Eterusia aedea (Linnaeus, 1763) -

Subspecies in India

(1) Eterusia aedea aedea (Linnaeus, 1763). 
(2) Eterusia aedea virescens (Butler, 1881). S. India. 

Taxonomic Information

List of Eterusia Hope, 1841 species known from India.
Eterusia aedea (Linnaeus, 1763). Nepal; Sri Lanka; India: Himalaya, NE India. 
Eterusia repleta Walker, [1865]. Myanmar; India: Assam, Sikkim, Naga Hills, Nagaland.
Eterusia sublutea Walker, 1854. Bangladesh: Sylhet; Myanmar; India.
Eterusia tricolor Hope, 1841.Myanmar; India: Assam.
Eterusia raja Moore, [1858]. India: Naga Hills. 
Eterusia risa (Doubleday, 1844). Nepal.

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh21
Assam222
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi
Goa
Gujarat
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh2
Jammu and Kashmir
Jharkhand
Karnataka11
Kerala3
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra11
Manipur2
Meghalaya2
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Paschimbanga
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim12
Tamil Nadu
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand1
West Bengal3
Total216436142

Eterusia aedea (Linnaeus, 1763): Buddleja sp. ((Scrophulariaceae), Camellia sinensis (Theaceae) (Robinson et al. 2010).

  1. Hampson, G. F. [1893]. Moths 1. Saturniidae to Hypsidae 527 p - 333 fig, 262, #556 as Heterusia aedea
  2. Hampson, G. F. [1893]. Moths 1. Saturniidae to Hypsidae 527 p - 333 fig, 262, #554 as Heterusia virescens
  3. Yen, S. 2004. Nomenclatural and Systematic Problems Surrounding Eterusia aedea (Linnaeus, 1763) (Lepidoptera: Zygaenidae: Chalcosiinae). Zoological Studies 43(1): 20-34. 

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Eterusia aedea (Linnaeus, 1763) – . 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/eterusia-aedea, accessed 2024/07/23.