Lebeda nobilis Walker, 1855 -

Taxonomic Information

Lebeda Walker, 1855 species known from India (based on Joshi et al 2023).
Lebeda nobilis (Walker, 1855). Bangladesh; Nepal; Bhutan; India:North west, Central and East Himalayas, Nagaland, Meghalaya (Cherrapunji, Shillong) Jammu and Kashmir, Uttarakhand, Maharashtra, Goa, West Bengal, Sikkim, Assam, Nagaland, Manipur Himanchal Pradesh.
Lebeda trifascia (Walker, 1855). Myanmar; Nepal; India:  West Bengal (Darjeeling), Central Himalaya.

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

Similar species: Lebeda trifascia (Walker, 1855) male, which superficially resembles Lebeda nobilis Walker, 1855 female, but is much smaller, lacks a pale fiscal band on the hindwing. Antennae of Lebeda trifascia (Walker, 1855) male differs from that of Lebeda nobilis Walker, 1855 female.

StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh
Assam1
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi
Goa21
Gujarat1
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir
Jharkhand
Karnataka
Kerala
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra1
Manipur1
Meghalaya11
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Paschimbanga1
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand21
West Bengal
Total23341

Lebeda nobilis Walker, 1855: Myrica rubra (Myricaceae), Pinus kesiya (Pinaceae),Pteridium aquilinum (Dennstaedtiaceae), Thysanolaena latifolia (Poaceae),Rubus sp. (Rosaceae), Quercus sp. (Fagaceae) (Robinson et al. 2010).

  1. Lebeda nobilis Walker, 1855. List Spec. Lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. 6: 1456; TL: Nepal. Text at https://archive.org/details/listofspecimenso46brit/page/1456/mode/1up?view=theater
  2. Zolotuhin, V.V. & A. Pinratana,. 2005. Moths of Thailand, Volume 4: Lasiocampidae. Brothers of St. Gabriel in Thailand, Bangkok. 205 pp. + 28 pls. Pg .79, pl 11/1-2.
  3. https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/155509-Lebeda-nobilis

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Lebeda nobilis Walker, 1855 – . In Sondhi, S., Y. Sondhi, R.P. Singh, P. Roy and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 3.73. Published by the Indian Foundation for Butterflies. URL: https://www.mothsofindia.org/lebeda-nobilis, accessed 2024/04/16.