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: 28,010
No. of website visits: site visit count
No. of unique visitors:Unique visitors
Since 2015

Also see the latest images

Advance search

Lepidoptera > Geometroidea > Geometridae > Larentiinae > Cidariini > Melanthia

Melanthia catenaria (Moore, [1868])

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
All states
Similiar species:
List of known Melanthia from India based on Kirti et al. (2019).
Melanthia dentistrigata (Warren, 1893). India: Kaponang, 8000ft., Sikkim.
Melanthia exquisita (Warren, 1893). India: Tonglo, 10000ft., Sikkim.
  1. Melanippe catenaria Moore, [1868]. Proc. Zool. Soc. Long. 3: 655, Pl. 33/9. TL: Bengal. Text at Plate at
  2. Hampson, G. F. 1895. The Fauna of British India including Ceylon and Burma. Moths, Vol.3. Taylor & Francis, London. Noctuidae (cont.) to Geometridae 546 p - 226 figs. Pg 354 as Cidaria catenaria.
  3. Haruta, T. (Ed.). 1992. Moths of Nepal. Part 1. TINEA. Vol. 13 (Supplement 2). The Japan Heterocerists’ Society, Tokyo. Pl. 7/1.
  4. Chandra, K., Kumar, V., Singh, N., Raha, A., Sanyal, A.K.2019. Assemblages of Lepidoptera in Indian Himalaya through long term monitoring plots. Zoological Survey of India, Kolkata, 1-457 pp. Pl. 100/10. 
  5. [accessed 16 January 2021]
  6. [accessed 16 January 2021]




Lepidoptera > Geometroidea > Geometridae > Larentiinae > Cidariini > Melanthia

Cite this page along with its URL as:
Anonymous. 2022. Melanthia catenaria (Moore, [1868]). 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