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

Search:
Advance search
 

Lepidoptera > Noctuoidea > Erebidae > Erebinae > Erebinae incertae sedis > Ischyja

Ischyja hemiphaea (Hampson, 1926)

Indian and global distribution:
records (based on images):
Identification:
Sexual, seasonal & individual variation:
Status, Habitat and Habits:
Adult moth observations that have been databased:
StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Arunachal Pradesh
Maharashtra
All states
Similiar species:
Ischyja Hübner, [1823] species known from the Indian subcontinent. 
Ischyja marapok Holloway, 2005. Indian subregion, Andaman Is.; Borneo (TL). 
Ischyja hemiphaea (Hampson, 1926) (Potamophora). India, Andaman Is.; Singapore (TL). 
Ischyja manlia Cramer, [1776] (Phalaena (Noctua)). TL: “Coromandel”, Tamil Nadu. Indian subregion; Myanmar. 
Ischyja ferrifracta (Walker, [1863]) (Potamophora). TL: Borneo.
Ischyja inferna Swinhoe, 1902. India; Sri Lanka; Borneo (TL).
Ischyja hagenii (Snellen, 1885). India: Mizoram; Indonesia (TL: Sumatra). 

This species displays sexual dimorphism. 
Ischyja Hübner, [1823] males identification summary, drawn up by SS. Many individuals are best separated by genitalia. 
Ischyja inferna: Oblique shape of reniform and shape of loop mark near dorsum.
Ischyja ferrifracta: Pale wedge at forewing apex in both sexes. 
Ischyja hagenii: geometrically marked greyish forewings. Can be confused with extralimital species Ischyja anna. 
Ischyja manlia: pale marginal outer half of forewing; pale stigmata with dark edging (marapok has stigmata with pale egding) ; no purplish tint other than longitudinal streak, which is bordered inwards by a dark longitudinal streak. UNF: blue postmedial fascia which is broader posteriorly. 
Ischyja hemiphaea: Dark basal half; pale marginal half, with dark zig-zag line from apex. Three black dentate marks beyond cell area. Reniform kidney-shaped (with possible black marks in the reniform). 
Ischyja marapok: strong purplish tint to forewing, the stigmata are contained in a black longitudinal zone in the cell, stigmata with pale edging. Reniform kidney shaped. There is a dumbell-shaped black streak more centrally that contains whitish marks antemedially and postmedially indicating the position of the medial loop from the dorsum.
References:
  1. OD: Potamophora hemiphaea Hampson, 1926. Descr. Gen. Spec. Noctuinae, p. 93. TL: India, Andamans. Text at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/50903744#page/103/mode/1up
  2. Kononenko, V. S. & A. Pinratana. 2005. Moths of Thailand, Volume 3: Noctuidae. An Illustrated Catalogue of the Noctuidae (Lepidoptera) in Thailand: Part 1: Herminiinae, Rivulinae, Hypeninae, Catocalinae, Aganainae, Euteliinae, Stictopterinae, Plusiinae, Pantheinae, Acronictinae and Agaristinae. Brothers of St. Gabriel in Thailand, Bangkok. 261 pp. + 45 pls. Pl. 32/3. 
  3. http://v3.boldsystems.org/index.php/Taxbrowser_Taxonpage?taxid=224733
  4. http://www.jpmoth.org/~dmoth/Digital_Moths_of_Asia/90_NOCTUOIDEA/02_EREBIDAE/15_EREBINAE/053_Ischyja/Ischyja%20hemiphaea/Ischyja%20hemiphaea.htm
  5. http://www.mothsofborneo.com/part-15-16/miscellaneous_i/miscellaneousi_3_10.php

Lepidoptera > Noctuoidea > Erebidae > Erebinae > Erebinae incertae sedis > Ischyja


Cite this page along with its URL as:
Anonymous. 2022. Ischyja hemiphaea (Hampson, 1926). In Sondhi, S., Y. Sondhi, P. Roy and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Moths of India, v. 3.30. Indian Foundation for Butterflies. http://www.mothsofindia.org/sp/358497/Ischyja-hemiphaea
Share on facebook email page Share by email