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Lepidoptera > Drepanoidea > Drepanidae > Drepaninae > Drepanini > Teldenia

Teldenia vestigiata (Butler, 1880)

Indian and global distribution:
Sikkim, Nagaland, Sri Lanka (Hampson, 1892), reported from Kumaon (Smetacek, 2002), Nepal.
records (based on images):
Sexual, seasonal & individual variation:
Status, Habitat and Habits:
Adult moth observations that have been databased:
Tamil Nadu
West Bengal
All states
Similiar species:
Teldenia Moore, [1883] species known from the Indian subcontinent
Teldenia alba Moore, [1883]. Sri Lanka.
Teldenia obsoleta Warren, 1896. Myanmar. 
Teldenia specca Wilkinson, 1967. E. Himalaya.
Teldenia vestigiata Butler, 1880. India; Nepal.

These species are best separated by examining male genitalia (Wilikinson, 1967). Teldenia specca Wilkinson, 1967 is known from the E. Himalaya and Teldenia alba Moore, [1883] from Sri Lanka. Hence E. Himalayan populations could be T. specca and some south Indian individuals could be T. alba. However, this can only be established by examining genitalia.
  1. Corycia vestigiata Butler, 1880. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. 5 (6). pg. 222. 
  2. Haruta, T. (Ed.). 1992. Moths of Nepal. Part 1. TINEA. Vol. 13 (Supplement 2). The Japan Heterocerists’ Society, Tokyo. Pl. 1/17.
  3. Hampson, G. 1892. The Fauna of British India including Ceylon and Burma. Moths, Vol. 1. Taylor & Francis, London. Pp. xxiii + 527. Saturniidae to Hypsidae 527 p - 333 fig, pg 332 #704 fg. 230.
  4. Wilkinson, C., 1967. A taxonomic revision of the genus Teldenia Moore (Lepidoptera: Drepanidae, Drepaninae). Transactions of the Royal Entomological Society of London, 119(11), pp.303-362.
  5. Smetacek, P. 2002. Notes on new records of Hooktip moths (Lepidoptera: Drepanidae) from the Kumaon and Garhwal Himalaya. Journal Bombay Natural History Society. 99: 446 – 454.

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Anonymous. 2021. Teldenia vestigiata (Butler, 1880). In Sondhi, S., Y. Sondhi, P. Roy and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Moths of India, v. 2.61. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.
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