Calletaera postvittata (Walker, 1861) -

Taxonomic Information

Calletaera Warren, 1895 species known from India. 
Calletaera subexpressa (Walker, 1861). Uttarakhand, NE India, Karnataka, Maharshtra, Kerala; Nepal. 
Calletaera obliquata (Moore, 1888). India: West Bengal (Darjeeling), Meghalaya (Cherrapunji), Arunachal Pradesh; Nepal. 
Calletaera postvittata (Walker, 1861). Indian subregion.
 

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

Similar looking species: 
Calletaera dentata Jiang, Xue & Han, 2014, China (extralimital). Best separated by genitalia (Jiang et al 2014). 
Jiang, N., D. Xue & H. Han. 2014. A review of Luxiaria Walker and its allied genus Calletaera Warren (Lepidoptera, Geometridae, Ennominae) from China. Zootaxa 3856 (1): 073–099. 

StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh15
Assam
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi
Goa
Gujarat
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
Total15
  1. OD : Acidalia postvittata Walker, 1861. List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum, 23: 759. TL: Sarawak, Borneo. Text at https://archive.org/details/listofspecimenso2224brit/page/759/mode/1up?view=theater
  2. Macaria honoraria Walker, 1861. List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum, 23: 928. TL: Sri Lanka. Text at https://archive.org/details/listofspecimenso2224brit/page/928/mode/1up?view=theater
  3. 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. 197, # 3221 as Luxiaria postvittata.
  4. Jiang, N., Xue, D. and Han, H., 2014. A review of Luxiaria Walker and its allied genus Calletaera Warren (Lepidoptera, Geometridae, Ennominae) from China. Zootaxa, 3856(1), pp.073-099. 10.11646/zootaxa.3856.1.3
  5. 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. 7105.13.13.19887-19920. Image 210. 
  6. https://www.mothsofborneo.com/part-11/Eutoeini/eutoeini_1_4.php
  7. https://v3.boldsystems.org/index.php/Taxbrowser_Taxonpage?taxid=196325
  8. https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/209559-Calletaera-postvittata

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Calletaera postvittata (Walker, 1861) – . 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/Calletaera-postvittata, accessed 2024/02/24.