Speiredonia obscura (Cramer, [1780]) -

Taxonomic Information

List of Speiredonia Hübner, [1823] species known from India.
Speiredonia alix (Guenée, 1852). India: India, Andamans.
Speiredonia cymosema (Hampson, 1926). India: Assam, Sikkim.
Speiredonia itynx (Fabricius, 1787). Sri Lanka; India: South India.
Speiredonia martabanica Holloway & Zilli, 2005. Myanmar.
Speiredonia mutabilis (Fabricius, 1794). Sri Lanka; India.
Speiredonia obscura (Cramer, [1780]). Sri Lanka; India.
Speiredonia substruens (Walker, 1858). India: North Hindustan.

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh
Assam
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi
Goa
Gujarat
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir
Jharkhand
Karnataka1
Kerala111
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra
Manipur
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Paschimbanga
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu1
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand
West Bengal
Total1112
  1. Phalaena Noctua obscura Cramer, 1780. Uitlandsche Kapellen, 3: 146.
  2. Phalaena Noctua zamis Stoll, 1790, Uitlandsche Kapellen, 5: 262.
  3. Ommatophora albifascia Walker, 1865, List Specimens lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus., 33: 947. TL: Sri Lanka. Text at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/120100#page/249/mode/1up 
  4. MOT Vol. 3, Part 2, Pl. 16/11 (erroneously mentioned as Pl. 16/10). 
  5. Zilli, A., J. D. Holloway & W. Hogenes, 2005.. An overview of the genus Speiredonia with description of seven new species (Insecta, Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). Aldrovandia 1:17-36.
  6. https://www.mothsofborneo.com/part-15-16/hulodini/hulodini_3_1.php

Incorrectly identified as Speiredonia cymosema (Hampson, 1926) on the website. Corrected on 23 April 2021. 

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Speiredonia obscura (Cramer, [1780]) – . In Sondhi, S., Y. Sondhi, R.P. Singh, P. Roy and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 3.74. Published by the Indian Foundation for Butterflies. URL: https://www.mothsofindia.org/speiredonia-obscura, accessed 2024/06/13.