Laspeyria ruficeps (Walker, 1864) -

Taxonomic Information

Laspeyria Germar, 1810 species known from the Indian subcontinent.

Laspeyria castaneiceps (Hampson, 1896) (Corgatha). Sri Lanka (TL).

Laspeyria excisa (Hampson, 1894). (Corgatha). India: Manipur (TL). 

Laspeyria olivata (Hampson, 1902). (Corgatha). India: Sikkim (TL), Assam. 

Laspeyria ruficeps (Walker, 1864) (Thermesia). India: Maharashtra, West Bengal, Karnataka; Sarawak, Borneo (TL). 

Laspeyria viridicincta (Hampson, 1898) (Zethes). India: Maharashtra, West Bengal, Karnataka, Meghalaya (TL: Khasi Hills). 

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

Laspeyria ruficeps -


StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh11
Assam
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi
Goa
Gujarat
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir
Jharkhand
Karnataka2
Kerala
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra1
Manipur
Meghalaya1
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Paschimbanga
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand
West Bengal
Total11211
  1. OD: Thermesia ruficeps Walker, 1864. Journal of the Proceedings of the Linnean Society (Zoology) 7: 187. (Syntypes: Borneo, Sarawak, BMNH, Oxford).Text at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/35036#page/197/mode/1up
  2. Kendrick, R. 2002. Moths (Insecta : Lepidoptera) of Hong Kong. Plate 41/22 as Corgatha ruficeps.
  3. Kononenko, V. S. & A. Pinratana. 2013. Moths of Thailand, Volume 3: Noctuoidea Part 2: Addendum to Vol. 3, Part 1, Families Erebidae, Nolidae, Euteliidae, Noctuidae and Checklist. Pl 9/12-13.
  4. http://www.jpmoth.org/~dmoth/Korea0606/80_Noctuidae/Sophta%20ruficeps/Sophta%20ruficeps.htm [accessed 24 April 2020]
  5. http://www.jpmoth.org/~dmoth/Digital_Moths_of_Asia/90_NOCTUOIDEA/02_EREBIDAE/12_BOLETOBIINAE/13_Laspeyria/Laspeyria%20ruficeps/Laspeyria%20ruficeps.htm
  6. https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/480619-Laspeyria-ruficeps
  7. http://v3.boldsystems.org/index.php/Taxbrowser_Taxonpage?taxid=774235 [accessed 24 April 2020]

Note: Its is likely the specimen codes cq899, cr115 and cr116, all from NE India, represent a different species of Laspeyria and have the following differences from traditional ruficeps from peneninsular India: wings heavily tinged with pink, forewing more deeply excised near apex and not evenly curved, but oblique in the middle, and the antemedial being broader than ruficeps.

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Laspeyria ruficeps (Walker, 1864) – . 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/laspeyria-ruficeps, accessed 2024/02/29.