Patania ruralis (Scopoli, 1763) - Mother of Pearl Moth

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). Khasi Hills, Meghalaya. 
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 ruralis - Mother of Pearl Moth


StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh1
Assam
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi
Goa
Gujarat
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh3
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
Uttarakhand2
West Bengal1
Total7
  1. Phalaena ruralis Scopoli, 1763. Ent. Carn. Pg. 242.    
  2. Robinson,G. S. Microlepidoptera of Nepal. In: Haruta, T. (Ed.). 1995. Moths of Nepal. Part 4. TINEA. Vol. 14 (Supplement 2). The Japan Heterocerists’ Society, Tokyo. Pl. 125/18 as Pleuroptia ruralis. 
  3. Kirt, J. S & N. S. Gill. 2007. Revival of genus Patania Moore and reporting on a new species menoni (Pyraustinae: Pyralidae: Lepidoptera). Journal of Entomological Research. 31-3, pp 265-275. Lists sabinusalis but not ruralis.
  4. Uniyal, V.P., Bhardwaj, M., Sanyal, A.K. 2013. An Assessment of Entomofauna for Management and Conservation of Biodiversity in the Gangotri Landscape. Annual Progress Report, Wildlife Institute of India, Dehradun. 237 pp. Pl 18.  
  5. 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. Pl. 51.13
  6. https://v3.boldsystems.org/index.php/Taxbrowser_Taxonpage?taxid=719460
  7. http://www2.nrm.se/en/svenska_fjarilar/p/pleuroptya_ruralis.html
  8. http://lepiforum.org/wiki/page/Patania_Ruralis
  9. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patania_ruralis
  10. https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/560710-Patania-ruralis
Similar species: Patania sabinusalis (Walker, 1859) which is listed in Hampson with Botys ruralis as a synonym.
 

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Patania ruralis (Scopoli, 1763) – Mother of Pearl 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/patania-ruralis, accessed 2024/02/22.