Glyphodes bivitralis Guenée, 1854 -

Taxonomic Information

Glyphodes Guenée, 1854 species known from the Indian subcontinent. 
Glyphodes bicolor (Swainson, 1821). India.
Glyphodes bivitralis Guenée, 1854. India.
Glyphodes caesalis Walker, 1859. Sri Lanka; Myanmar; India: Mainland India, Andamans.
Glyphodes callizona (Meyrick, 1894). Myanmar.
Glyphodes canthusalis Walker, 1859. Sri Lanka; India: Mainland India, Andaman Islands.
Glyphodes chilka Moore, 1888. India: Bengal.
Glyphodes cupripennalis Hampson, 1896. Myanmar.
Glyphodes dysallactalis Hampson, 1896. Myanmar.
Glyphodes ernalis Swinhoe, 1894. India.
Glyphodes lacustralis Moore, 1867. India.  (Verification needed)
Glyphodes microta Meyrick, 1890. Sri Lanka.
Glyphodes minimalis Hampson, 1896. Sri Lanka.
Glyphodes negatalis (Walker, 1859). Sri Lanka; India.
Glyphodes naralis Felder, Felder & Rogenhofer, [1875]. India: Sikkim. 
Glyphodes nilgirica Hampson, 1896. India: Nilgiris.
Glyphodes onychinalis (Guenée, 1854). Sri Lanka; India.
Glyphodes orbiferalis Hampson, 1896. Myanmar.
Glyphodes prothymalis Swinhoe, 1892. India: Meghalaya.
Glyphodes pulverulentalis Hampson, 1896. Myanmar; India: Assam.
Glyphodes proximalis Snellen, 1899. India.
Glyphodes pyloalis Walker, 1859. Sri Lanka; Myanmar; India.
Glyphodes vertumnalis (Guenée, 1854). India.
Glyphodes westermani Snellen, 1877. Bhutan.

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

Similar species:Glyphodes bicolor (Swainson, 1821)
Separated from Glyphodes bicolor on account of oblique medial band on FW, not touching inner margin and presence of pale postmedial line originating from costa.

StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh111
Assam11
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi1
Goa
Gujarat
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir
Jharkhand
Karnataka321
Kerala1112
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra121
Manipur
Meghalaya1
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha1
Paschimbanga1111
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand1
West Bengal41
Total1213616103

Glyphodes bivitralis Guenée, 1854: Cajanus cajan (Fabaceae), Ficus elastica, Ficus hispida, Ficus religiosa (Moraceae) (Robinson et al. 2010).

  1. Glyphodes bivitralis Guenée, 1854. Hist. nat. Ins., Spec. gén. Lépid. 8: 293. Text (in French) at https://archive.org/details/histoirenaturell08bois/page/293/mode/1up?view=theater
  2. Hampson, G. F. 1896. The Fauna of British India including Ceylon and Burma. Moths, Vol.4. Taylor & Francis, London. Pyralidae 594 p - 287 figs. Pg. 355, # 5038. 
  3. Robinson, G.S., Tuck, K.R. & Shaffer, M., 1994. A Field Guide to the Smaller Moths of South-East Asia. The Natural History Museum, London & Malaysian Nature Society, Kuala Lumpur. Plate 32, no. 5. 
  4. Gurule, S & S. M. Nikam. 2013. The moths (Lepidoptera: Heterocera) of northern Maharashtra: a preliminary checklist. Journal of Threatened Taxa 5(12): 4693–4713;Image 26. http://dx.doi.org/10.11609/JoTT.o2555.4693-713.
  5. http://lepidoptera.butterflyhouse.com.au/spil/bivitralis.html

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Glyphodes bivitralis Guenée, 1854 – . 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/glyphodes-bivitralis, accessed 2024/03/02.