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Lepidoptera > Pyraloidea > Crambidae > Spilomelinae > Spilomelini > Cnaphalocrocis

Cnaphalocrocis rutilalis (Walker, [1859])

Previously considered a junior synonym of Cnaphalocrocis medinalis
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
Madhya Pradesh
Tamil Nadu
West Bengal
All states
Similiar species:
Cnaphalocrocis Lederer, 1863 species known from India.  
Cnaphalocrocis bilinealis (Hampson, 1891) (Dolichosticha)
Cnaphalocrocis euryterminalis (Hampson, 1917) ((Marasmia)
Cnaphalocrocis latimarginalis (Hampson, 1891) (Dolichosticha)
Cnaphalocrocis mimica (Warren, [1896])( Lasiacme)

Cnaphalocrocis medinalis (Guenée, 1854) (Salbia) 

Cnaphalocrocis patnalis (Bradley, 1981) (Marasmia)
Cnaphalocrocis rutilalis (Walker, [1859]) (Botys)
Cnaphalocrocis trebiusalis (Walker, 1859) (Botys)

Cnaphalocrocis poeyalis (Boisduval, 1833) (Botys) and Cnaphalocrocis trapezalis (Guenée, 1854) (Salbia) both now listed as 
Marasmia trapezalis (Guenée, 1854) and Marasmia poeyalis (Boisduval, 1833) based on Nuss et al. (2022)
Cnaphalocrocis medinalis (Guenée, 1854) is a similar species. Key for separation from Cnaphalocrocis medinalis 
Presence of kink in FW post-medial, and curved ante-medial line near costa, FW in C. rutilalis. Lack of scales on male on FW in C. rutilalis.
See a handy link below for comparison of various species of Cnaphalocrocis.
  1. OD: Botys rutilalis Walker, 1859. Cat. Lep. 18: 665 Walker, F. (1859d [May 10]) Pyralides, In; List Spec. Lepid. Ins. Coll. B. M., Cat. Lepid. Heterocera. Ser. 4, 18: 509-798. 
  2. [accessed 22 July 2020]

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Anonymous. 2022. Cnaphalocrocis rutilalis (Walker, [1859]). 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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