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Polytela gloriosae (Fabricius, 1781) – Lily Moth

Indian and global distribution:
records (based on images):
Sexual, seasonal & individual variation:
Status, Habitat and Habits:
Adult moth observations that have been databased:
Andhra Pradesh
Tamil Nadu
West Bengal
All states
Similiar species:
Polytela florigera - "differs from gloriosae in the basal joints of the palpi and antennae being black (gloriosa - orange); the orange spots on the metathorax often absent; cilia of hindwing black (gloriosae - yellow)" (Hampson, 1892).

Polytela Guenée, 1852 species known from India
Polytela chrysospila Walker, 1865
Polytela cliens (Felder & Rogenhofer, 1874)
Polytela florigera Guenée, 1852
Polytela gloriosae (Fabricius, 1775)

  1. Gurule, S & S. M. Nikam. 2013. The moths (Lepidoptera: Heterocera) of northern Maharashtra: a preliminary checklist. Journal of Threatened Taxa 5(12): 4693–4713;
  2. Hampson, G. 1894. The Fauna of British India including Ceylon and Burma. Moths, Vol. 2. Arctiidae, Agrostidae, Noctuidae 609 p - 325 figs pg. 168, # 1588

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Sondhi, S & N. Mujumdar. 2022. Polytela gloriosae (Fabricius, 1781) – Lily Moth. In Sondhi, S., Y. Sondhi, P. Roy and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Moths of India, v. 3.30. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.
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