Eupterote orientalis (Fabricius, 1793) -

Taxonomic Information

Eupterote orientalis (Fabricius, 1793) is provisionally identified. Eupterote Hübner, 1820 species show significant individual variation and are reliably separated by examining genitalia or molecular phylogeny. 

Eupterote Hübner, 1820 species known from India (based on Raha et al 2018 & Zolotuhin, 2018). 
Eupterote citrina Walker, 1855. India: Central India, Maharashtra, Sikkim. 
Eupterote decolorata (Grünberg, 1914). India: Chhattisgarh, Uttarakhand; Nepal. 
Eupterote flavida Moore, 1884. India: Karnataka, Maharashtra, S. India.
Eupterote gardneri Bryk, 1950. India: Chhattisgarh, Uttarakhand; Nepal. Eupterote bifasciata Kishida, 1994 is a junior synonym. 
Eupterote fabia Cramer, 1780. India: Maharashtra, Sikkim, West Bengal, S. India; Bhutan, Sri Lanka. 
Eupterote mollifera Walker, 1865. India: Maharashtra, Karnataka, Chhattisgarh; Sri Lanka; Myanmar.
Eupterote orientalis (Fabricius, 1793). S. India; Sri Lanka. 
Eupterote flavicollis Guérin-Meneville, 1843. S. India. 
Eupterote diffusa Walker, 1865. S. India; Sri Lanka. 
Eupterote hibisci (Fabricius, 1775). India: Karnataka, N. India; Sri Lanka.
Eupterote lineosa (Walker, 1855). India: Maharashtra, Nagaland, S. India, Sikkim; Bangladesh; Bhutan; Myanmar; Nepal; Sri Lanka. 
Eupterote patula (Walker, 1865). India: Bengal, Arunachal Pradesh; Bangladesh.
Eupterote primularis Moore, 1884. S. India. 
Eupterote translata Swinhoe, 1885. India: Maharashtra, S. India 
Eupterote testacea Walker, 1855. India: Assam, Meghalaya; Myanmar; Bangladesh. 
Eupterote undata Blanchard, [1844]. Indian subcontinent. 
Eupterote undans Walker, 1855. India: Assam, Indian Himalayas, Karnataka, Maharashtra, S. India; Nepal; Bhutan.

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

Eupterote orientalis -


Similar species:Eupterote gardneri Bryk, 1950
Notes from Zolotuhin, 2018. "Taken into consideration as the species was described from ‘India orientali’, the type locality for orientalis should probably be corrected as [Sri Lanka] because three conspecific taxa were described from Ceylon, and Dreata anada was described from the Indian subcontinent. The species is seemingly native to southern India and Sri Lanka. Northwards, in the Himalayas, it is replaced by a closely related species, Eupterote gardneri Bryk, 1950, stat. nov., which differs by the reduced submarginal spots." 

StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh1
Arunachal Pradesh
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
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu1
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand
West Bengal
Total11
  1. Dreata geminata Walker, 1855. syn. nov., syn. corr., List of the specimens of lepidopterous insects in the collection of the British Museum 4: 907. TL: “Ceylon”. Holotype: ♂
  2. Dreata anada Moore, 1860. A catalogue of the lepidopterous insects in the museum of the Hon. East-India company 2: 365. TL: “Canara”. Holotype: ♂ (NHMUK).
  3. Eupterote auriflua Moore, 1884. Transactions of the entomological Society London: 364. TL: “Hab. Malabar”. Syntypes male, female. 
  4. Eupterote geminata var. hebes Grünberg, 1914. Entomologische Rundschau 31: 75. TL: “Ceylon”. Holotype: ♂ (ZMHB). 
  5. Zolotuhin, V, V. 2018. Eupterote orientalis (Fabricius, 1793), bona species, comb. nov. Nomenclature and synonymic remarks on two species of Eupterotidae (Lepidoptera) described by Johan Christian Fabricius, and notes on related species. Zootaxa 4471 (2): 381–386. Pg 385; fig 14 on page 384
  6. Iyer, G. 2021. Moths of Tamil Nadu. Blackbuck, vol 37, Nos 1 &2; Published by Madras Naturalists' Society, Chennai. 1-98. Image No.6, Pg 9.
     

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Eupterote orientalis (Fabricius, 1793) – . 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/Eupterote-orientalis, accessed 2024/07/18.