Areas galactina (Hoeven, 1840) -

Taxonomic Information

List of Areas Walker, 1855 known from India.
Areas galactina (Hoeven, 1840), India (Indian Himalayas, Meghalaya, Andaman Islands Nagaland, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Manipur, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh).
Areas (Melanareas) imperialis (Kollar, [1844]), India (NW Himalayas, Sikkim, Nagaland, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh).

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

Areas galactina orientalis Walker, 1855 Himalayas, Himachal Pradesh and eastwards. Meghalaya and Nagaland.

Note ssp. khasiana does not occur in the Khasi hills, but instead occurs in West Yunnan, West Sichuan and possibly SE Tibet and Northern Myanmar. (Dubatolov et al, 2009)

Outside India this species is distributed in mountainous areas of the oriental region including central China, the Philippines and Indonesia (Dubatolov et al, 2009).

StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh1317
Assam
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi
Goa
Gujarat
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh111
Jammu and Kashmir
Jharkhand
Karnataka
Kerala
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra
Manipur1
Meghalaya23
Mizoram
Nagaland11
Odisha
Paschimbanga
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand211
West Bengal1
Total15207211
  1. OD: Areas orientalis Walker, 1855. List Spec. Lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. 3: 658; TL: N.India. Text at http://archive.org/stream/listofspecimens13brit#page/658/mode/1up [accessed 26 January 2018]
  2. Dubatolov, V.V. , P.G. Haynes & Y. Kishida. 2009. Subspecies of Areas galactina (Hoeven, 1840) (Lepidoptera, Arctiidae): 25 years after H. Inoue's review. Tinea 20 (5): 316-329. Accessed online August 2015.

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Areas galactina (Hoeven, 1840) – . 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/areas-galactina, accessed 2024/05/29.