Erasmia pulchella Hope, 1841 -

Subspecies in India

Erasmia pulchella pulchella Hope, 1841 is the nominate subspecies, found in India, with the type locality as "Assam". Numerous other subspecies exists across Asia. 

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Erasmia pulchella pulchella -


StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
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
Kerala
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra
Manipur
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Paschimbanga
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim1
Tamil Nadu
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand
West Bengal
Total11
  1. Erasmia pulchella Hope, 1841. Trans. linn. Soc. Lond. 18: 446, pl. 31, f. 5; TL: Assam. Text at https://archive.org/details/transactionsofli18183841linn/page/446/mode/1up?view=theater. Plate at https://archive.org/details/transactionsofli18183841linn/page/n528/mode/1up?view=theater
  2. Hampson, G. F. [1893]. The Fauna of British India including Ceylon and Burma. Moths, Vol. 1. Taylor & Francis, London. Pp. xxiii + 527. Saturniidae to Hypsidae 527 p - 333 fig.pg. 273, # 585, Fig. 181. 
  3. Seitz, A. (Ed.). 1911. In: Jordan, K. Family Zygaenidae, Burnets. Macro Lep. Vol. 10, pg. 24, pl. 4b. Plate at https://archive.org/details/diegrossschmette10seit_0/page/4/mode/1up?view=theater
  4. Haruta, T. (Ed.). 1994. Moths of Nepal. Part 3. TINEA. Vol. 14 (Supplement 1). The Japan Heterocerists’ Society, Tokyo. Pl. 65/4. 
  5. Endo & Kishida, 1999. Day Flying Moths, Chalcosiinae. Pg. 41, Image 1-2 as Erasmia pulcherra (error)
  6. https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/361720-Erasmia-pulchella
  7. https://v3.boldsystems.org/index.php/Taxbrowser_Taxonpage?taxid=515322

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Erasmia pulchella Hope, 1841 – . 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/Erasmia-pulchella, accessed 2024/03/01.