Miltochrista ila (Moore, [1860]) -

Taxonomic Information

List of Miltochrista Hübner, [1819] 1816 known from India.
Miltochrista adelfika Volynkin, N. Singh, Černý, Kirti & Datta, 2020, India (Assam, Meghalaya, Tamil Nadu, Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland).
Miltochrista andamana (Moore, 1877), India (Andamans, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Sikkim).
Miltochrista arcuata (Moore, 1882), India (Tamil Nadu (Nilgiris), Sikkim, Uttarakhand, Manipuri, Kerala).
Miltochrista artocarpi (Moore, 1878), India (NW Himalayas, Sikkim, West Bengal, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu).
Miltochrista aureata Rothschild, 1913, India (Meghalaya).
Miltochrista berdepsebunda Volynkin, N. Singh, Cerny & Joshi, 2021, India (Northeastern India (Assam, Meghalaya, Mizoram)).
Miltochrista calamaria (Moore, 1888), India (NW Himalayas, Meghalaya, NE Himalayas, Assam, Punjab, Tamil Nadu (Nilgiris), Bihar).
Miltochrista chromatica (Swinhoe, 1891), India (Tamil Nadu, South India).
Miltochrista conjunctana (Walker, 1866), India (North India, Sikkim, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, West Bengal, Mizoram, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Tripura).
Miltochrista cornutochrista N. Singh & Kirti, 2016, India (Meghalaya).
Miltochrista dharma dharma (Moore, 1879), India (Indian Himalayas, Bihar, Nagaland).
Miltochrista discisigna (Moore, 1888), India (Meghalaya, Himachal Pradesh).
Miltochrista discistriga (Moore, 1878), India (West Bengal).
Miltochrista falcihumilis N. Singh & Kirti, 2016, India (NE India (Mizoram)).
Miltochrista floccosa (Walker, 1864), India (Sikkim, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Orissa, Bihar).
Miltochrista fulvimarginata (Hampson, 1909), India (Tamil Nadu).
Miltochrista fuscalis (Hampson, 1891), India (Tamil Nadu (Nilgiris)).
Miltochrista goaensis (Kirti & Gill, 2009), India (Goa).
Miltochrista hollowai (Kirti & Gill, 2009), India (Gujarat).
Miltochrista humilis (Walker, 1859), India (NE Himalayas, Sikkim, West Bengal, Punjab, Nagaland, Assam, Tamil Nadu (Nilgiri Hills)).
Miltochrista ila (Moore, [1860]), India (Karnataka, Uttarakhand).
Miltochrista inconspicua (Moore, 1878), India (North India, Tamil Nadu (Nilgiris)).
Miltochrista infumata (Felder, 1874), India (NW Himalayas, Manipuri).
Miltochrista jarawa N. Singh, Volynkin, Kirti & Datta 2020, India (Andaman Islands)
Miltochrista lutara (Moore, [1860]), India.
Miltochrista marginata (Walker, 1864), India (South India).
Miltochrista neocuneifera N. Singh & Kirti, 2016, India (Tamil Nadu).
Miltochrista neoseriata N. Singh & Kirti, 2016, India (Assam, Throughout India).
Miltochrista nubilalis Hampson, 1894, India (Orissa).
Miltochrista obsoleta (Moore, 1878), India (South India, NE India, Meghalaya, Bihar, Assam, Uttarakhand, West Bengal, Tripura).
Miltochrista paraarcuata N. Singh & Kirti, 2016, India (Karnataka).
Miltochrista paraseriata N. Singh, Kirti & Joshi, 2016, India (Sikkim).
Miltochrista phantasma (Hampson, 1907), India (Andamans).
Miltochrista producta (Černý, 2009), India (NE India).
Miltochrista pseudoarcuata N. Singh & Kirti,2016, India (Karnataka).
Miltochrista pseudomodesta Joshi, N. Singh & Volynkin, 2017, India (NE India (Mizoram, Nagaland)).
Miltochrista pseudoobsoleta N. Singh, 2019, India (Bihar).
Miltochrista pseudoseriata N. Singh & Kirti, 2016, India (NE India, Assam).
Miltochrista punctata (Rothschild, 1913), India (Assam).
Miltochrista quadra Joshi, N. Singh & Volynkin, 2017, India (NE India).
Miltochrista rosalia (Hampson, 1914), India (Western Ghats).
Miltochrista rubricosa (Moore, 1878), India (Indian Himalayas, Meghalaya, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Karnataka).
Miltochrista ruptifascia (Hampson, 1893), India (West Bengal).
Miltochrista semifascia (Walker, 1854), India (Throughout South India, Sikkim, Assam); Sri Lanka.
Miltochrista solita (Walker,1854), India; Sri Lanka.
Miltochrista stenovalva Volynkin, N. Singh, Černý, Kirti & Datta, 2020, India (Meghalaya, Nagaland, Mizoram).
Miltochrista strigatula (Rothschild, 1913), India (Meghalaya).
Miltochrista strigipennis (Herrich-Schäffer, 1855), India (Sikkim, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh, West Bengal, Manipur, Mizoram, Uttarakhand, Assam).
Miltochrista terminospota N. Singh, Kirti & Joshi, 2015, India (Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Sikkim, Assam, Meghalaya).
Miltochrista uncalis (Kirti & Gill, 2009), India (Kerala, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu).
Miltochrista undulata (Swinhoe, 1903), India (NW Himalayas, Sikkim, Meghalaya, Manipur, Mizoram, Assam).
Miltochrista undunoides N. Singh & Kirti, 2016, India (Assam (NE India) NW and NE Himalayas, Meghalaya, Manipur).
Miltochrista uniformeola (Hampson, 1900), India.
Miltochrista violacea (Reich, 1936), India (Punjab).

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

Miltochrista ila -

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Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir
Madhya Pradesh
Tamil Nadu
Uttar Pradesh
West Bengal
  1. OD: Lyclene ila Moore, [1860]. Cat. Lep. Ins. Mus. Nat. East India House 2: 300; TL: Kanara. Text at
  2. Hampson, G. F. 1894. The Fauna of British India including Ceylon and Burma. Moths, Vol. 2. Taylor & Francis, London. Arctiidae, Agrostidae, Noctuidae 609 p - 325 112, #1442. 
  3. Asura unifascia Rothschild, 1913. Novit. Zool. 20 (1): 207; TL: Kandy, Ceylon. Text at
  4. Lyclene ila; Moore, 1882. Lepid. Ceylon 2 (1): 63, pl. 103, f. 6. Text at Plate at
  5. Asura ila; Hampson, 1900. Cat. Lep. Phalaenae Br. Mus. 2: 455. Text at
  6. Kaleka, A.S. and Rose, H.S., 2002. Inventory of the species Miltochrista Hübner (Lithosiinae: Arctiidae: Lepidoptera) from Northwestern and Northeastern India. Zoo’s Print Journal, 17(8), pp.853-856.

Note: Observer's comment (Po-po-pro): "I have examined the hindwing of this specimen and confirmed that it is paler than the FW and that there is an indistinct diffuse fuscous medial band."

Page citation

Anonymous 2023. Miltochrista ila (Moore, [1860]) – . In Sondhi, S., Y. Sondhi, R.P. Singh, P. Roy and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 3.42. Published by the Indian Foundation for Butterflies. URL:, accessed 2023/03/24.