Ophiusa tirhaca (Cramer, [1777]) - Green Drab

Taxonomic Information

Ophiusa Ochsenheimer, 1816 species known from the Indian subcontinent. 

Ophiusa alticola (Hampson, 1913). Himachal Pradesh.

Ophiusa disjungens (Walker, 1858). India; Sri Lanka.

Ophiusa discriminans (Walker, 1858). India; Sri Lanka.

Ophiusa indistincta (Moore, 1882). Khasi Hills, Meghalaya.

Ophiusa olista (Swinhoe, 1893). Indian Himalayas; Nepal. 

Ophiusa mejanesi (Guenée, 1852). India. 
Ophiusa tirhaca (Cramer, [1777]). India; Nepal; Sri Lanka. 

Ophiusa trapezium (Guenée, 1852). India; Nepal; Sri Lanka.

Ophiusa triphaenoides (Walker, 1858). India; Nepal; Sri Lanka. 

Ophiusa tumidilinea Walker, 1858. N. India.

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh111
Arunachal Pradesh111
Assam
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi
Goa
Gujarat
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh11
Jammu and Kashmir
Jharkhand
Karnataka1111
Kerala
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh2111
Maharashtra23
Manipur1
Meghalaya2
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Paschimbanga
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu1
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand111
West Bengal1
Total1233565311

Ophiusa tirhaca (Cramer, [1777]) – Green Drab: Pistacia lentiscus, Rhus coriaria (Anacardiaceae), Psidium guajava (Myrtaceae),Shorea robusta (Dipterocarpaceae), Terminalia bellirica, Terminalia tomentosa (Combretaceae) (Robinson et al. 2010).

  1. OD: Phalaena tirhaca Cramer, [1777]. Uitl. Kapellen 2 (9-16): 116, pl. 172, f. E; TL: Cape of Good Hope. 
  2. Goff, R. African Moths. Website accessed 25 August 2015. http://www.africanmoths.com/pages/EREBIDAE/EREBINAE/ophiusa%20tirhaca.htm
  3. Hampson, G. F. 1894. Moths 2. Arctiidae, Agrostidae, Noctuidae 609 p - 325 figs, # 2516, pg 503 as Ophiusa tirrhaca
  4. Haruta, T. (Ed.). 1993. Moths of Nepal. Part 2. TINEA. Vol. 13 (Supplement 3). The Japan Heterocerists’ Society, Tokyo. Pl. 45/12. 
  5. Gurule, S & S. M. Nikam. 2013. The moths (Lepidoptera: Heterocera) of northern Maharashtra: a preliminary checklist. Journal of Threatened Taxa 5(12): 4693–4713; http://dx.doi.org/10.11609/JoTT.o2555.4693-713.Image [accessed 25 August 2021]. Image 135. 
  6. Chandra, K., Kumar, V., Singh, N., Raha, A., Sanyal, A.K.2019. Assemblages of Lepidoptera in Indian Himalaya through long term monitoring plots. Zoological Survey of India, Kolkata, 1-457 pp. Image 127.7. 

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Ophiusa tirhaca (Cramer, [1777]) – Green Drab. 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/ophiusa-tirhaca, accessed 2024/02/23.