Phalacra vidhisara (Walker, 1860) -

Taxonomic Information

Phalacra Walker, 1866 species known from India (Joshi et al. 2020). 
Phalacra acutipennis Swinhoe, 1903. India (Khasi Hills, Meghalaya). 
Phalacra albilinea Warren, 1899. India (Khasi Hills, Meghalaya). 
Phalacra excisa Hampson, [1893]. India (Sikkim). 
Phalacra ochrea Warren, 1922. India (Khasi Hills, Meghalaya). 
Phalacra perspicaria (Fabricius, 1798) (Phalaena). India (Tamil Nadu). 
Phalacra strigata (Warren, 1896). India (Meghalaya). 
Phalacra vidhisara (Walker, 1860) (Hemerophila). India (Maharashtra, West Bengal, Nilgiris; Sri Lanka.

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh1
Arunachal Pradesh
Assam
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi
Goa1
Gujarat
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir
Jharkhand
Karnataka
Kerala2
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra
Manipur
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Paschimbanga11
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu112
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand
West Bengal
Total111232

Phalacra vidhisara (Walker, 1860): Cocos nucifera, Phoenix dactylifera, Phoenix sylvestris (Arecaceae) (Robinson et al. 2010).

  1. Hemerophila vidhisara Walker, 1860. List Lep. Het. Br. Mus., 21: 319. TL: Sri Lanka. Text at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/120012#page/585/mode/1up for female. 
  2. Phalacra metagonaria Walker, 1866. List Spec. Lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. 35: 1639; TL: Hindostan.
  3. Moore, F. 1884-7. The Lepidoptera of Ceylon, Vol 3. Pg. 511, Pl. 201/1 for female. 
  4. Hampson, G. F. [1893]. The Fauna of British India including Ceylon and Burma. Moths, Vol. 1. Taylor & Francis, London. Pp. xxiii + 527. Saturniidae to Hypsidae 527 p - 333 fig. Pg. 345, # 746.
  5. Seitz, A. (Ed.) 1922. Macrolepidoptera of the World. Vol 10. Pg. 457, Pl. 48, row g. 
  6. Shubhalaxmi, V. 2018. Field Guide to Indian Moths. Birdwing Publications. Edition 1. Pl 22/5.
  7. Joshi, R., Singh, N., László, G.M. and J. Ahmad. 2020. An Updated Checklist of Superfamily Drepanoidea (Lepidoptera) from India. Records of the Zoological Survey of India, 120(1), pp.1-24.
  8. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/3763055

Page citation

Anonymous 2023. Phalacra vidhisara (Walker, 1860) – . In Sondhi, S., Y. Sondhi, R.P. Singh, P. Roy and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 3.60. Published by the Indian Foundation for Butterflies. URL: https://www.mothsofindia.org/phalacra-vidhisara, accessed 2023/09/22.