Meganola major (Hampson, 1891) -

Subspecies in India

Meganola major major (Hampson, 1891) (Nola). India (Nilgiris); Sri Lanka; Nepal; Myanmar.
Meganola major phaea (Hampson, 1900) (Nola). India (Himachal Pradesh, N.W. Himalaya).

Taxonomic Information

List of Meganola Dyar, 1898 species known from the Indian subcontinent:
Meganola argentescens (Hampson, 1895) (Pisara). India (Sikkim); Nepal.
Meganola ascripta (Hampson, 1894) (Selca). India (Nagaland, N.E. Himalaya, Kerala, Assam, Meghalaya); Nepal.
Meganola brunellus (Hampson, 1893)( Rhynchopalpus). India (Nagaland, Sikkim, Assam); Sri Lanka.
Meganola cuneifera (Walker, 1862) (Melia). India (Sikkim, N.E. Himalaya); Nepal.
Meganola flexuosa (Poujade, 1886) (Nola). India (Sikkim); Nepal.
Meganola major major (Hampson, 1891) (Nola). India (Nilgiris); Sri Lanka; Nepal; Myanmar.
Meganola major phaea (Hampson, 1900) (Nola). India (Himachal Pradesh, N.W. Himalaya).
Meganola margalla László, Ronkay and Ronkay, 2014. India (Uttar Pradesh); Nepal.
Meganola mediofusca László, Ronkay & Witt, 2007. Nepal. 
Meganola nitida (Hampson, 1894)( Selca). India (West Bengal, Manipur, N.W. Himalaya, Sikkim, Nagaland, West Bengal). 
Meganola ruficostata (Hampson, 1896) (Selca). India (Sikkim, India); Nepal; Bhutan.
Meganola scripta (Moore, 1888) (Roeselia). India (Himalaya, Himachal Pradesh, West Bengal, Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh); Nepal; Pakistan.
Meganola scriptoides Holloway, 2003. India (Arunachal Pradesh).
Meganola strigivena Hampson, 1894 (Selca). India (Sikkim); Nepal.
Meganola suffusata (Wileman & West, 1929) (Nola). India (Arunachal Pradesh); Myanmar.
Meganola tarka László, Ronkay and Witt, 2010. India (Assam).
Meganola tomkovichi László, Ronkay and Ronkay, 2014. India (Odisha); Sri Lanka.
Meganola triangulalis (Leech, 1888[1889]) (Nola). India (Sikkim, Mizoram, N.E. Himalaya).
Meganola tenebrosa (Hampson, 1896) (Nola). India; Bhutan; Nepal.
Meganola zirkalmashka László, Ronkay and Ronkay, 2014. India (Sikkim); East Nepal.

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

Meganola major -


Similar species: Manoba phaeochroa (Hampson, 1900)
Celama phaeochroa Hampson, 1900. Cat. Lep. Phalaenae Br. Mus. 2: 29, pl. 18, f. 24; TL: Sikkim, 7000ft. Text at https://archive.org/details/catalogueoflepid2brituoft/page/29/mode/1up?view=theater. Plate at https://archive.org/details/catalogueoflepid13brit/page/n96/mode/2up?view=theater
MON, Part 5, Pl. 140/19. 

StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh
Assam
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi
Goa
Gujarat
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir
Jharkhand
Karnataka
Kerala1
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra
Manipur
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Paschimbanga
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand3
West Bengal
Total31
  1. Nola major Hampson, 1891. Illustrated Typical Specimens of the Lepidoptera Heterocera in the Collection of the British Museum 8: 4, 48, pl. 139, fig. 13. TL: Nilgiris. Text at https://archive.org/details/illustrationsoft08brituoft/page/48/mode/1up?view=theater. Plate at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/75388#page/155/mode/1up
  2. Haruta, T. (Ed.). 1998. Moths of Nepal. Part 5. TINEA. Vol. 15 (Supplement 1). The Japan Heterocerists’ Society, Tokyo. Pl. 140/26.
  3. Gyula, L. 2016. A taxonomic and zoogeographical survey of the Meganola Dyar, 1898 generic complex based on the Palaearctic and Oriental species, PhD Thesis. 1-125, 6 pls. Pg. 37 & Pl. 2, Fig. 10.
  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. https://www.mothsofborneo.com/part-18/nolinae/nolinae_13_26.php
  6. https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/886365-Meganola-major

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Meganola major (Hampson, 1891) – . In Sondhi, S., Y. Sondhi, R.P. Singh, P. Roy and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 3.71. Published by the Indian Foundation for Butterflies. URL: https://moths.ncbs.res.in/Meganola-major, accessed 2024/03/02.