Zeheba aureata Moore, [1887] -

Taxonomic Information

Zeheba Moore, [1887] species known from India (Kirti et al 2019).  
Zeheba aureata Moore, [1887]. NE Himalaya. 
Zeheba aureatoides Holloway, 1993. Himalaya (Askot WLS, Uttarakhand, Bengal) (Sanyal et al 2017), Tamil Nadu (Iyer et al 2021). 
Zeheba lucidata (Walker, 1862). Andaman Is. 

Zeheba marginata Walker, 1866. Status in India needs confirmation. Though reported from India by numerous authors, Holloway states that marginata flies in Java and Bali.

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh1
Assam
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi
Goa
Gujarat
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir
Jharkhand
Karnataka1
Kerala
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh112
Maharashtra22
Manipur
Meghalaya1
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Paschimbanga
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu
Tripura1
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand1
West Bengal1
Total33111221
  1. OD: Zeheba aureata Moore, 1888. Descr. Indian lep. Atkinson (3): TL: Darjeeling. Text at 263http://archive.org/stream/descriptionsofne00hewi#page/263/mode/1up 
  2. Hampson, G.F.  1895. The Fauna of British India including Ceylon and Burma. Moths, Vol.3. Taylor & Francis, London. Noctuidae (cont.) to Geometridae 546 p - 226 figs. Pg 201, # 3230 as Zeheba lucidata listing aureata and marginata as junior synonyms. 
  3. Zeheba nr. aureata and notes on Zeheba sp. from India in Iyer, G., D. Stüning & S. Sondhi (2021). An inventory of geometrid moths (Lepidoptera: Geometroidea: Geometridae) of Kalakad-Mundanthurai Tiger Reserve, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa 13(13): 19887–19920.
  4. Zeheba aureata at http://www.boldsystems.org/index.php/Taxbrowser_Taxonpage?taxid=178478
  5. https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/337507-Zeheba-aureata
  6. http://www.mothsofborneo.com/part-11/Eutoeini/eutoeini_4_1.php

This is a species complex consisting of three similar species Zeheba aureata, lucidata and marginata; collectively the Zeheba lucidata complex. These species are best told apart by genitalia and phylogeny. Currently, the Himalayan populations are treated as Z. aureata, while the populations from SE Asia are treated as Z. lucidata. Reference notes at http://www.mothsofborneo.com/part-11/Eutoeini/eutoeini_4_1.php
 

 

 

 

 

 

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Zeheba aureata Moore, [1887] – . In Sondhi, S., Y. Sondhi, R.P. Singh, P. Roy and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 3.71. Published by the Indian Foundation for Butterflies. URL: https://www.mothsofindia.org/zeheba-aureata, accessed 2024/03/05.