Pyralis pictalis (Curtis, 1834) - Painted Meal Moth; Poplar Pyralis

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.

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Pyralis pictalis (Curtis, 1834) – Painted Meal Moth; Poplar Pyralis: Detritophagous* Cuscuta spp. (Convolvulaceae), Elaeis guineensis (Arecaceae), Millettia auriculata, Vigna mungo (Fabaceae), Phoebe lanceolata (Lauraceae), Populus alba (Salicaceae), Shorea spp. (Dipterocarpaceae) (Robinson et al. 2010). 
  1. OD: Asopia pictalis Curtis, 1834. British Entomology (Volume VI: Lepidoptera II, plate 503): 1-2. Pl 503 .
  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 150, #4523. 
  3. https://v3.boldsystems.org/index.php/Taxbrowser_Taxonpage?taxid=279376
  4. http://www.jpmoth.org/Pyralidae/Pyralinae/Pyralis_pictalis.html [accessed 03 January 2021]
  5. http://www.lepiforum.de/lepiwiki.pl?Pyralis_Pictalis [accessed 03 January 2021]
  6. https://www.africanmoths.com/pages/PYRALIDAE/PYRALIINAE/Pyralis%20pictalis.html

 

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Pyralis pictalis (Curtis, 1834) – Painted Meal Moth; Poplar Pyralis. 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-pictalis, accessed 2024/02/22.