Pyralis fumipennis Butler, 1889 -

Taxonomic Information

Pyralis Linnaeus, 1758 species known from India and Sri Lanka:
Pyralis elongalis (Kollar & Redtenbacher, 1844). India: Himalaya, Mussoorie, Uttarakhand, Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh, Central India. 
Pyralis fumipennis Butler, 1889. India: Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh. 
Pyralis funebralis Warren, 1895. India: Khasi Hills, Meghalaya. 
Pyralis janiusalis Walker, 1859. Sri Lanka. 
Pyralis manihotalis Guenée, 1854 – Tropical Tabby; Tropical Meal Moth. Sri Lanka. 
Pyralis minimalis Hampson, 1893. Sri Lanka. 
Pyralis monostoechalis Warren, 1891. India: Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh. 
Pyralis oenalis Hampson, 1906. Sri Lanka. 
Pyralis palesalis Walker, 1859. Sri Lanka. 
Pyralis phycidalis Guenée, 1854. India: Central India. 
Pyralis pictalis (Curtis, 1834). India; Sri Lanka. 
Pyralis platymitris Butler, 1883. India: Solan, Himachal Pradesh. 
Pyralis prepialis Hampson, 1903. India: Sikkim. 
Pyralis princeps Butler, 1889. India: Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh. 
Pyralis proximalis Walker, 1862. India: Hindustan. 
Pyralis ravolalis Walker, 1859. Sri Lanka. 
Pyralis rectisectalis Warren, 1896. India: Peermade, Kerala. 
Pyralis subresectalis (Snellen, 1890). India: Sikkim. 
Pyralis trifascialis Moore, 1877. India: Port Blair, S. Andamans. 
Pyralis elongalis (Kollar & Redtenbacher, 1844). India: Himalaya, Mussoorie, Uttarakhand, Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh, Central India.

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

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Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh11
Arunachal Pradesh
Assam
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi1
Goa
Gujarat
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir
Jharkhand
Karnataka
Kerala
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra1
Manipur
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Paschimbanga
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand11
West Bengal
Total321
  1. OD: Pyralis fumipennis Butler, 1889. Illustrations of typical specimens of Lepidoptera Heterocera in the collection of the British Museum Part 7, pg. 91, pl. 134, fig. 11. Text at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/75387#page/101/mode/1up
  2. Pyralis minimalis Hampson, 1893. Illustrations of typical specimens of Lepidoptera Heterocera in the collection of the British Museum Part 9, pg. 159, pi. 171, fig. 18. Text at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/75389#page/171/mode/1up
  3. 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. 151, # 4528. 
  4. https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/686918-Pyralis-fumipennis

Note: Similar species mentioned in OD: Pyralis farinalis (extralimital species). 

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Pyralis fumipennis Butler, 1889 – . 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/pyralis-fumipennis, accessed 2024/02/29.