Lygniodes hypoleuca Guenée, 1852 -

Taxonomic Information

Lygniodes Guenée, 1852 species known from India. 
Lygniodes ciliata Moore, 1867. India: Bengal (TL).
Lygniodes endoleucus (Guérin-Méneville, [1844]). NE Himalaya; Myanamar.
Lygniodes hypoleuca Guenée, 1852. Bangladesh (Sylhet: TL); India: Uttarakhand, West Bengal, Sikkim, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh; Nagaland, Manipur; Nepal. 
Lygniodes vampyurs (Fabricius, 1794). S. India; Sri Lanka.

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

Lygniodes hypoleuca -


StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh1
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
Manipur1
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Nagaland3
Odisha1
Paschimbanga
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand
West Bengal
Total114
  1. OD: Lygniodes hypoleuca Guenée, 1852; In: Boisduval and Guenée. Hist. nat. Insectes (Lepid). 7:125. Pl 16: 5 (TL: Sylhet, Bangaldesh).
  2. 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. 463, # 2411. Listed as Agonista hypoleuca. 
  3. Haruta, T. (Ed.). 1994. Moths of Nepal. Part 3. TINEA. Vol. 14 (Supplement 1). The Japan Heterocerists’ Society, Tokyo. Pl. 88/1-2.
  4. Kononenko, V. S. & A. Pinratana. 2005. Moths of Thailand, Volume 3: Noctuidae. An Illustrated Catalogue of the Noctuidae (Lepidoptera) in Thailand: Part 1: Herminiinae, Rivulinae, Hypeninae, Catocalinae, Aganainae, Euteliinae, Stictopterinae, Plusiinae, Pantheinae, Acronictinae and Agaristinae. Pl. 29/2-6, Pg. 104. 
  5. http://www.jpmoth.org/~dmoth/Digital_Moths_of_Asia/90_NOCTUOIDEA/02_EREBIDAE/15_EREBINAE/014_Lygniodes/Lygniodes%20hypoleuca/Lygniodes%20hypoleuca.htm  [accessed 15 November 2017].
  6. http://insecta.pro/taxonomy/120586  [accessed 15 November 2017]. 

Note: This genus displays sexual dimorphism. Females of hypoleuca and endoleucus are difficult to separate. Underside of wings support identification in both sexes.

Page citation

Anonymous 2023. Lygniodes hypoleuca Guenée, 1852 – . In Sondhi, S., Y. Sondhi, R.P. Singh, P. Roy and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 3.63. Published by the Indian Foundation for Butterflies. URL: https://moths.ncbs.res.in/lygniodes-hypoleuca, accessed 2023/12/11.