Manoba tristicta (Hampson, 1900) -

Taxonomic Information

List of Manoba Walker, 1863 species known from India. 

Manoba argentalis (Moore, 1867) (Aglossa). India (Arunachal Pradesh, Sikkim, West Bengal, N. W. Himalayas, Sikkim, North India); Nepal.
Manoba fasciatus (Hampson, 1894) (Rhynchopalpus). India (West Bengal, Sikkim, Assam, Nagaland, N.E. Himalaya).
Manoba grisealis (Swinhoe, 1895) (Rhynchopalpus). India (Meghalaya, N.E. Himalaya).
Manoba lativittata (Moore, 1888) (Roeselia). India (Sikkim, West Bengal).
Manoba melanota (Hampson, 1900) (Nola). India (Sikkim, Assam); Nepal.
Manoba phaeochroa (Hampson, 1900) (Celama). India (Sikkim, West Bengal); Nepal.
Manoba punctilineata (Hampson, 1896) (Nola). India (N.E. Himalaya); Myanmar.
Manoba tesselata (Hampson, 1896) (Nola). India (West Bengal, Meghalaya, N.E. Himalaya).
Manoba tristicta (Hampson, 1900) (Nola). India (Sikkim).

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

Manoba tristicta -


Similar species is Manoba phaeochroa (Hampson, 1900). It is majorly grey, while M. tristicta is white

Celama phaeochroa Hampson, 1900. Cat. Lep. Phalaenae Br. Mus. 2: 29, pl. 18, f. 24; TL: Sikkim. Text at https://archive.org/stream/catalogueoflepid2brituoft#page/29/mode/1up  
Moths of Nepal, Vol. 5, Pl. 140/19 as Rhynchopalpus phaeochroa

StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh4
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
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Paschimbanga1
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand
West Bengal1
Total411
  1. Nola tristicta Hampson, 1900. Cat. Lep. Phalaenae Br. Mus. 2: 37, pl. 19, f. 4; TL: Sikkim. Text at https://archive.org/details/catalogueoflepid2brituoft/page/37/mode/1up?view=theater. Plate at https://archive.org/details/catalogueoflepid13brit/page/n100/mode/2up?view=theater
  2. Kononenko, V. S. & A. Pinratana. 2013. Moths of Thailand, Volume 3: Noctuoidea Part 2: Addendum to Vol. 3, Part 1, Families Erebidae, Nolidae, Euteliidae, Noctuidae and Checklist. Brothers of St. Gabriel in Thailand, Bangkok. 625 pp. + 55 pls. Pl. 23/37 & 38.
  3. Haruta, T. (Ed.). 1998. Moths of Nepal. Part 5. TINEA. Vol. 15 (Supplement 1). The Japan Heterocerists’ Society, Tokyo.Pl 140/18 as Rhynchopalpus tristicta
  4. Joshi, R., Singh, N. and Laszlo, G.M., 2019. An updated Checklist of subfamily Nolinae (Lepidoptera, Nolidae) from India. Records of the Zoological Survey of India, 119(3), pp.263-281.
  5. László, G. M. & M. Sterling. 2020. Illustrated checklist of Nolinae (Lepidoptera, Nolidae) of Hong Kong, China, with description of two new species. Ecologica Montenegrina 33(33):35-58. 
  6. https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/496565-Manoba-tristicta

Page citation

Anonymous 2023. Manoba tristicta (Hampson, 1900) – . In Sondhi, S., Y. Sondhi, R.P. Singh, P. Roy and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 3.50. Published by the Indian Foundation for Butterflies. URL: https://moths.ncbs.res.in/manoba-tristicta, accessed 2023/06/04.