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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):
Identification:
Sexual, seasonal & individual variation:
Status, Habitat and Habits:
Adult moth observations that have been databased:
StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Assam
Karnataka
Nagaland
Tamil Nadu
Tripura
Uttarakhand
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.
References:
  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. http://www.mothsofindia.org/sp/355234/Teldenia-vestigiata
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