Ecliptopera dissecta (Moore, [1887]) -

Taxonomic Information

List of known Ecliptopera Warren, 1894 from India. 
Ecliptopera delecta (Butler, 1880). India: NE Himalaya. 
Ecliptopera dentifera (Moore, 1888). India: West Bengal (Darjeeling), Meghalaya (Cherrapunji), Arunachal Pradesh. 
Ecliptopera dissecta (Moore, [1887]). India: Khasis, Nilgiris, Sikkim. 
Ecliptopera fulvidorsata (Swinhoe, 1894). India: Meghalaya (Cherrapunji, Khasi Hills). 
Ecliptopera fulvotincta (Hampson, 1895). India: Himachal Pradesh (Shimla), Uttarakhand. 
Ecliptopera furva (Swinhoe, 1891). India: Meghalaya (Khasi Hills). 
Ecliptopera leucoglyphica (Warren, 1898). India: Meghalaya (Khasi Hills). 
Ecliptopera lucrosa (Prout, 1940). India: Meghalaya (Khasi Hills). 
Ecliptopera macarthuri (Prout, 1938). India: Kokser or Koksar, Kashmir. 
Ecliptopera mixtilineata (Hampson, 1895). India: Sikkim. 
Ecliptopera muscicolor (Moore, 1888). India: West Bengal (Darjeeling). 
Ecliptopera oblongata (Guenée, 1858). India: Central India. 
Ecliptopera obscurata obscurata (Moore, 1868). India: Bengal. 
Ecliptopera postpallida (Prout, 1938). India: Kashmir, Uttarakhand, Arunachal Pradesh; W. China (TL), Tibet.
Ecliptopera rectilinea Warren, 1894. India: Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Goa (?). 
Ecliptopera relata (Butler, 1880). India: NE Himalaya, Arunachal Pradesh; Nepal. 
Ecliptopera silaceata (Schiffermüller, 1775). 
Ecliptopera subapicalis (Hampson, 1891). India: Nilgiri district, the plateau, 6700ft. 
Ecliptopera subfalcata (Warren, 1893). India: Himachal Pradesh (Kulu). 
Ecliptopera substituta (Walker, 1866). India: Himalayas. 
Ecliptopera triangulifera (Moore, 1888). India: West Bengal (Darjeeling), Arunachal Pradesh; Nepal. 
Ecliptopera zophera Prout, 1931. India: Meghalaya (Cherrapunji), Arunachal Pradesh.

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

Ecliptopera dissecta -


Ecliptopera rectilinea (Moore, [1887]) is a similar species from N. India.
Note: Vide Hampson (1895) the N. India species (listed as a form of dissecta), E. rectilinea has the sub-basal line dark (which is not so evident in images of E. rectilinea on the website) and the inner edge of the postmedial line straight. Both species listed as valid taxon on the Global Geometridae checklist (Scoble & Hausmann 2007). There are individuals on the Moths of India website with the postdiscal line straight, from Goa and Karnataka; hence the validity of this taxon, based on fascia alone is suspect. Taxonomic status of dissecta and rectilinea needs investigation. 

StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh
Assam
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi
Goa
Gujarat
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir
Jharkhand
Karnataka
Kerala11
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra1
Manipur
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Paschimbanga
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand
West Bengal
Total111
  1. OD: Eustroma dissecta Moore, [1887]. Lepid. Ceylon 3 (13): 488. TL: Sri Lanka. Fig. 9. Fem. Text at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/36660#page/510/mode/1up. Plate at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/36660#page/729/mode/1up.
  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. 359, # 3661. 
  3. Seitz, A. (Ed.) Macro. Lep. World. Vol. 12, Pl. 30, row e. 
  4. Scoble, M.J., & A. Hausmann [updated 2007]. Online list of valid and available names of the Geometridae of the World (http://www.herbulot.de/globalspecieslist.htm accessed on 30 Aug 2020]
  5. Iyer, G., D. Stüning & S. Sondhi. 2021. An inventory of geometrid moths (Lepidoptera: Geometroidea: Geometridae) of Kalakad-Mundanthurai Tiger Reserve, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa 13(13): 19887–19920. 7105.13.13.19887-19920. Image 39.
  6. http://v3.boldsystems.org/index.php/Taxbrowser_Taxonpage?taxid=467862


 

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Ecliptopera dissecta (Moore, [1887]) – . 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/ecliptopera-dissecta, accessed 2024/05/28.