Enispa elataria (Walker, 1861) -

Taxonomic Information

Enispa Walker, [1866] species known from the Indian subcontinent.
Enispa albilineata (Hampson, 1898). India: Himachal Pradesh (Dharamshala), Meghalaya (Khasi Hills).
Enispa albinellus (Hampson, 1896). Sri Lanka.
Enispa albitegulata (Warren, 1913). India: Meghalaya (Khasi Hills)
Enispa algae Hampson, 1910. S. India.
Enispa atricincta (Hampson, 1907). Sri Lanka.
Enispa croceicincta (Hampson, 1903). Sri Lanka.
Enispa elataria (Walker, 1861). India: Goa, Maharashtra, Karnataka; Sri Lanka.
Enispa erythroglauca Hampson, 1910. India: Tamil Nadu (Chennai).
Enispa etrocta Hampson, 1910. India: Tamil Nadu (Chennai).
Enispa ferreofusa Hampson, 1910. India: Tamil Nadu (Chennai).
Enispa griseipennis (Hampson, 1891). India: Nilgiris.
Enispa inversa (Warren, 1913). India: Meghalaya (Khasi Hills).
Enispa leprosa Hampson, 1910. Sikkim.
Enispa leucogramma Hampson, 1910. Bhutan.
Enispa lichenostola Hampson, 1910.  India: Tamil Nadu (Chennai).
Enispa minuta (Hampson, 1893). India: Karnataka; Sri Lanka
Enispa purpurascens (Hampson, 1907). Sri Lanka
Enispa regulata (Walker, 1861). India.
Enispa rosea (Hampson, 1893). Sri Lanka
Enispa rosellaria Pellinen, 2017. India: Uttarakhand (Dehradun); Thailand. 
Enispa roseata (Hampson, 1902). India: Himachal Pradesh (Shimla).
Enispa rosellus (Hampson, 1893). Sri Lanka
Enispa rufapicia Hampson, 1918. Sri Lanka
Enispa vinacea (Hampson, 1891). India: Nilgiris.

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

Enispa rosellaria and Enispa rosellus are similar species. Enispa rosellaria is redder and has differently shaped wings, more rounded than elataria.

StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh1
Arunachal Pradesh
Assam
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi
Goa1
Gujarat
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir
Jharkhand
Karnataka2
Kerala
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra11
Manipur
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Paschimbanga
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu1
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand
West Bengal
Total1213
  1. OD: Hyria elataria Walker, 1861. List of the Specimens of lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum 22: 665. TL: Sri Lanka.
  2. Hampson, G. F. 1894. The Fauna of British India including Ceylon and Burma. Moths, Vol. 2. Taylor & Francis, London. Arctiidae, Agrostidae, Noctuidae 609 p - 325 figs. Pg. 552. Listed as Micraeschus elatarius. 
  3. Kendrick, R. 2002. Moths (Insecta : Lepidoptera) of Hong Kong. Plate 41/24.
  4. Pellinen, M.J., 2017. Description of a new species of Enispa Walker, 1866 (Lepidoptera: Erebidae, Boletobiinae) from Thailand. Zootaxa, 4272(4), pp.587-590. MOT Vol 3, Part 2, Pl. 10/3-4.
  5. Shubhalaxmi, V. 2018. Birdwing Field Guide to Indian Moths, 1st Edition. Birdwing Publishers, India, 461pp. Pl. 42/2, Pg. 143.  
  6. http://www.jpmoth.org/~dmoth/Digital_Moths_of_Asia/90_NOCTUOIDEA/02_EREBIDAE/12_BOLETOBIINAE/28_Enispa/Enispa%20elataria/Enispa%20elataria.htm

 

 

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Enispa elataria (Walker, 1861) – . 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/enispa-elataria, accessed 2024/03/01.