Diaphania indica (Saunders, 1851) - Cucumber Moth

Taxonomic Information

Diaphania Hübner, [1818] species known from the Indian subcontinent.
Diaphania indica (Saunders, 1851). Throughout India.
Diaphania superalis (Guenée, 1854). Bangladesh, Silhet [Sylhet]; Central India.
Diaphania translucidalis (Guenée, 1854). Bangladesh, Silhet [Sylhet]; Central India.

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh12
Arunachal Pradesh
Assam1
Bihar
Chandigarh1
Chhattisgarh11121
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi21
Goa
Gujarat122
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir
Jharkhand
Karnataka111
Kerala1221
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh2
Maharashtra1134623
Manipur
Meghalaya1
Mizoram
Nagaland11
Odisha
Paschimbanga11321
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan111
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu2111121
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand1322
West Bengal1
Total5452612411111111

Diaphania indica (Saunders, 1851) – Cucumber Moth: Cucurbita pepo, Lagenaria siceraria, Luffa cylindrica, Trichosanthes cucumerina (Cucurbitaceae) (Robinson et al. 2010).

  1. OD: Eudioptes indica Saunders, 1851. Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. (n.s. [2]) 1: 163; TL: Java. Text at https://archive.org/details/transactionsofen1185051roya/page/n204/mode/1up?view=theater
  2. Haruta, T. (Ed.). Moths of Nepal pl.126:1
  3. Dar, A. A. & Jamal, K., 2021. Moth (Insecta: Lepidoptera) fauna of Sariska Tiger Reserve, Rajasthan, India. Notulae Scientia Biologicae, 13(2), pp.10906-10906. Pl. 1/18. 
  4. Goff, R. African Moths. URL: http://www.africanmoths.com/ Accessed June 2015.
  5. http://lepidoptera.butterflyhouse.com.au/spil/indica.html

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Diaphania indica (Saunders, 1851) – Cucumber Moth. 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/diaphania-indica, accessed 2024/02/25.