Cyana moelleri (Elwes, 1890) -

Taxonomic Information

Cyana watsoni Hampson, 1897, Cyana moelleri (Elwes, 1890) and Cyana ariadne Volynkin & Černý, 2019 are very similar species that are almost inseparable based on external morphology. This individual is provisionally identified as Cyana moelleri (Elwes, 1890), based on its distribution in the E. Himalaya. Currently,  Cyana moelleri (Elwes, 1890) is known from E. Himalaya (Sikkim, N. West Bengal) while Cyana watsoni Hampson, 1897 is known from NE India at Assam (Nameri) and Meghalaya (Khasi Hills, Cherrapunji). Cyana ariadne Volynkin & Černý, 2019 is extralimital and known from North Thailand, North Vietnam and South East China  (Singh et al 2021). 

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

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Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh1
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Bihar
Chandigarh
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Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
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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
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  1. Bizone mölleri Elwes, 1890, Proceedings of the general meetings for scientific business of the Zoological Society of London 1890: 395. TL: “Sikkim". 
  2. Singh, N. ,Joshi, R.,Kirti, J. S.,Bisht, S. S., & H. S. Param. 2021. A catalogue of Indian Arctiinae (Erebidae, Lepidoptera). Zootaxa 5058 (1): 001–118. pg. 31, Fig. 80-83.

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Cyana moelleri (Elwes, 1890) – . In Sondhi, S., Y. Sondhi, R.P. Singh, P. Roy and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 3.74. Published by the Indian Foundation for Butterflies. URL: https://moths.ncbs.res.in/Cyana-moelleri, accessed 2024/07/21.