Cydalima pfeifferae (Lederer, [1863]) -

Taxonomic Information

Cydalima Lederer, 1863 species known from Indian subcontinent.
Cydalima capriniodes (Hampson, 1912). India; Myanmar. 
Cydalima diaphanalis (Walker, 1866). Myanmar. 
Cydalima laticostalis (Guenée, 1854). Indian subcontinent. 
Cydalima perspectalis (Walker, 1859). India.
Cydalima pfeifferae (Lederer, 1863). India; Myanmar. 

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

Cydalima pfeifferae -


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Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh1
Assam
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi
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Jammu and Kashmir
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Kerala
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Maharashtra
Manipur
Meghalaya
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Nagaland
Odisha
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Sikkim1
Tamil Nadu
Tripura
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Uttarakhand
West Bengal1
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  1. OD: Sisyrophora pfeifferae Lederer, 1863. Wien. ent. Monats. 7 (11): 399, (12): pl. 13, f. 13. Text (in German) at https://archive.org/details/wienerentomologi07wien/page/399/mode/1up?view=theater. Plate at https://archive.org/details/wienerentomologi07wien/page/n538/mode/1up?view=theater
  2. Cydalima elwesialis Snellen, 1890. Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 1890 (4): 607, pl. 19, f. 1, 1a. TL: Sikkim. Text at https://archive.org/details/transactionsofen1890roya/page/607/mode/1up?view=theater. Plate at https://archive.org/details/transactionsofen1890roya/page/n840/mode/1up?view=theater
  3. Sisyrophora pfeifferae; Moore, 1878. Proc. zool. Soc. Lond. 1878 (4): 850. Text at https://archive.org/details/proceedingsofgen782zool/page/850/mode/1up?view=theater
  4. Hampson, G. F. 1896. The Fauna of British India including Ceylon and Burma. Moths, Vol.4. Taylor & Francis, London. Pyralidae 594 p - 287 figs.pg. 346,  # 5007 as Glyphodes pfeifferae.
  5. Mally, R. and Nuss, M., 2010. Phylogeny and nomenclature of the box tree moth, Cydalima perspectalis (Walker, 1859) comb. n., which was recently introduced into Europe (Lepidoptera: Pyraloidea: Crambidae: Spilomelinae). European journal of Entomology, 107(3). Fig 3H. 
  6. http://v3.boldsystems.org/index.php/Taxbrowser_Taxonpage?taxid=267207
  7. http://lepidoptera.butterflyhouse.com.au/spil/pfeifferae.html
  8. http://pyralids.plattenbaukasten.de/index.php?pfeifferae
 
 
 

Other Notes

Similar genera
Palpita sp. and Stemorrhages sp. The forewing brown costal bar in Cydalima laticostalis extends into the cell and the bar and cell forms a little white nick. Thorax collar and head brown.

Similar species
Cydalima conchylalis is a junior synonym of Cydalima laticostalis basis Mally, R. & . N. Mathias. 2010. Phylogeny and nomenclature of the box tree moth, Cydalima perspectalis (Walker, 1859) comb. n., which was recently introduced into Europe (Lepidoptera: Pyraloidea: Crambidae: Spilomelinae). European Journal of Entomology.  107: 393–400.  http://globiz.pyraloidea.org confirms this position.  
 
Cydalima capriniodes  OD: Hampson, G. F. 1912. The Moths of India. Supplementary paper to the Volumes in ”The Fauna of British India” Series IV, Part V. Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society. Volume 21, No. 3, Pg 1268-1269. The description matches Cydalima laticostalis, hence there is a need to investigate the taxonomic status of this species by examination of the type specimens. 

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Cydalima pfeifferae (Lederer, [1863]) – . 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/cydalima-pfeifferae, accessed 2024/06/19.