Eudocima materna (Linnaeus, 1767) - Dot Underwing

Taxonomic Information

Eudocima Billberg, 1820 species known from Indian subcontinent.

Eudocima aurantia (Moore, 1877) (Ophideres). TL: Andamans, India. 
Eudocima cajeta (Cramer, [1775] (Phalaena). TL: India.
Eudocima discrepans (Walker, [1858](Ophideres). TL: Singapore. 

Eudocima homaena (Hübner, [1823] 1816) (Othreis). TL: India.

Eudocima hypermnestra (Stoll, [1780])(Phalaena). TL: India.

Eudocima materna (Linnaeus, 1767) (Phalaena). TL: “Indiis”.
Eudocima okurai (Okano, 1964) (Adris). TL: "East Palearctic". Dist. includes Myanmar.
Eudocima phalonia (Linnaeus, 1763)(Phalaena). TL: Africa. Dist. throughout India.
Eudocima salaminia (Cramer, [1777]) (Phalaena). TL: China. Dist. throughout India.
Eudocima sikhimensis (Butler, 1895). (Adris). TL: Oriental region. Dist. includes India.
Eudocima splendida (Yoshimoto, 1999). (Othreis). TL: Myanmar. 

Eudocima tyrannus (Guenée, In Boisduval and Guenée 1852b). TL: India.

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh122
Arunachal Pradesh
Assam
Bihar
Chandigarh1
Chhattisgarh21
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi124
Goa11
Gujarat211121
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir
Jharkhand
Karnataka24131
Kerala
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra1121681
Manipur
Meghalaya1
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Paschimbanga1212
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan211
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu1121
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand
West Bengal1112
Total5171211181491

Eudocima materna (Linnaeus, 1767) – Dot Underwing: Citrus aurantium, Citrus aurantiifolia (Rutaceae), Tinospora sinensis (Menispermaceae) (Robinson et al. 2010). 

  1. Hampson, G. F. 1894. The Fauna of British India including Ceylon and Burma. Moths, Vol. 2. Arctiidae, Agrostidae, Noctuidae 609 p - 325 figs pg.561 #2640 as Ophideres materna
  2. Gurule, S & S. M. Nikam. 2013. The moths (Lepidoptera: Heterocera) of northern Maharashtra: a preliminary checklist. Journal of  Threatened Taxa 5(12): 4693–4713; http://dx.doi.org/10.11609/JoTT.o2555.4693-713 Image.146
  3. Wikipedia contributors. Eudocima materna [Internet]. Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia; 2015 Jul 20, 12:41 UTC [cited 2015 Sep 30]. Available from: https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Eudocima_materna&oldid=672266976.

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Eudocima materna (Linnaeus, 1767) – Dot Underwing. 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/eudocima-materna, accessed 2024/06/25.