Hyalobathra opheltesalis (Walker, 1859) -

Taxonomic Information

Hyalobathra Meyrick, 1885 species known from Indian subcontinent
Hyalobathra archeleuca Meyrick, 1885. Myanmar. 
Hyalobathra aequalis (Lederer, 1863). India; Sri Lanka; Myanmar.
Hyalobathra coenostolalis (Snellen, 1890). Uttarakhand, Sikkim, Nilgriris; Nepal. 

Hyalobathra illectalis (Walker, 1859). Uttarakhand, NE India; Sri Lanka; Myanmar.

Hyalobathra miniosalis (Guenée, 1854). India; Sri Lanka; Myanmar.
Hyalobathra opheltesalis (Walker, 1859). N. India, Nilgiris. 
Hyalobathra phoenicozona (Hampson, 1896). NE India. 

Hyaloplaga pulchralis Moore, 1867. Sikkim.  

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

Hyalobathra opheltesalis -


Based on Hampson (1894), H. opheltesalis is separated from H. illectalis as under:

Hyalobathra illectalis is more fulvous, while opheltesalis is orange-yellow. Hyalobathra illectalis has a minutely waved submarginal line, which is obscure on opheltesalisHyalobathra illectalis has a black discocellular line which opheltesalis lacks.

StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh1
Arunachal Pradesh
Assam
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh1
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi
Goa
Gujarat
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir
Jharkhand
Karnataka
Kerala1
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra
Manipur
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Paschimbanga
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand1
West Bengal
Total211

Hyalobathra opheltesalis (Walker, 1859): Helianthus annuus (Asteraceae) (Robinson et al. 2010). 

  1. Ebulea opheltesalis Walker, 1859. List of the specimens of lepidopterous insects in the collection of the British Museum 19:1010. Text at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/120012#page/224/mode/1up 
  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. 387, # 5109 as Isocentris opheltesalis
  3. https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/630588-Hyalobathra-opheltesalis

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Hyalobathra opheltesalis (Walker, 1859) – . 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/hyalobathra-opheltesalis, accessed 2024/02/23.