MOI website produced by:

Indian Foundation for Butterflies

MOI by the numbers:

No. of species pages: 2,523
No. of lifecycle pages: 179
No. of images: 28,010
No. of website visits: site visit count
No. of unique visitors:Unique visitors
Since 2015

Also see the latest images

Advance search

Lepidoptera > Geometroidea > Geometridae > Ennominae > Hypochrosini > Achrosis

Achrosis rufescens (Butler, 1880)

Indian and global distribution:
records (based on images):
Sexual, seasonal & individual variation:
Status, Habitat and Habits:
Adult moth observations that have been databased:
Arunachal Pradesh
All states
Similiar species:
Achrosis Guenée, 1857 species in India, based on Kirti et al 2019. 
Achrosis alienata (Walker, 1862). India: Chennai (Madras), Deccan. 
Achrosis costimaculata (Moore, 1868). India: West Bengal.
Achrosis euchroes (Prout, 1917). India: Nilgiris (TL). 
Achrosis incitata (Walker, 1862). India: West Bengal (Darjeeling: TL), Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Karnataka, Goa. 
Achrosis intexta (Walker, 1862). India: Maharashtra, North Kanara, Goa, Kerala. 
Achrosis lithosiaria (Walker, 1862). India: Sikkim, Nagas, Khasis. 
Achrosis obliquilineata (Warren, 1893). India: Nagas (TL). 
Achrosis pallida (Moore, 1877). India: Andaman Is. (TL).  
Achrosis pyrrhularia Guenée, [1858]. India: Central India, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya. 
Achrosis quadraria Warren, 1893. India: Meghalaya (Khasis: TL). 
Achrosis rondelaria (Fabricius, 1775). India; Sri Lanka. 
Achrosis rufescens (Butler, 1880). India: West Bengal (Darjeeling: TL), Arunachal Pradesh. 
Achrosis serpentinaria (Walker, 1866). S. India; Sri Lanka. 
  1. OD: Pagrasa rufescens Butler, 1880. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. 6 (5): 225. TL: Darjeeling
  2. Pagrasa rufescens Butler, 1886. Illustrations of typical specimens of Lepidoptera Heterocera in the collection of the British Museum. Pg. 81, Pl. 119, fig 6. Text at Plate at
  3. [accessed 18 July 2020]
  4. Hampson, G. F. 1895. The Fauna of British India including Ceylon and Burma. Moths, Vol. 3. Taylor & Francis, London. Noctuidae (cont.) to Geometridae 546 p - 226 figs. Pg. 174,  # 3161. 
  5. Haruta, T. (Ed.). 1992. Moths of Nepal. Part 1. TINEA. Vol. 13 (Supplement 2). The Japan Heterocerists’ Society, Tokyo. Pl 12, # 14. 

Lepidoptera > Geometroidea > Geometridae > Ennominae > Hypochrosini > Achrosis

Cite this page along with its URL as:
Anonymous. 2022. Achrosis rufescens (Butler, 1880). In Sondhi, S., Y. Sondhi, P. Roy and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Moths of India, v. 3.30. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.
Share on facebook email page Share by email