Rhodophaea actiosella (Walker, 1863) -

Taxonomic Information

Rhodophaea Guenée, 1845 species known from the Indian subcontinent:
Rhodophaea actiosella (Walker, 1863). India: Maharashtra (Mumbai), Nagas; Sri Lanka. 
Rhodophaea duplicella Ragonot, 1890. Myanmar. 
Rhodophaea nigralbella Hampson, 1899. NE India.

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

Rhodophaea actiosella -


Similar species (with two large whitish costal patches & two discocellular specks, but there are other differences).  

Rhodophaea duplicella Ragonot, 1890. FBI, Moths of India, Hampson Vol 4 pg 100 #4414

Rhodophaea nigralbella Hampson, 1899. OD at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/7148180#page/581/mode/1up

Assara holophragma (Meyrick, 1887). FBI, Moths of India, Hampson Vol 4 pg 100 #4414 (=Rhodophaea epigrammella)

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Goa
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Manipur
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Mizoram
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Pondicherry
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  1. OD : Aurana actiosella Walker, 1863. List of the specimens of lepidopterous insects in the collection of the British Museum, pt 27-28, pg. 122. Text at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/120180#page/134/mode/1up
  2. Nephopteryx [sic] lentalis Swinhoe, 1885. Proc. Zool. Soc. Lond. pg. 877, pl. 57 fig. 18. TL: Bombay. Text at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/97225#page/1023/mode/1up. Plate at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/97225#page/997/mode/1up
  3. Aurana actiosella Moore 1884-87. The Lepidoptera of Ceylon, Vol 3, pg. 360. Text at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/36660#page/382/mode/1up
  4. 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. 100, #4415,
  5. http://lepidoptera.butterflyhouse.com.au/pyra/actiosella.html as Aurana actiosella
  6. https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/1162168-Rhodophaea-actiosella
 
 
 
 

Page citation

Anonymous 2023. Rhodophaea actiosella (Walker, 1863) – . 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/rhodophaea-actiosella, accessed 2023/10/01.