Abraxas spp. Leach, 1815 - Magpie Moth

Taxonomic Information

Abraxas Leach, 1815 is a large, complex genus comprising more than 50 species in India. With many similar looking species, these are best separated by examining genitalia and/or molecular phlyogeny. 

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

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Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh1272621
Assam2
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi
Goa
Gujarat
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh2
Jammu and Kashmir12
Jharkhand
Karnataka13
Kerala1
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra
Manipur1
Meghalaya213
Mizoram
Nagaland1
Odisha
Paschimbanga12
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim141
Tamil Nadu2
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand112
West Bengal3
Total659536141811
Abraxas spp. – Magpie Moth: Abies pindrow (Pinaceae), Celastrus paniculatus (Celastraceae). 

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Abraxas spp. Leach, 1815 – Magpie Moth. 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://moths.ncbs.res.in/abraxas-spp, accessed 2024/02/22.