Eupterote spp. Hübner, 1820 - Monkey Moth

Taxonomic Information

Eupterote species show significant variability and are difficult to identify from images only, and need examination of male genitalia and/or molecular phylogeny. This page shows a gallery of Eupterote spp. if these individuals are identified to the species level in the future, they will be moved to species pages. We would welcome feedback from experts who are able to provide an insight into species identities. Comments and feedback on the page or specific images can be provided by using the link at the bottom of the page and by quoting the specific media code provided in the image.

Eupterote Hübner, 1820 species known from India (based on Raha et al 2018 & Zolotuhin, 2018). 
Eupterote citrina Walker, 1855. India: Central India, Maharashtra, Sikkim. 
Eupterote decolorata (Grünberg, 1914). India: Chhattisgarh, Uttarakhand; Nepal. 
Eupterote flavida Moore, 1884. India: Karnataka, Maharashtra, S. India.
Eupterote gardneri Bryk, 1950. India: Chhattisgarh, Uttarakhand; Nepal. Eupterote bifasciata Kishida, 1994 is a junior synonym. 
Eupterote fabia Cramer, 1780. India: Maharashtra, Sikkim, West Bengal, S. India; Bhutan, Sri Lanka. 
Eupterote mollifera Walker, 1865. India: Maharashtra, Karnataka, Chhattisgarh; Sri Lanka; Myanmar.
Eupterote orientalis (Fabricius, 1793). S. India; Sri Lanka. 
Eupterote flavicollis Guérin-Meneville, 1843. S. India. 
Eupterote diffusa Walker, 1865. S. India; Sri Lanka. 
Eupterote hibisci (Fabricius, 1775). India: Karnataka, N. India; Sri Lanka.
Eupterote lineosa (Walker, 1855). India: Maharashtra, Nagaland, S. India, Sikkim; Bangladesh; Bhutan; Myanmar; Nepal; Sri Lanka. 
Eupterote patula (Walker, 1865). India: Bengal, Arunachal Pradesh; Bangladesh.
Eupterote primularis Moore, 1884. S. India. 
Eupterote translata Swinhoe, 1885. India: Maharashtra, S. India 
Eupterote testacea Walker, 1855. India: Assam, Meghalaya; Myanmar; Bangladesh. 
Eupterote undata Blanchard, [1844]. Indian subcontinent. 
Eupterote undans Walker, 1855. India: Assam, Indian Himalayas, Karnataka, Maharashtra, S. India; Nepal; Bhutan.

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh121
Arunachal Pradesh
Assam2
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh1121
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi1
Goa111
Gujarat1213
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh1
Jammu and Kashmir
Jharkhand
Karnataka1242
Kerala31731
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh1
Maharashtra111081
Manipur1
Meghalaya1
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Paschimbanga792
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu1721
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand12
West Bengal1
Total13813311829721
Eupterote spp.: Elettaria cardamomum, Amomum subulatum (Zingiberaceae), Pinus kesiya (Pinaceae), Coffeae spp. (Rubiaceae), Erythrina variegata (Fabaceae), Michelia champaca (Magnoliaceae), Cajanus cajan (Poaceae), Camellia sinensis (Theaceae), Castilla elastica (Moraceae)?, Gmelina arborea, Tectona grandis (Lamiaceae), Gossypium sp., Hibiscus rosa-sinensis, Theobroma cacao (Malvaceae), Lagerstroemia indica (Lythraceae), Moringa spp. (Moringaceae), Citrus spp. (Rutaceae) (Robinson et al. 2010). 

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Eupterote spp. Hübner, 1820 – Monkey 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/eupterote-spp, accessed 2024/02/25.