Brevipecten captata (Butler, 1889) -

Taxonomic Information

Brevipecten Hampson, 1894 species known from the Indian subregion. 
Brevipecten captata (Butler, 1889). India: Himachal Pradesh (TL: Kangra) 
Brevipecten purpureotincta Hampson, 1895. India: Himachal Pradesh (TL: Simla).
Brevipecten neglecta Hacker & Fibiger, 2007. Nepal (TL). 


 

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

Brevipecten captata -


Brevipecten purpureotincta Hampson, 1895 (TL: Simla, Himachal Pradesh). 
OD: Brevipecten purpureotincta Hampson, 1895. Trans. Ent. Soc. Lond. Pg. 303. Text at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/47589786#page/339/mode/1up. Lepindex lists this as Oglasa purpureotincta Hampson, 1895. Description is very similar to captata but the basal half of FW is rufous brown.

Brevipecten neglecta Hacker & Fibiger, 2007. Nepal (TL). 
MOT Vol. 3, Part 2, Plate 35/1. Medial spot shape is different.

StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh11
Arunachal Pradesh
Assam
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi
Goa
Gujarat1
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir
Jharkhand
Karnataka
Kerala
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra
Manipur
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Paschimbanga
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand
West Bengal
Total12
  1. OD: Euclidia captata Butler, 1889. Ill. typical Spec. Lep. Het. Colln Br. Mus. 7: 15, 79, pl. 133, f. 1; TL: Kangra. Text at https://archive.org/details/illustrationsoft07brituoft/page/79/mode/1up?view=theater. Plate at https://archive.org/details/illustrationsoft07brituoft/page/n158/mode/1up?view=theater
  2. Hampson, G. F. 1894. The Fauna of British India including Ceylon and Burma. Moths, Vol. 2. Taylor & Francis, London. Arctiidae, Agrostidae, Noctuidae 609 p - 325 figs. Pg 361, #2185 & fig 195.
  3. Brevipecten promona Swinhoe, 1918; 88; TL: Queensland, Cape York.
  4. https://lepiforum.org/wiki/page/Brevipecten_captata_En#Diagnosis
  5. http://lepidoptera.butterflyhouse.com.au/cato/captata.html
  6. https://www.mothsofborneo.com/part-15-16/miscellaneous_vi/miscellaneousvi_10.php for placement in Bagisarinae. 
 

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Brevipecten captata (Butler, 1889) – . 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/brevipecten-captata, accessed 2024/03/03.