteolalis have two discocellular stigma and pavonana is pale yellow while luteolalis is bright ferruginous red.

StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh111
Arunachal Pradesh
Assam
Bihar
Chandigarh1
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
Paschimbanga
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu11
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand
West Bengal1
Total111121

Crocidolomia luteolalis Hampson, 1893: Capparis moonii, Capparis grandiflora (Capparaceae) (Robinson et al. 2010).

  1. Crocidolomia luteolalis Hampson, 1893. Ill. typical Spec. Lep. Het. Colln Br. Mus. 9: 168, pl. 173, f. 4, 11. Text at https://archive.org/details/illustrationsoft09brituoft/page/168/mode/1up?view=theater. Plate at https://archive.org/details/illustrationsoft09brituoft/page/n226/mode/1up?view=theater
  2. Hampson, G. F. 1896. The Fauna of British India including Ceylon and Burma. Moths, Vol.4. Taylor & Francis, London. Pyralidae 594 p - 287 figs. pg. 372-373 for all three Indian species of Crocidolomia Zeller, 1852. 
  3. Chen, N. and Wang, S.X., 2013. Review of the genus Crocidolomia Zeller, 1852 from China (Lepidoptera: Crambidae). SHILAP Revista de lepidopterología, 41(163), pp.357-364. 
  4. http://lepidoptera.butterflyhouse.com.au/ever/luteolalis.html
  5. http://v3.boldsystems.org/index.php/Taxbrowser_Taxonpage?taxid=77149
  6. https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/784389-Crocidolomia-luteolalis

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Crocidolomia luteolalis Hampson, 1893 – . 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/crocidolomia-luteolalis, accessed 2024/03/02.