Patania characteristica (Warren, 1896) -

Taxonomic Information

Patania Moore, 1888 species from the Indian subcontinent
Patania balteata (Fabricius, 1798). India; Nepal; Sri Lanka; Myanmar.
Patania caletoralis (Walker, 1859). N. India. 
Patania characteristica (Warren, 1896). India: Khasi Hills, Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh. 
Patania concatenalis (Walker, [1866]). Darjeeling, West Bengal.
Patania costalis (Moore, 1888). Darjeeling, West Bengal.
Patania deficiens (Moore, [1886]). S. India; Sri Lanka. 
Patania flavispila (Swinhoe, 1894). Cherrapunji, Meghalaya.
Patania fraterna (Moore, [1886]). Sri Lanka.
Patania imbecilis (Moore, 1888). Darjeeling, West Bengal.
Patania iopasalis (Walker, 1859). India. 
Patania jatingaensis (Rose & Singh, 1989). Khasi Hills, Meghalaya.
Patania menoni (Kirti & Gill, 2007). Arunachal Pradesh.
Patania mysisalis (Walker, 1859). India?
Patania obfuscalis Yamanaka, 1998. Nepal; Arunachal Pradesh. 
Patania palliventralis (Snellen, 1890). Sikkim. 
Patania plagiatalis (Walker, 1859). Sri Lanka.
Patania ruralis (Scopoli, 1763). Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand; Nepal.  
Patania sabinusalis (Walker, 1859). India?
Patania scinisalis (Walker, 1859). Himalayas. 
Patania ultimalis (Walker, 1859). Sri Lanka; Myanmar.
Patania verecunda (Warren, 1896). Khasi Hills, Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh.

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

Patania characteristica -


StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh4
Assam
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi
Goa
Gujarat
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir
Jharkhand
Karnataka
Kerala
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra
Manipur
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Paschimbanga
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand
West Bengal1
Total41
  1. OD: Gadessa characteristica Warren, 1896. Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (6) 17: 103. TL: Meghalaya (Khasi Hills). Text at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/61862#page/117/mode/1up
  2. Hampson, G. F. 1896. The Fauna of British India including Ceylon and Burma. Moths, Vol.4. Taylor & Francis, London. Pyralidae 594 p - 287 figs.pg. 311, # 4907 as a synonym of Dichocrocis megillalis
  3. Haruta, T. (Ed.). 1995. Moths of Nepal. Part 4. TINEA. Vol. 14 (Supplement 2). The Japan Heterocerists’ Society, Tokyo.Pl 125/20. As Pleuroptya characteristica
  4. https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/910399-Pleuroptya-characteristica
  5. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patania_characteristica

Similar species: Dichocrocis megillalis (Walker, 1859) that lacks the dark wedge-shaped marking on the forewing. 
https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/869854-Dichocrocis-megillalis

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Patania characteristica (Warren, 1896) – . 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/patania-characteristica, accessed 2024/03/03.