Ecliptopera muscicolor (Moore, 1888) -

Taxonomic Information

List of known Ecliptopera Warren, 1894 from India. 
Ecliptopera delecta (Butler, 1880). India: NE Himalaya. 
Ecliptopera dentifera (Moore, 1888). India: West Bengal (Darjeeling), Meghalaya (Cherrapunji), Arunachal Pradesh. 
Ecliptopera dissecta (Moore, [1887]). India: Khasis, Nilgiris, Sikkim. 
Ecliptopera fulvidorsata (Swinhoe, 1894). India: Meghalaya (Cherrapunji, Khasi Hills). 
Ecliptopera fulvotincta (Hampson, 1895). India: Himachal Pradesh (Shimla), Uttarakhand. 
Ecliptopera furva (Swinhoe, 1891). India: Meghalaya (Khasi Hills). 
Ecliptopera leucoglyphica (Warren, 1898). India: Meghalaya (Khasi Hills). 
Ecliptopera lucrosa (Prout, 1940). India: Meghalaya (Khasi Hills). 
Ecliptopera macarthuri (Prout, 1938). India: Kokser or Koksar, Kashmir. 
Ecliptopera mixtilineata (Hampson, 1895). India: Sikkim. 
Ecliptopera muscicolor (Moore, 1888). India: West Bengal (Darjeeling). 
Ecliptopera oblongata (Guenée, 1858). India: Central India. 
Ecliptopera obscurata obscurata (Moore, 1868). India: Bengal. 
Ecliptopera rectilinea Warren, 1894. India: Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Goa (?). 
Ecliptopera relata (Butler, 1880). India: NE Himalaya, Arunachal Pradesh; Nepal. 
Ecliptopera silaceata (Schiffermüller, 1775). 
Ecliptopera subapicalis (Hampson, 1891). India: Nilgiri district, the plateau, 6700ft. 
Ecliptopera subfalcata (Warren, 1893). India: Himachal Pradesh (Kulu). 
Ecliptopera substituta (Walker, 1866). India: Himalayas. 
Ecliptopera triangulifera (Moore, 1888). India: West Bengal (Darjeeling), Arunachal Pradesh. 
Ecliptopera zophera Prout, 1931. India: Meghalaya (Cherrapunji), Arunachal Pradesh.

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

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  1. OD: Eustroma muscicolor Moore, 1888. Descriptions of new Indian Lepidopterous Insects from the collection of the late Mr. W. S. Atkinson. Pg.276. TL: Darjeeling, West Bengal. Text at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/26805#page/294/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. 350, # 3633 as Cidaria muscicolor
  3. Seitz, A. (Ed.). 1940.  Vol. 12, Pg. 307, Pl. 30 row g for muscicolor
  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. Image 40. 
  5. Sondhi, S., Y. Sondhi, T. Karmakar & K. Kunte. 2021. Moth diversity (Lepidoptera) of Shendurney and Ponmudi in Agastyamalai Biosphere Reserve, Kerala, India: an update. Tropical Lepidoptera Research 31(3): 166-178. Pl. 4/76
Note: Ecliptopera subapicalis (Hampson, 1891). Kirti et al 2019 state that this is from Niligiris only. 
Cidaria subapicalis Hampson, 1891. Illustrated Heterocera. VIII. Pg. 121, Pl. CLIII Fig. 1. Text at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/180088#page/131/mode/1up. Plate at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/180088#page/183/mode/1up
Discrepancy: the medial ring-like marking is not displayed in the plate. 
Seitz, A. (Ed.). 1940.  Vol. 12,Pg. 306, Pl. 30, row g for subapicalis. 
Cidaria subapicalis, Hampson, Vol. 3, pg. 351 as junior synonym of Cidaria muscicolor
The Forum Herbulot does not list Ecliptopera subapicalis as a valid species; hence we treat this as a synonym of E. muscicolor.
 

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Ecliptopera muscicolor (Moore, 1888) – . 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/ecliptopera-muscicolor, accessed 2024/03/02.