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: 28,001
No. of website visits: site visit count
No. of unique visitors:Unique visitors
Since 2015

Also see the latest images

Advance search

Lepidoptera > Noctuoidea > Nolidae > Westermanniinae > Westermannia

Westermannia argentea Hampson, 1891

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
Tamil Nadu
All states
Similiar species:

List of Westermannia Hübner, [1821] species known from India.
Westermannia argentea Hampson, 1891. India (Nilgiris, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Andamans); Sri Lanka.
Westermannia elliptica Bryk, 1913. India (Himachal Pradesh, West Bengal, Arunachal Pradesh); Nepal.
Westermannia superba Hübner, 1823. India (Mizoram, Maharashtra, West & South India, Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal, Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Chattisgarh, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Andaman & Nicobar Isl.); Sri Lanka; Nepal.
Westermannia triangularis Moore, 1877. India (Sikkim, Assam, Uttarakhand, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Jharkhand, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Andaman & Nicobar Isl.); Nepal.


  1. Hampson, G. 1894. The Fauna of British India including Ceylon and Burma. Moths, Vol. 2. Taylor & Francis, London. Arctiidae, Agrostidae, Noctuidae, pg 359, # 2178
  2. Holloway, J. D. 1983. The Moths of Borneo. Part 4. Notodontidae. [accessed 7 December 2016]

Lepidoptera > Noctuoidea > Nolidae > Westermanniinae > Westermannia

Cite this page along with its URL as:
Anonymous. 2022. Westermannia argentea Hampson, 1891. 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