Hyposidra talaca (Walker, 1860) - Black Looper

Taxonomic Information

List of Hyposidra Guenée, 1857 known from India based on Kirti et al. (2019).
Hyposidra albifera (Moore, 1879). India: NW Himalaya, Kulu, Himachal Pradesh.
Hyposidra aquilaria (Walker, 1862). India: Sikkim, throughout India.
Hyposidra infixaria (Walker, 1860). NE India. 
Hyposidra murina (Swinhoe, 1891). India: Khasi Hills, Meghalaya.
Hyposidra picaria (Walker, 1866). India?
Hyposidra polia Hampson, 1896. S. India
Hyposidra talaca talaca (Walker, 1860). Sri Lanka.
Hyposidra violescens Hampson, 1895. India: Sikkim.

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh2
Arunachal Pradesh3
Assam111111
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh1321
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi
Goa1
Gujarat1111
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh1
Jammu and Kashmir
Jharkhand
Karnataka111427322
Kerala11
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh1113
Maharashtra211122
Manipur
Meghalaya11
Mizoram1
Nagaland
Odisha
Paschimbanga
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu1
Tripura1
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand11121111
West Bengal11
Total5214632217134138

Hyposidra talaca (Walker, 1860): Acacia catechu, Acacia nilotica, Albizia procera (Fabaceae), Bombax ceiba (Malvaceae), Toona ciliata (Meliaceae), Ficus tinctoria ssp. gibbosa (Moraceae), Ricinus communis (Euphorbiaceae) (Robinson et al. 2010).

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  2. Kendrick, R. 2002. Moths (insecta : lepidoptera) of Hong KongFullText.pdf. Plate 23/5.
  3. Iyer, G., D. Stüning & S. Sondhi. 2021. An inventory of geometrid moths (Lepidoptera: Geometroidea: Geometridae) of Kalakad-Mundanthurai Tiger Reserve, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa 13(13): 19887–19920. 7105.13.13.19887-19920. Image 172.
  4. Ratnasingham, S. & Hebert, P. D. N. 2007. BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data System (website). http://www.boldsystems.org/index.php/Taxbrowser_Taxonpage?taxid=20765 [accessed 22 June 2016]

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Hyposidra talaca (Walker, 1860) – Black Looper. In Sondhi, S., Y. Sondhi, R.P. Singh, P. Roy and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 3.73. Published by the Indian Foundation for Butterflies. URL: https://moths.ncbs.res.in/hyposidra-talaca, accessed 2024/04/20.