Teldenia spp. Moore, [1883] -

Taxonomic Information

Teldenia Moore, [1883] species known from the Indian subcontinent.
Teldenia alba Moore, [1883]. Sri Lanka.
Teldenia obsoleta Warren, 1896. Myanmar. 
Teldenia specca Wilkinson, 1967. E. Himalaya.
Teldenia vestigiata Butler, 1880. India; Nepal.

These species are best separated by examining male genitalia (Wilkinson, 1967). Teldenia specca Wilkinson, 1967 is known from the E. Himalaya and Teldenia alba Moore, [1883] from Sri Lanka. Hence E. Himalayan populations could be T. specca and some south Indian individuals could be T. alba. However, this can only be established by examining genitalia.

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

Teldenia spp. -


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Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh1
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West Bengal1
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  1. Wilkinson, C., 1967. A taxonomic revision of the genus Teldenia Moore (Lepidoptera: Drepanidae, Drepaninae). Transactions of the Royal Entomological Society of London, 119(11), pp.303-362.

Page citation

Anonymous 2023. Teldenia spp. Moore, [1883] – . In Sondhi, S., Y. Sondhi, R.P. Singh, P. Roy and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 3.42. Published by the Indian Foundation for Butterflies. URL: https://www.mothsofindia.org/teldenia-spp., accessed 2023/03/30.