Laelia litura (Walker, 1855) -

Taxonomic Information

Laelia Stephens, 1828 species known from the Indian subcontinent.
Laelia adalia Swinhoe, 1900. TL: Jaintia Hills, Meghalaya.
Laelia atestacea Hampson, [1893]. West Bengal. 
Laelia aurantiaca (Warren, 1888). NW Himalaya.
Laelia calamaria Hampson, 1900. Nilgiris.
Laelia cardinalis Hampson, [1893]. Sri Lanka.
Laelia cervina (Moore, 1879). India.
Laelia cinnamomea (Moore, 1879). NW Himalaya.
Laelia colon (Hampson, 1891). Nilgiris.
Laelia devestita (Walker, 1865). West Bengal.
Laelia exclamationis (Kollar, 1848). India.
Laelia farinosa Röber, 1925. Naga Hills.
Laelia fasciata (Moore, [1883]). Sri Lanka; Myanmar. 
Laelia juvenis (Walker, 1855). Sri Lanka.
Laelia lilacina Moore, 1884. Nilgiris.
Laelia litura (Walker, 1855). NW Himalayas; Nepal. 
Laelia pallida Moore, 1884. Mumbai, Maharashtra.
Laelia prolata Swinhoe, 1892. India.
Laelia testacea (Walker, 1855). N. India.
Laelia umbrina (Moore, 1888). N. & S. India.
Laelia uniformis Hampson, 1891. Nilgiris.
Laelia venosa Moore, 1877. West Bengal, Andamans. 

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

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Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh
Assam
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi
Goa
Gujarat
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir1
Jharkhand
Karnataka
Kerala
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra
Manipur
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Paschimbanga
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand132
West Bengal
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Laelia litura (Walker, 1855): Poaceae (Robinson et al. 2010). 
  1. OD: Charnidas litura Walker, 1855; List Spec. Lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. 4: 797; TL: Nepal. Text at https://archive.org/stream/listofspecimenso46brit#page/797/mode/1up
  2. Hampson, G. F. [1893]. The Fauna of British India including Ceylon and Burma. Moths, Vol. 1. Taylor & Francis, London. Pp. xxiii + 527. Saturniidae to Hypsidae 527 p - 333 fig. Pg. 443, # 984. 
  3. Kaleka, A.S. & Kaur, N., 2019. Studies on internal genitalic features of two species of genus Laelia Stephens (Lymantriidae: Lepidoptera) from India. Journal of Entomological Research, 43(3), pp.387-390.
 

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Laelia litura (Walker, 1855) – . 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/laelia-litura, accessed 2024/05/20.