Isturgia spp. Hübner, [1823] -

Taxonomic Information

Isturgia Hübner, [1823] species known from the Indian subcontinent.
Isturgia disputaria (Guenée, [1858])
Isturgia catalaunaria (Guenée, [1858]) listed by Kirti et al 2019 is likely to be an extralimital species. 
Isturgia pulinda (Walker, 1860). An extralimital species from Africa. 
Isturgia deerraria (Walker, 1861). Sri Lanka. Treated by some authors as a subspecies of the African pulinda.

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh22
Arunachal Pradesh
Assam
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi1
Goa
Gujarat212
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir
Jharkhand
Karnataka
Kerala12
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra1
Manipur
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Paschimbanga
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu31
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand
West Bengal
Total3221541

Isturgia spp.: Cytisus scoparius (Fabaceae) (Robinson et al. 2010)

  1. Hampson, G. F. 1895. The Fauna of British India including Ceylon and Burma. Moths, Vol.3. Taylor & Francis, London. Noctuidae (cont.) to Geometridae 546 p - 226 figs.Pg. 209, # 3255, Fig. 115 as Tephrina disputaria
  2. Krüger, M. 2001. A revision of the tribe Macariini (Lepidoptera: Geometridae: Ennominae) of Africa, Madagascar and Arabia. Bulletin of the Natural History Museum, London (Entomology Series) 70(1): 1–502.
  3. Iyer, G., D. Stüning & S. Sondhi. 2021. An inventory of geometrid moths (Lepidoptera: Geometroidea: Geometridae) of Kalakad-Mundanthurai Tiger Reserve, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa 13(13): 19887–19920. 7105.13.13.19887-19920 
Note: Displays sexual dimorphism and has numerous morphs, that may represent a species complex of the disputatia group. These individuals (bv697, bv698) are males with pectinate antennae, with markings similar to that of females. 

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Isturgia spp. Hübner, [1823] – . 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/isturgia-spp, accessed 2024/06/13.