Eupterote primularis Moore, 1884 -

Taxonomic Information

Eupterote primularis Moore, 1884 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

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  1. OD: Brachytera primularis Moore, 1884. Transactions of the Entomological Society of London, 1884. 27: 371-372. TL: Nilgiris. Text at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/51064#page/401/mode/1up
  2. FBI, Hampson, Vol. 1, pg 59, # 73. Mentions diffusa as a similar species.
  3. Raha, A., Majumder, A., Sanyal, A.K. and Chandra, K., 2017. On three species of genus Eupterote Hübner,[1820] from Chhattisgarh, with a consolidated species list of the genus from India (Lepidoptera: Eupterotidae). SHILAP Revista de lepidopterología, 45(180), pp.651-663. Mention that primularis is a synonym of diffusa
  4. Zolotuhin, V. V. 2018. 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. 
  5. Iyer, G. 2021. Moths of Tamil Nadu. Blackbuck, Vol. 37, Nos 1 & 2; Published by Madras Naturalists' Society, Chennai. 1-98. Pg. 9, Image 7. 
     

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Eupterote primularis Moore, 1884 – . 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-primularis, accessed 2024/05/28.