Giaura sceptica (Swinhoe, 1885) -

Taxonomic Information

Giaura Walker, 1863 species known from India:

Giaura leucophaea Hampson, 1905
Giaura lichenosa (Hampson, 1896)
Giaura minor (Hampson, 1896)
Giaura multipunctata Swinhoe, 1919
Giaura niphea (Hampson, 1896)
Giaura niveidisca (Hampson, 1894)
Giaura robusta (Moore, 1888)
Giaura tortricoides (Walker, [1866])
Giaura sceptica (Swinhoe, 1885)

 

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

Giaura sceptica -


StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh
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
Maharashtra1
Manipur
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Paschimbanga
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand
West Bengal
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Giaura sceptica (Swinhoe, 1885): Butea monosperma (Fabaceae), Glycine max (Poaceae), Grewia tiliifolia, Grewia asiatica (Malvaceae) (Robinson et al. 2010).
  1. OD : Symitha sceptica Swinhoe, 1885. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London, pg. 461, #109 & Pl. 27, fig 6. TL: Darjeeling, West Bengal. Text at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/28697446#page/549/mode/1up. (not a good illustration).
  2. Clettharra sceptica; 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 385, #2244.
  3. Hampson, G. F. 1912. Catalogue of the Lepidoptera Phalænæ in the British museum, Vol 11, pg. 283, #6571. Text at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/101549#page/309/mode/1up
  4. Seitz, A. (Ed.). 1912-1937. The Macrolepidoptera of the World, Vol 11, pg. 394 & fig 31c (not a good illustration).
  5. Komal, J., Shashank, P.R., Sondhi, S., Madan S., Sondhi, Y., Meshram, N.M., Anooj, S.S. 2021. Moths (Insecta: Lepidoptera) of Delhi, India: An illustrated checklist based on museum specimens and surveys. Biodiversity Data Journal 9: e73997. https://doi.org/10.3897/BDJ.9.e73997. Fig 26 c
  6. https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/1123462-Giaura-sceptica

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Giaura sceptica (Swinhoe, 1885) – . 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/giaura-sceptica, accessed 2024/03/03.