Macrobrochis gigas (Walker, 1854) -

Taxonomic Information

List of Macrobrochis Herrich-Schäffer, [1855] known from India. 
Macrobrochis albifascia (Fang, 1982). India: Uttarakhand, Arunachal Pradesh, Sikkim. 
Macrobrochis albovenosa Černý, 2009. India: Arunachal Pradesh. 
Macrobrochis gigas (Walker, 1854). India: Meghalaya, Sikkim, Assam, Kerala, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, West Bengal, Uttarakhand. 
Macrobrochis pallens Hampson, 1894. India: NW Himalayas. 
Macrobrochis prasena (Moore, 1859). India: NW Himalayas, Sikkim, Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Assam, Manipur, Uttarakhand. 
Macrobrochis tibetensis (Fang, 1990). India: Arunachal Pradesh.

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh14
Assam2
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi
Goa
Gujarat
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh11
Jammu and Kashmir
Jharkhand
Karnataka2
Kerala1131
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh1
Maharashtra111
Manipur
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Paschimbanga
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim1
Tamil Nadu
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand31
West Bengal1
Total1214631
  1. OD: Lithosia gigas Walker, 1854. List Spec. Lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. 2: 494. Text at https://archive.org/details/listofspecimens13brit/page/494/mode/1up?view=theater
  2. Hampson, G. F. 1894. The Fauna of British India including Ceylon and Burma. Moths, Vol. 2. Arctiidae, Agrostidae, Noctuidae 609 p - 325 figs, pg 65 #1308.
  3. Arjun, C.P., Deepak, C.K. and Rajesh, T.P., 2020. Unusual aggregation of Macrobrochis gigas (Walker, 1854) in southern India (Lepidoptera, Erebidae, Arctiinae, Lithosiini). Tropical Lepidoptera Research, pp.78-80.

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Macrobrochis gigas (Walker, 1854) – . 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/macrobrochis-gigas, accessed 2024/04/14.