Entomogramma fautrix Guenée, 1852 -

Taxonomic Information

List of Entomogramma Guenée, 1852 species known from India.
Entomogramma fautrix Guenée, 1852. Nepal; Bangladesh.
Entomogramma mediocris Walker, 1865. India: South India.
Entomogramma poststrigaria Walker, 1865. Sri Lanka.
Entomogramma torsa Guenée, 1852. Sri Lanka; India.

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh2
Assam
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi
Goa
Gujarat
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir
Jharkhand
Karnataka
Kerala
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra
Manipur
Meghalaya1
Mizoram
Nagaland1
Odisha
Paschimbanga
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu
Tripura2
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand
West Bengal
Total123
Entomogramma fautrix Guenée, 1852: Pithecellobium dulce (Fabaceae) (Robinson et al. 2010).
  1. Entomogramma fautrix Guenée, 1852.  Hist. nat. Ins., Spec. gén. Lépid. 7(Noct. 3): 204; TL: Silhet. Text at http://archive.org/stream/histoirenaturell07bois#page/204/mode/1up [accessed 22 April 2020].
  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. 532, # 2589. 
  3. Haruta, T. (Ed.). 1993. Moths of Nepal. Part 2. TINEA. Vol. 13 (Supplement 3). The Japan Heterocerists’ Society, Tokyo. Pl. 48/8.
  4. 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. Pg. 98, Pl. 24/1-2. 
  5. https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/203053-Entomogramma-fautrix

 

 

Other Notes

Based on Hampson, E. fautrix and torsa (listed as tortum in Hampson) are separated as under: 

E. torsa is reddish-brown without the fuscous tinge present in fautrix. Spot at end of cell is outlined with black in torsa. FW post-medial line is highly dentate in torsa and slightly waved in fautrix

E. fautrix: antennae of male ciliated without a ridge of scales at base. E. torsa: antennae of pectinated with uniserrate branches to two-thirds of length, basal part thickened with ridge of scales above. 

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Entomogramma fautrix Guenée, 1852 – . 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/entomogramma-fautrix, accessed 2024/05/25.