Scopelodes testacea Butler, 1886 -

Taxonomic Information

List of Scopelodes Westwood, 1841 species known from India.
Scopelodes contracta Walker, 1855. India
Scopelodes kwangtungensis Hering, 1931. Nepal; Bangladesh; Myanmar; India: North India.
Scopelodes sericea Butler, 1880. Myanmar; India.
Scopelodes testacea Butler, 1886. Sri Lanka; Nepal; Bhutan; Bangladesh; Myanmar; India.
Scopelodes unicolor Westwood, 1841. Myanmar.
Scopelodes venosa Walker, 1855. Nepal; Bhutan; Bangladesh; Myanmar; India.
Scopelodes vulpina Moore, 1879. Nepal; Myanmar; India: Khasia Hills, Meghalaya, Darjeeling, West Bengal.
Scopelodes witti Solovyev & Giusti, 2017. India: Assam, Andamans.

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

Scopelodes testacea -


Scopelodes testacea from Limacodidae of Vietnam. 

The species is distinguished externally from other Scopelodes Westwood, 1841 by the white tuft of labial palps with black apex; the hindwings are greyish yellow with weakly defined yellow veins as in S. venosa Walker, 1855; the forewings are dark (as illustrated) or light grayish brown with transverse postmedial light field (Colour plate 12, figs 3–5; Colour plate 17, fig. 8).

StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh11
Assam
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi
Goa
Gujarat
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir
Jharkhand
Karnataka
Kerala
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra
Manipur
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Paschimbanga
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand3
West Bengal
Total113

Scopelodes testacea Butler, 1886: Musa sp. (Musaceae) (Robinson et al. 2010).

  1. OD: Scopelodes testacea Butler, 1886 Ill. typical Spec. Lep. Het. Colln Br. Mus. 6 : 3, pl. 101, f. 5 at http://archive.org/stream/illustrationsoft06brituoft#page/3/mode/1up [accessed 27 September 2017]
  2. http://www.boldsystems.org/index.php/Taxbrowser_Taxonpage?taxid=260915 [accessed 27 September 2017]
  3. http://www.jpmoth.org/~dmoth/Digital_Moths_of_Asia/60_ZYGAENOIDEA/Limacodidae/19_Scopelodes/Scopelodes%20testacea/Scopelodes%20testacea.htm [accessed 27 September 2017]
  4. Haruta, T. (Ed.). 1992. Moths of Nepal. Part 1. TINEA. Vol. 13 (Supplement 2). The Japan Heterocerists’ Society, Tokyo. Pl 39/24. 

 

Page citation

Anonymous 2022. Scopelodes testacea Butler, 1886 – . In Sondhi, S., Y. Sondhi, P. Roy and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 3.30. Published by the Indian Foundation for Butterflies. URL: https://www.mothsofindia.org/scopelodes-testacea, accessed 2022/09/25.