Comibaena spp. - -

Taxonomic Information

Comibaena Hübner, [1823] species known from the India subcontinent.
Comibaena attenuata (Warren, 1896). Himalayas. 
Comibaena albimarginata (Warren, 1893). India: Sikkim, Himachal Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh. 
Comibaena apicipicta Prout, 1912. India: Arunachal Pradesh; Nepal; Tibet. 
Comibaena biplaga Walker, 1861.India: South India, Uttarakhand, NE Himalaya.
Comibaena cassidara (Guenée, 1858). India.
Comibaena cenocraspis Prout, 1926. India; Myanmar. 
Comibaena chalybeata Moore, 1868. India: West Bengal (Darjeeling).
Comibaena delineata (Warren, 1893). India: Sikkim
Comibaena fuscidorsata Prout,1912. India: Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram.
Comibaena integranota Hampson, 1893. India: Meghalaya (Khasis); Sri Lanka (Kelani Valley).  
Comibaena nepalensis Yazaki, 2000. India: Sikkim (Dalapchand); Nepal (Godavari).
Comibaena pictipennis Bulter, 1880. India: West Bengal (Darjeeling), Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh.
Comibaena quadrinotata Butler, 1889. India: Himachal Pradesh (Kangra District, Dharmsala), Arunachal Pradesh.
Comibaena subhyalina (Warren, 1899). North India.
Comibaena striataria Leech, 1897. S. & W. India. Needs confirmation.

Note: This species group is probably best separated by male genitalia. 

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh111
Arunachal Pradesh112
Assam
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh11
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi
Goa1
Gujarat815174112
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir
Jharkhand
Karnataka2
Kerala11
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh1
Maharashtra1
Manipur
Meghalaya1
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Paschimbanga1
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand11
West Bengal
Total91619722111235
Comibaena spp.: Anacardium occidentale (Anacardiaceae), Flemingia javanica (Fabaceae), Glycosmis pentaphylla (Rutaceae), Ixora (Rubiaceae), Lagerstroemia indica (Lythraceae), Ziziphus jujuba, Ziziphus mauritiana (Rhamnaceae), Memecylon (Melastomataceae) (Robinson et al. 2010).

Note: Media code bz908 and bz909 are near Comibaena striataria but have white abominal spots and bands on the forewing, which striataria lacks. 

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Comibaena spp. - – . In Sondhi, S., Y. Sondhi, R.P. Singh, P. Roy and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 3.73. Published by the Indian Foundation for Butterflies. URL: https://moths.ncbs.res.in/comibaena-spp, accessed 2024/04/21.