Teldenia vestigiata (Butler, 1880) -

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

Sikkim, Nagaland, Sri Lanka (Hampson, [1893]), reported from Kumaon (Smetacek, 2002), Nepal.

StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh
Assam12
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi
Goa
Gujarat
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir
Jharkhand
Karnataka124
Kerala11
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra
Manipur
Meghalaya1
Mizoram
Nagaland1
Odisha
Paschimbanga
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu1
Tripura1
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand4
West Bengal1
Total1171254

Teldenia vestigiata Butler, 1880: Shorea robusta (Dipterocarpaceae) (Robinson et al. 2010).

  1. Corycia vestigiata Butler, 1880. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. 5 (6). pg. 222. 
  2. Haruta, T. (Ed.). 1992. Moths of Nepal. Part 1. TINEA. Vol. 13 (Supplement 2). The Japan Heterocerists’ Society, Tokyo. Pl. 1/17.
  3. Hampson, G. F. [1893]. The Fauna of British India including Ceylon and Burma. Moths, Vol. 1. Taylor & Francis, London. Pp. xxiii + 527. Saturniidae to Hypsidae 527 p - 333 fig, pg 332 #704 fg. 230.
  4. 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.
  5. Smetacek, P. 2002. Notes on new records of Hooktip moths (Lepidoptera: Drepanidae) from the Kumaon and Garhwal Himalaya. Journal Bombay Natural History Society. 99: 446 – 454.

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Teldenia vestigiata (Butler, 1880) – . 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/teldenia-vestigiata, accessed 2024/05/18.