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 > Noctuoidea > Erebidae > Boletobiinae > Boletobiinae incertae sedis > Zurobata

Zurobata rorata Walker, [1866]

Indian and global distribution:
records (based on images):
Sexual, seasonal & individual variation:
Status, Habitat and Habits:
Adult moth observations that have been databased:
All states
Similiar species:
Zurobata intractata (Walker, 1864). 
Capnodes intractata Walker, 1864; J. Proc. Linn. Soc. (Zool.) 7: 188; TL: Borneo, Sarawak. Text at

Zurobata rorata has the FW discal spot completely white as compared to black in intractata. The HW post-medial & submarginal rows of white spots are more regularly & compactly placed in intractata.

Zurobata Walker, 1866 species known from the Indian subcontinent. 
Zurobata intractata (Walker, 1864). India: Assam, Arunachal Pradesh. 
Zurobata fissifascia Hampson, 1896. Sri Lanka.
Zurobata reticulata (Moore, 1882). India.
Zurobata rorata Walker, 1866. Indian Subregion, Andamans.
Zurobata vacillans (Walker, 1864). Sri Lanka; India.
  1. Zurobata rorata Walker, 1866. List Spec. Lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. 34: 1276; TL: Borneo, Sarawak. Text at
  2. Xanthoptera constellata Snellen, 1880; Tijdschr. Ent. 23 (2): 62; TL: Java. Text at
  3. Mesleta multiguttata Moore, [1885]. Lepid. Ceylon 3 (2): 210, pl. 174, f. 8; TL: Sri Lanka. Text at Plate at
  4. Kononenko, V. S. & A. Pinratana. 2013. Moths of Thailand, Volume 3: Noctuoidea Part 2: Addendum to Vol. 3, Part 1, Families Erebidae, Nolidae, Euteliidae, Noctuidae and Checklist. Brothers of St. Gabriel in Thailand, Bangkok. 625 pp. + 55 pls. Pg 80 & Pl. 9/36.

Lepidoptera > Noctuoidea > Erebidae > Boletobiinae > Boletobiinae incertae sedis > Zurobata

Cite this page along with its URL as:
Anonymous. 2022. Zurobata rorata Walker, [1866]. 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