Risoba diversipennis (Walker, 1858) -

Taxonomic Information

Risoba Moore, 1881 species known from the Indian subcontinent:
Risoba basalis Moore, 1882. India. 

Risoba diphteroides Hampson, 1898. Khasi Hills, Meghalaya.

Risoba diversipennis (Walker, 1858). India (Punjab, Himalayan Region, Meghalaya); Myanmar.
Risoba flavipennis Hampson, 1895. India; Bhuta; Nepal. 

Risoba obstructa Moore, 1881. India; Sri Lanka.

Risoba obscurivialis Holloway, 2003. India (N.E. Himalaya, West Bengal, Meghalaya).

Risoba prominens Moore,1882. India; Sri Lanka.

Risoba repugnans (Walker, 1856). Indo-Australian tropics. 

Risoba variegata (Moore, 1882). West Bengal; Nepal. 

Risoba vitellina (Moore, 1882). India (West Bengal, Sikkim); Nepal.

Risoba vialis Moore, 1882. India (Assam, West Bengal, N.E. Himalaya).

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

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Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh
Assam1
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi
Goa
Gujarat
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir
Jharkhand
Karnataka
Kerala
Lakshadweep
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Maharashtra
Manipur
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Paschimbanga
Pondicherry
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Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand
West Bengal
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Risoba diversipennis (Walker, 1858): Melastoma (Melastomataceae) (Robinson et al. 2010).
  1. Heliothis diversipennis Walker, 1858. List Specimens lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus., 15: 1750. Text at https://archive.org/details/listofspecimenso1315brit/page/1750/mode/1up?view=theater
  2. Moore, F. 1881. Descriptions of new genera and species of Asiatic nocturnal Lepidoptera. Proc. Zool. Soc. Lond. Pg. 329. Text at https://archive.org/details/proceedingsofgen81zool/page/329/mode/1up?view=theater
  3. Hampson, G. F. 1894. The Fauna of British India including Ceylon and Burma. Moths, Vol. 2. Taylor & Francis, London. Arctiidae, Agrostidae, Noctuidae 609 p - 325 figs.pg. 399, # 2279. Lists Risoba basalis as a synonym. 
  4. https://www.mothsofborneo.com/part-18/risobinae/risobinae_1_15.php
  5. https://v3.boldsystems.org/index.php/Taxbrowser_Taxonpage?taxid=368948

Page citation

Anonymous 2023. Risoba diversipennis (Walker, 1858) – . In Sondhi, S., Y. Sondhi, R.P. Singh, P. Roy and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 3.50. Published by the Indian Foundation for Butterflies. URL: https://www.mothsofindia.org/risoba-diversipennis, accessed 2023/06/01.