Eumelea spp. Duncan [& Westwood], 1841 -

Taxonomic Information

Eumelea Duncan [& Westwood], 1841 species known from the Indian subcontinent.
Eumelea atomata Warren, 1896. India: Nagaland, Sikkim. 
Eumelea biflavata assamensis Prout, 1921. (TL: Khasi Hills).
Eumelea rosalia (Stoll, [1781]) (Phalaena). TL: [Amboina]. Indian subregion. 
Eumelea feliciata Guenée, 1857. NE Himalaya.
Eumelea florinata Guenée, 1857. India: NE Himalaya, Andaman Is.; Myanmar. 
Eumelea ludovicata Guenée, 1857. Indo-Australian tropics.

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh1
Arunachal Pradesh
Assam
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi
Goa
Gujarat
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh1
Jammu and Kashmir
Jharkhand
Karnataka1
Kerala
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra1
Manipur
Meghalaya3
Mizoram1
Nagaland
Odisha
Paschimbanga111
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu
Tripura111
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand11
West Bengal1
Total2753
Eumelea spp.: Mallotus spp., Macaranga spp. (Euphorbiaceae), Elettaria cardamomum (Zingiberaceae) (Robinson et al. 2010). 
  1. Rajaei, H., Hausmann, A., Scoble, M., Wanke, D., Plotkin, D., Brehm, G., Murillo-Ramos, L. and Sihvonen, P., 2022. An online taxonomic facility of Geometridae (Lepidoptera), with an overview of global species richness and systematics. Integrative Systematics: Stuttgart Contributions to Natural History, 5(2).

Note: Rajaei et al (2022) suggest that the subfamily status of Eumelea Duncan & Westwood, 1841 remains uncertain and is placed as Geometridae incertae sedis till investigations are completed. 

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Eumelea spp. Duncan [& Westwood], 1841 – . 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/eumelea-spp, accessed 2024/06/24.