Phazaca theclata (Guenée, 1857) - Cotton Leaf Roller

Taxonomic Information

Phazaca Walker, 1863 species known from the Indian subcontinent. 
Phazaca erosioides Walker, 1863. Indo-Australian tropics. 
Phazaca theclata (Guenée, 1857). India: Uttarakhand, Maharashtra, Kerala; Nepal; Myanmar; Sri Lanka.
Phazaca leucocera (Hampson, 1891).  India: Uttarakhand, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Maharashtra, Kerala, Tamil Nadu; Sri Lanka.
Phazaca multistrigaria (Moore, 1888). India: West Bengal (TL: Darjeeling), Uttarakhand. 
Phazaca unicauda (Hampson). India. 

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh
Assam1
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh11
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi1
Goa
Gujarat11
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir
Jharkhand
Karnataka1
Kerala
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra221
Manipur
Meghalaya1
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Paschimbanga1
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand14
West Bengal11
Total11410122

Phazaca theclata (Guenée, 1857) – Cotton Leaf Roller: Haldina cordifolia, Catunaregam spinosa, (Rubiaceae), Tectona grandis (Lamiaceae) (Robinson et al. 2010).

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  2. Hampson, G. 1895. The Fauna of British India including Ceylon and Burma. Moths, Vol.3. Taylor & Francis, London. Noctuidae (cont.) to Geometridae, pg 132, # 3065 as Dirades theclata.
  3. Haruta, T. (Ed.). 1992-2000. Moths of Nepal. TINEA. Vol. 13 (Supplement 2). The Japan Heterocerists’ Society, Tokyo.
    Pl 138/17, 18.
  4. inaturalist.org http://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/470645-Phazaca-theclata [accessed 20 October 2016]
  5. Sohn, Jae-Cheon & Yen, Shen-Horn (2005): A Taxonomic Revision of the Korean Epipleminae (Lepidoptera: Uraniidae), with Phylogenetic Comments on the Involved Genera. Zoological Studies 44(1): 44–70. PDF fulltext Fig 1-N.
  6. Wikipedia contributors. Phazaca theclata [Internet]. Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia; 2016 Sep 3, 15:07 UTC [cited 2016 Sep 3]. Available from: https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Phazaca_theclata&oldid=737547892.

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Phazaca theclata (Guenée, 1857) – Cotton Leaf Roller. In Sondhi, S., Y. Sondhi, R.P. Singh, P. Roy and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 3.74. Published by the Indian Foundation for Butterflies. URL: https://www.mothsofindia.org/phazaca-theclata, accessed 2024/05/18.