Dichromia indicatalis (Walker, [1859]) -

Taxonomic Information

Provisionally identified as Dichromia indicatalis (Walker, [1859]). 

Dichromia Guenée, 1854 species known from India. 
Dichromia cognata (Moore, 1885). Sri Lanka; India. 
Dichromia indicatalis (Walker, [1859]). India. 
Dichromia laesalis (Walker, [1859]). India. 
Dichromia occatus (Moore, 1882). Sri Lanka; India: Cherrapunji, Khasia Hills, Meghalaya. 
Dichromia opulenta (Christoph, 1877). Pakistan. 
Dichromia orosia Meyrick, 1913. Sri Lanka. 
Dichromia pullata Moore, 1885. Sri Lanka; India. 
Dichromia quadralis Walker, [1859]. India: North Hinudstan, Khasi Hills, Meghalaya, Andamans, Nicobar. 
Dichromia sagitta (Fabricius, 1775). India. 
Dichromia thermesialis (Walker, 1866). Sri Lanka; India: Cherrapunji, Meghalaya, Darjeeling, West Bengal. 
Dichromia triangularis (Moore, 1882). Myanmar; India: Khasia Hills, Meghalaya. 
Dichromia trigonalis Guenée, 1854. India. 
Dichromia triplicalis Walker, [1859]. India: South India.

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

Dichromia indicatalis -


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Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh1
Assam
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi
Goa
Gujarat
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir
Jharkhand
Karnataka
Kerala1
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra
Manipur
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Paschimbanga
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand
West Bengal1
Total111
  1. Hypena indicatalis Walker, [1859]. List Specimens lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus., 16: 61. TL: Sarawak, Borneo. Text at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/120189#page/73/mode/1up (female). 
  2. Hampson, G. F. 1895. The Fauna of British India including Ceylon and Burma. Moths, Vol.3. Taylor & Francis, London. Noctuidae (cont.) to Geometridae 546 p - 226 figs. Pg. 89, # 2970. 
  3. Bomolocha indicatalis; Seitz, A. (Ed.). Macro Lep. World., Vol 3. Pg. 434, Pl. 73e. 
  4. Hypena cidarioides Moore; Kononenko, V. S. & A. Pinratana. 2005. Moths of Thailand, Volume 3: Noctuidae. An Illustrated Catalogue of the Noctuidae (Lepidoptera) in Thailand: Part 1: Herminiinae, Rivulinae, Hypeninae, Catocalinae, Aganainae, Euteliinae, Stictopterinae, Plusiinae, Pantheinae, Acronictinae and Agaristinae. Brothers of St. Gabriel in Thailand, Bangkok. 261 pp. + 45 pls. Pl. 2/27-28. 
  5. Kononenko, V. S. & A. Pinratana. 2013. Moths of Thailand, Volume 3: Noctuoidea Part 2: Addendum to Vol. 3, Part 1, Families Erebidae, Nolidae, Euteliidae, Noctuidae and Checklist. Brothers of St. Gabriel in Thailand, Bangkok. 625 pp. + 55 pls. pg. 43, Pl. 5/4. 
  6. Inoue, H., Sugi, S., Kuroko, H., Moriuti, S., Kawabe, A. 1982. Moths of Japan, Vol. 2. Plates and synonymic catalogue. Japan, Kodansha Co. Ltd. 111 pp. Pl. 222/13-20. Image 13/15 males, rest females.
  7. Roger Kendrick PhD, plate 33/19 as Hypena indicatalis for male & female. 
  8. https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/496479-Hypena-indicatalis
  9. https://www.mothsofborneo.com/part-17/hypeninae/hypeninae_5_3.php

Note: Provisionally identified as Dichromia indicatalis (Walker, [1859]). 
Diagnosis (From MOB). The forewing has the postmedial variably oblique and triarcuate, the zone basal to it a richer darker brown, perhaps grading slightly paler in the basal half. The black exterior to the apical lens tends to be more intense and extensive distally when it is strongly developed. The cilia in the basal half of the male antennae are significantly shorter than the width of the flagellomeres.

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Dichromia indicatalis (Walker, [1859]) – . 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/Dichromia-indicatalis, accessed 2024/02/26.