Hypochrosis abstractaria (Walker, [1863]) -

Taxonomic Information

Hypochrosis Guenée, [1858] species in India vide Kirti et al (2019).
Hypochrosis abstractaria (Walker, [1863]). India: E. Himalaya; Nepal. 
Hypochrosis amaurospila Yazaki, 1995. Nepal. 
Hypochrosis baenzigeri Inoue, 1982. India: Assam, Arunachal Pradesh. 
Hypochrosis binexata (Walker, [1863]). India: Assam. 
Hypochrosis flavifusata (Moore, 1888). India: E. Himalaya. 
Hypochrosis hyadaria Guenée, [1858]. India: Himalayas, S. India. 
Hypochrosis iris (Butler, 1880). India: E. Himalaya; Nepal. 
Hypochrosis pyrrhophaeata (Walker, [1863]). India: E. Himalaya. 
Hypochrosis sternaria Guenée, [1858]. India: E. Himalaya. 
Hypochrosis venusa Swinhoe, 1894. India: Meghalaya. 

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

Notes on species
Separating Hypochrosis hyadaria and Hypochrosis abstractaria: Hypochrosis abstractaria has a longer and flatter half oval at apex, while in hyadaria, it is a smaller, more rounded half oval. The postdiscal line in abstractaria touches forewing apex tip, while in hyadaria, the postdiscal line touches the half oval spot, rather than reaching the apex. The forewing of abstractaria is more produced than hyadaria, which has a more rounded forewing, and concave costa. On the underside, many individuals of hyadaria are reddish beyond the postmedial to the forewing margin (though some individuals may lack the reddish tinge). Individuals of abstractaria lack a reddish margin, and the entire wing is similarly coloured on the underside. Generally, abstractaria has a blackish spot or blotch near the forewing tornus, which is absent in hyadaria. 

StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh221
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
Meghalaya2
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Paschimbanga
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand11111
West Bengal
Total133311
  1. Lagyra ? abstractaria Walker, [1863]. List Spec. Lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. 26: 1485. Text at https://archive.org/details/listofspecimenso2526brit/page/1485/mode/1up?view=theater. TL: “Hindostan”. Description of the pale form.
  2. Marcala irrorata Moore, 1888. Descr. Indian lep. Atkinson (3): 232. Text at https://archive.org/details/descriptionsofne00hewi/page/232/mode/1up?view=theater 
  3. Decetia tinctaria Walker, [1863]. List Spec. Lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. 26: 1522. Text at https://archive.org/details/listofspecimenso2526brit/page/1521/mode/1up?view=theater
  4. Haruta, T. (Ed.). 1992. Moths of Nepal. Part 1. TINEA. Vol. 13 (Supplement 2). The Japan Heterocerists’ Society, Tokyo.Pl. 12/12.Incorrectly identified as H. hyadaria
  5. Haruta, T. (Ed.). 1995. Moths of Nepal. Part 4. TINEA. Vol. 14 (Supplement 2). The Japan Heterocerists’ Society, Tokyo.Pg. 19, Pl. 101/2-3. 
  6. Haruta, T. (Ed.). 2000. Moths of Nepal. Part 6. TINEA. Vol. 16 (Supplement 1). The Japan Heterocerists’ Society, Tokyo.Pg. 103, 104. 
  7. Chandra, K., Kumar, V., Singh, N., Raha, A., Sanyal, A.K.2019. Assemblages of Lepidoptera in Indian Himalaya through long term monitoring plots. Zoological Survey of India, Kolkata, 1-457 pp. Pl. 90.2.
  8. http://v3.boldsystems.org/index.php/Taxbrowser_Taxonpage?taxid=196367 [accessed 24 May 2021]

 

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Hypochrosis abstractaria (Walker, [1863]) – . 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/hypochrosis-abstractaria, accessed 2024/06/20.