Olene mendosa Hübner, 1823 - Brown Tussock Moth

Taxonomic Information

Both male and females can occur in different forms, which in themselves are rather variable. Check reference links for more details.
 

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

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Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh1
Arunachal Pradesh
Assam1
Bihar
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Dadra & Nagar Haveli
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Gujarat251
Haryana
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Karnataka14614
Kerala
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh212
Maharashtra212
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Odisha
Paschimbanga1
Pondicherry
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Tamil Nadu1
Tripura1
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand2
West Bengal
Total3611741351

Olene mendosa Hübner, 1823 – Brown Tussock Moth: Acacia catechu, Cajanus cajan, Crotalaria juncea, Dalbergia sissoo (Fabaceae), Alcea rosea (Malvaceae), Vernicia fordii, Vernicia montana (Euphorbiaceae), Cannabis sativa (Cannabaceae), Cinnamomum camphora (Lauraceae),Shorea robusta, Dipterocarpus tuberculatus, Dipterocarpus turbinatus (Dipterocarpaceae),Microcos tomentosa (Malvaceae), Lagerstroemia indica, Lagerstroemia thorelii (Lythraceae), Lantana camara (Verbenaceae), Mangifera indica (Anacardiaceae), Manilkara zapota (Sapotaceae), Prunus persica (Rosaceae), Terminalia catappa (Combretaceae) (Robinson et al. 2010).

  1. Olene mendosa Hübner, 1823. Zuträge Samml. exot. Schmett., (2): 19.
  2. Holloway, J. D. 1999. The Moths of Borneo.Part 5. Lymantriidae http://www.mothsofborneo.com/part-5/orgyiini/orgyiini_3_1.php [accessed 2 April 2016]
  3. ICAR-National Bureau of Agricultural Insect Resources. Insect Pests - NBAIR. http://www.nbair.res.in/insectpests/Olene-mendosa.php [accessed 2 April 2016]
  4. https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/61995-Olene-mendosa

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Olene mendosa Hübner, 1823 – Brown Tussock Moth. 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/olene-mendosa, accessed 2024/03/02.