Callopistria pulchrilinea (Walker, 1862) -

Taxonomic Information

Callopistria Hübner, [1821] species known from the Indian subcontinent. 
Callopistria aethiops Butler, 1878. India: Sikkim, Nilgiris. 
Callopistria albistrigoides Poole, 1989. Sri Lanka. 
Callopistria callopistrioides (Moore, 1881). India: Uttarakhand, Meghalaya (Khasi Hills); Nepal. 
Callopistria chlorocroa (Hampson, 1908). NE Himalaya. 
Callopistria coelisigna Hampson, 1902. Sri Lanka. 
Callopistria duplicans Walker, [1858]. India: Sikkim, Assam, Maharashtra. (Mumbai); Myanmar. 
Callopistria exotica (Guenée, 1852). NE Himalaya. 
Callopistria guttulalis Hampson, 1896 Sri Lanka; India.
Callopistria indica (Butler, 1891). India: Himachal Pradesh (TL: Dharamsala), Assam, Maharashtra. (Mumbai). 
Callopistria latreillei (Duponchel, 1827). India: Himachal Pradesh; “ Nilgiris”, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka. 
Callopistria leucobasis (Hampson, 1908). India: Assam; Sri Lanka. 
Callopistria maillardi maillardi (Guenée, 1862). India-Australian tropics. 
Callopistria nivetacta (Warren, 1912). India: Meghalaya (TL: Khasi Hills).
Callopistria nephrostictoides Berio, 1973. Myanmar. 
Callopistria minor Hampson, 1891. India: Nilgiris; Nepal. 
Callopistria minuta Butler, 1889. India: Himachal Pradesh (TL: Dharamsala), Uttarakhand, Meghalaya (Khasi Hills). 
Callopistria placodoides (Guenée, 1852). India-Australian tropics.
Callopistria phaeogona (Hampson, 1908). India: Arunachal Pradesh?. 
Callopistria pulchrilinea (Walker, 1862). India; Sri Lanka; Nepal. 
Callopistria rectisecta (Warren, 1912). India: Assam
Callopistria repleta Walker, [1858]. India. 
Callopistria rivularis Walker, [1858]. India-Australian tropics.
Callopsitria strigilineata Hampson, 1894. India: Sikkim.
Callopistria thalpophiloides thalpophiloides (Walker, 1862) 
Callopistria variegata (Swinhoe, 1895). India: Meghalaya.
Callopistria yerburii Butler, 1884. India: Tamil Nadu (Madras); Sri Lanka. 

Mosara apicalis Walker, 1855, placed by Holloway in Callopistria, was suggested as possibly retained as Mosara, placed in the subfamily Aediinae by Yen & Wu (2009). 

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

Callopistria pulchrilinea -


Numerous similar extralimital species mentioned in Yen & Wu. 2009. 
Callopistria juventina (Stoll, [1782]) is an extralimital species. 
Callopistria aethiops Butler, 1878 is another similar species but the shape of the double-lined post-medial is quite different. 
https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/714866-Callopistria-aethiops

StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh
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
Uttarakhand2
West Bengal1
Total21
  1. Obana pulchrilinea Walker, 1862. Journal of the proceedings of the Linnean Society, pg. 190. Type locality: Borneo, Sarawak. Type in OXUM. Text at https://archive.org/details/journalofproceed06linn/page/190/mode/1up?view=theater
  2. Eriopus reticulata Pagenstecher, 1884: 226, pl. 6, fig. 7. Type locality: Indonesia, Amboina. Type in MWNH.
  3. Eriopus reticulata var. duda Strand, 1921: 155. Type locality: Franceville. Type in NHM. 
  4. Eriopus pulchrilinea; Hampson, 1908. Cat. Lepid. Phalaenae Br. Mus. 7: 542, f. 120. Text at https://archive.org/details/catalogueoflepid71908brit/page/542/mode/1up?view=theater. Yen & Wu. 2009 state that this description by Hampson (1908) of pulchrilinea is actually that of alfredi, The true pulchrilinea as described by Hampson (1908) is Eriopus reticulata at https://archive.org/details/catalogueoflepid71908brit/page/558/mode/1up?view=theater
  5. Yen, S-H. & S. Wu. 2009. Hexapoda: Lepidoptera, Noctuoidea, Noctuidae (Eriopinae) Biota Taiwanica : 3-88. Pg. 47, Fig. 9H.
  6. https://lepiforum.org/wiki/page/Callopistria_reticulata_En#Diagnosis
  7. https://www.mothsofborneo.com/part-12/amphipyrinae/amphipyrinae_22_24.php
  8. https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/701625-Callopistria-pulchrilinea

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Callopistria pulchrilinea (Walker, 1862) – . 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/Callopistria-pulchrilinea, accessed 2024/02/24.