Cerynea punctilinealis (Walker, [1866]) -

Taxonomic Information

Cerynea Walker, 1859 species from the Indian subcontinent

Cerynea igniaria (Hampson, 1898). Khasi Hills, Meghalaya.

Cerynea punctilinealis (Walker, [1866]). TL: Sri Lanka. Indo-Australian tropics. 

Cerynea contentaria (Walker, 1861). TL: Sarawak, Borneo. S. India; Sri Lanka. 

Cerynea ustula (Hampson, 1898). India, Andaman Is.; Sri Lanka.

Cerynea contentaria (Walker, 1861) is a similar species. 

Ephyra contentaria Walker, 1861. List of the specimens of lepidopterous insects in the collection of the British Museum. Geometrites. Vol. 22. Pg. 639. TL: Sarawak, Borneo. https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/39713449#page/155/mode/1up
Holloway, J. D. 2009. Moths of Borneo 13. Family Noctuidae, subfamilies Paneinae (part), Bagisarinae, Acontiinae, Aediinae, Eustrotiinae, Bryophilinae, Araeopteroinae, Aventiinae, Eublemminae and further miscellaneous genera Malayan Nature J. 62 (1-2) : 1-240. Pl. 4/12 & 13 for Cerynea contentaria.

Hampson (1894) treats Cerynea punctilinealis (Walker, [1866]) as synonym of Cerynea contentaria (Walker, 1861) and lists its distribution as "Nilgiris; Ceylon; Borneo". Holloway (2009) treats both Cerynea contentaria and Cerynea punctilinealis as valid species; both species are recorded in Borneo. 

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh
Assam
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh35
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi
Goa1
Gujarat11
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir
Jharkhand
Karnataka11
Kerala
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra1
Manipur
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Paschimbanga
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand51
West Bengal1
Total1312221
  1. OD: Chusaris punctilinealis Walker, 1865 [1866]. List of the specimens of lepidopterous insects in the collection of the British Museum. Part 33-34. Pg. 1175. TL: Sri Lanka. Text at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/120100#page/481/mode/1up
  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. 346, #2141 as a synonym of Zagira contentaria
  3. Holloway, J, D. 2009. Moths of Borneo 13. Family Noctuidae, subfamilies Paneinae (part), Bagisarinae, Acontiinae, Aediinae, Eustrotiinae, Bryophilinae, Araeopteroinae, Aventiinae, Eublemminae and further miscellaneous genera Malayan Nature J. 62 (1-2) : 1-240. Pl. 4/11 for Cerynea punctilinealis.
  4. https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/428667-Cerynea-punctilinealis

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Cerynea punctilinealis (Walker, [1866]) – . 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/cerynea-punctilinealis, accessed 2024/03/03.