Cyclosia papilionaris (Drury, 1773) - Drury’s Jewel Moth

Taxonomic Information

Cyclosia Hübner, [1820] species from the Indian subcontinent

Cyclosia panthona (Stoll, [1780]). NE India. 

Cyclosia papilionaris (Drury, 1773). India (Himalayas, NE India, Andaman Is.).

Cyclosia latipennis Hampson, 1891. S. India. 

Cyclosia midamia (Herrich-Schäffer, [1853]). NE India. 

Cyclosia imitans (Butler, 1881). NE India. 

Cyclosia inornata (Walker, [1865]). NE India. 

Cyclosia pieridoides (Herrich-Schäffer, [1854]. Myanmar.

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh111
Assam4111
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
Meghalaya4
Mizoram
Nagaland1
Odisha
Paschimbanga
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand
West Bengal12
Total11111112

Cyclosia papilionaris (Drury, 1773) – Drury’s Jewel Moth: Dipterocarpus tuberculatus (Dipterocarpaceae) (Robinson et al. 2010).

  1. OD: Noctua papilionaris Drury, 1773. Illust. Nat. Hist. Exot. Insects. Vol. 2. London: B. White. Pg 4, Pl 2(4). 
  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, Pg 269, # 577. Fig 178.
  3. Jordan, K., 1907. Zygaenidae. In Seitz, A. (Ed). Macro Lep. World. 10, Pp. 29-56. Pg. 18
  4. http://insecta.pro/taxonomy/120391 [accessed 31 October 2021] [Accessed 31 October 2021]

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Cyclosia papilionaris (Drury, 1773) – Drury’s Jewel Moth. In Sondhi, S., Y. Sondhi, R.P. Singh, P. Roy and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 3.74. Published by the Indian Foundation for Butterflies. URL: https://www.mothsofindia.org/cyclosia-papilionaris, accessed 2024/05/18.