Achaea janata (Linnaeus, 1758) - Castor Semi-looper

Taxonomic Information

List of Achaea Hübner, [1823] species known from India.
Achaea janata (Linnaeus, 1758). Bhutan; India.
Achaea mezentia (Stoll, [1780]). Sri Lanka; South India.
Achaea serva (Fabricius, 1775). Sri Lanka; India.

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

bh523 - bh527 was reared on Ricinus communis

StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh41
Arunachal Pradesh2
Assam
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh2121
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi
Goa
Gujarat1111
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir
Jharkhand
Karnataka1218413
Kerala111
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh11
Maharashtra134123
Manipur
Meghalaya6
Mizoram
Nagaland1
Odisha
Paschimbanga131122
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan11
Sikkim1
Tamil Nadu111113
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand153
West Bengal3
Total122331215141611107

Achaea janata (Linnaeus, 1758): Anogeissus latifolia (Combretaceae), Shorea robusta (Dipterocarpaceae),Vernicia montana, Euphorbia hirta, Jatropha curcas, Ricinus communis, Sapium sebiferum (Euphorbiaceae), Phyllanthus emblica (Phyllanthaceae), Bauhinia vahlii, Acacia farnesiana, Albizia amara (Fabaceae), Ziziphus jujuba (Rhamnaceae),Citrus medica (Rutaceae), Schleichera oleosa (Sapindaceae), Madhuca longifolia (Sapotaceae), Microcos tomentosa (Malvaceae) (Robinson et al. 2010).

  1. Phalaena (Geometra) janata Linnaeus, 1758. Syst. Nat. (Edn 10) 1: 527; TL: Indiis. 
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  3. Holloway, J. D. 2005. The Moths of Borneo. Part 15/16. Noctuidae, Catocalini. http://www.mothsofborneo.com/part-15-16/ophiusini/ophiusini_5_2.php [accessed 6 Sep 2015]
  4. Wikipedia contributors. Achaea janata [Internet]. Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia; 2015 Jan 3, 00:26 UTC [cited 2015 Sep 6]. Available from: https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Achaea_janata&oldid=640729065.

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Achaea janata (Linnaeus, 1758) – Castor Semi-looper. 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://moths.ncbs.res.in/achaea-janata, accessed 2024/05/26.