Elophila scitalis (Swinhoe, 1885) -

Taxonomic Information

Elophila Hübner, 1822 species known from the Indian subcontinent. 
Elophila difflualis (Snellen, [1880]). India: Kolkata, West Bengal, Mumbai, Maharashtra.
Elophila melagynalis (Agassiz, 1978). Sri Lanka.
Elophila palliolatalis (Swinhoe, 1890). Myanmar.
Elophila scitalis (Swinhoe, 1885). India: Mumbai, Maharashtra.

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh111
Arunachal Pradesh
Assam
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh1
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi
Goa1
Gujarat
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir
Jharkhand
Karnataka
Kerala2
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh1
Maharashtra111
Manipur
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Paschimbanga
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand
West Bengal
Total22331
  1. Hydrocampa scitalis Swinhoe, 1895. Proc. Zool. Soc. Lond. Pg. 869. TL: Bombay. Text at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/28697926#page/1015/mode/1up.
  2. 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. 317, #4927 as Nacoleia scitalis.
  3. https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/1120956-Elophila-scitalis

Lepindex lists as Lamprosema scitalis Swinhoe, 1895, while http://globiz.pyraloidea.org [accessed 21 February 2021] lists as Elophila scitalis (Swinhoe, 1885). Taxonomic position needs clarification. 

 

 

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Elophila scitalis (Swinhoe, 1885) – . 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/elophila-scitalis, accessed 2024/06/18.