Selepa discigera (Walker, [1863]) -

Taxonomic Information

Selepa Moore, [1858] species known from the Indian subcontinent.
Selepa celtis Moore, [1860]. Indian subcontinent.
Selepa discigera (Walker, [1863]). India; Sri Lanka.
Selepa docilis Butler, 1881. India; Sri Lanka.
Selepa ferrofusa (Hampson, 1905). Sri Lanka. 
Selepa nigralba (Hampson, 1895). NE Himalaya.
Selepa plumbeata Hampson, 1912. India; Sri Lanka; Myanmar.
Selepa rabdota (Hampson, 1891). Nilgiris. 
Selepa stigmatophora (Hampson, 1895). Sikkim. 
Selepa molybdea Hampson, 1912. India (Kerala).

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

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West Bengal
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  1. OD: Gadirtha? discigera Walker, 1864, J. Linn. Soc. (Zool.), 7: 163. TL: Borneo. Text at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/8581016#page/173/mode/1up
  2. Hampson, G. F. 1894. The Fauna of British India including Ceylon and Burma. Moths, Vol. 2. Taylor & Francis, London. Pp 604. Pg. 370, # 2201 as Plotheia strigifera.
  3. Kononenko V. S. & A. Pinratana. Moth of Thailand Vol. 3, Part 2. Noctuoidea.An illustrated Catalogue of Erebidae, Nolidae, Euteliidae and Noctuidae (Insecta, Lepidoptera) in Thailand.Brothers of St. Gabriel in Thailand. Bangkok. 2013. 625 pp. Pg. 243. Pl. 33/21.
  4. Seitz, A. (Ed.). Macro. Lep. World. Vol. 11. Pg. 396. Pl. 31d. Lists strigifera as a synonym of S. discigera.
  5. https://v3.boldsystems.org/index.php/Taxbrowser_Taxonpage?taxid=280797 [Accessed 12 Nov 2022]
  6. https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/207635-Selepa-discigera [Accessed 12 Nov 2022]
  7. https://www.mothsofborneo.com/part-18/unassigned/unassigned_4_5.php [Accessed 12 Nov 2022]
    Diagnosis (MOB): This species, Selepa discigera, has rather blackish forewings, the postmedial loop being relatively distal and evenly curved. There is a black longitudinal streak subdorsally that is often edged white.

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Selepa discigera (Walker, [1863]) – . In Sondhi, S., Y. Sondhi, R.P. Singh, P. Roy and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 3.74. Published by the Indian Foundation for Butterflies. URL: https://www.mothsofindia.org/selepa-discigera, accessed 2024/06/21.