Miltochrista conjunctana (Walker, 1866) -

Taxonomic Information

Miltochrista dasara Moore, [1860] is extralimital (Bali & Java). 
Miltochrista chromatica (Swinhoe, 1891) (S. India). 
Miltochrista calamaria (Moore, 1888) male and female are similar to female M. dasara. Vide Cerny & Pinratana. 2009, female dasara is larger than calamaria, has pale yellow forewing and slightly greyish suffused abdomen, while the yellow colour is more intense in calamaria and the abdomen is of the same colour. However, Volynkin & Bucsek (2016) state that female dasara and calamaria can only be separated by genitalia.

The female of Miltochrista undulata Swinhoe (1903) is very similar to Parvuspina tawaghatensis Singh, Kirti & Datta, 2019, and can be best separated from it by examining genitalia (Singh et al 2019).

List of Miltochrista Hübner, [1819] 1816 known from India.
Miltochrista adelfika Volynkin, N. Singh, Černý, Kirti & Datta, 2020, India (Assam, Meghalaya, Tamil Nadu, Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland).
Miltochrista andamana (Moore, 1877), India (Andamans, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Sikkim).
Miltochrista arcuata (Moore, 1882), India (Tamil Nadu (Nilgiris), Sikkim, Uttarakhand, Manipuri, Kerala).
Miltochrista artocarpi (Moore, 1878), India (NW Himalayas, Sikkim, West Bengal, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu).
Miltochrista aureata Rothschild, 1913, India (Meghalaya).
Miltochrista berdepsebunda Volynkin, N. Singh, Cerny & Joshi, 2021, India (Northeastern India (Assam, Meghalaya, Mizoram)).
Miltochrista calamaria (Moore, 1888), India (NW Himalayas, Meghalaya, NE Himalayas, Assam, Punjab, Tamil Nadu (Nilgiris), Bihar).
Miltochrista chromatica (Swinhoe, 1891), India (Tamil Nadu, South India).
Miltochrista conjunctana (Walker, 1866), India (North India, Sikkim, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, West Bengal, Mizoram, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Tripura).
Miltochrista cornutochrista N. Singh & Kirti, 2016, India (Meghalaya).
Miltochrista dharma dharma (Moore, 1879), India (Indian Himalayas, Bihar, Nagaland).
Miltochrista discisigna (Moore, 1888), India (Meghalaya, Himachal Pradesh).
Miltochrista discistriga (Moore, 1878), India (West Bengal).
Miltochrista falcihumilis N. Singh & Kirti, 2016, India (NE India (Mizoram)).
Miltochrista floccosa (Walker, 1864), India (Sikkim, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Orissa, Bihar).
Miltochrista fulvimarginata (Hampson, 1909), India (Tamil Nadu).
Miltochrista fuscalis (Hampson, 1891), India (Tamil Nadu (Nilgiris)).
Miltochrista goaensis (Kirti & Gill, 2009), India (Goa).
Miltochrista hollowai (Kirti & Gill, 2009), India (Gujarat).
Miltochrista humilis (Walker, 1859), India (NE Himalayas, Sikkim, West Bengal, Punjab, Nagaland, Assam, Tamil Nadu (Nilgiri Hills)).
Miltochrista ila (Moore, [1860]), India (Karnataka, Uttarakhand).
Miltochrista inconspicua (Moore, 1878), India (North India, Tamil Nadu (Nilgiris)).
Miltochrista infumata (Felder, 1874), India (NW Himalayas, Manipuri).
Miltochrista jarawa N. Singh, Volynkin, Kirti & Datta 2020, India (Andaman Islands)
Miltochrista lutara (Moore, [1860]), India.
Miltochrista marginata (Walker, 1864), India (South India).
Miltochrista neocuneifera N. Singh & Kirti, 2016, India (Tamil Nadu).
Miltochrista neoseriata N. Singh & Kirti, 2016, India (Assam, Throughout India).
Miltochrista nubilalis Hampson, 1894, India (Orissa).
Miltochrista obsoleta (Moore, 1878), India (South India, NE India, Meghalaya, Bihar, Assam, Uttarakhand, West Bengal, Tripura).
Miltochrista paraarcuata N. Singh & Kirti, 2016, India (Karnataka).
Miltochrista paraseriata N. Singh, Kirti & Joshi, 2016, India (Sikkim).
Miltochrista phantasma (Hampson, 1907), India (Andamans).
Miltochrista producta (Černý, 2009), India (NE India).
Miltochrista pseudoarcuata N. Singh & Kirti,2016, India (Karnataka).
Miltochrista pseudomodesta Joshi, N. Singh & Volynkin, 2017, India (NE India (Mizoram, Nagaland)).
Miltochrista pseudoobsoleta N. Singh, 2019, India (Bihar).
Miltochrista pseudoseriata N. Singh & Kirti, 2016, India (NE India, Assam).
Miltochrista punctata (Rothschild, 1913), India (Assam).
Miltochrista quadra Joshi, N. Singh & Volynkin, 2017, India (NE India).
Miltochrista rosalia (Hampson, 1914), India (Western Ghats).
Miltochrista rubricosa (Moore, 1878), India (Indian Himalayas, Meghalaya, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Karnataka).
Miltochrista ruptifascia (Hampson, 1893), India (West Bengal).
Miltochrista semifascia (Walker, 1854), India (Throughout South India, Sikkim, Assam); Sri Lanka.
Miltochrista solita (Walker,1854), India; Sri Lanka.
Miltochrista stenovalva Volynkin, N. Singh, Černý, Kirti & Datta, 2020, India (Meghalaya, Nagaland, Mizoram).
Miltochrista strigatula (Rothschild, 1913), India (Meghalaya).
Miltochrista strigipennis (Herrich-Schäffer, 1855), India (Sikkim, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh, West Bengal, Manipur, Mizoram, Uttarakhand, Assam).
Miltochrista terminospota N. Singh, Kirti & Joshi, 2015, India (Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Sikkim, Assam, Meghalaya).
Miltochrista uncalis (Kirti & Gill, 2009), India (Kerala, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu).
Miltochrista undulata (Swinhoe, 1903), India (NW Himalayas, Sikkim, Meghalaya, Manipur, Mizoram, Assam).
Miltochrista undunoides N. Singh & Kirti, 2016, India (Assam (NE India) NW and NE Himalayas, Meghalaya, Manipur).
Miltochrista uniformeola (Hampson, 1900), India.
Miltochrista violacea (Reich, 1936), India (Punjab).

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

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Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh1
Arunachal Pradesh3
Assam1
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
Meghalaya221
Mizoram2
Nagaland2
Odisha
Paschimbanga
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu
Tripura2
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand
West Bengal
Total322144
  1. Cerny, K. & A. Pinratana. 2009. Moths of Thailand, Vol. 6, Arctiidae., # 182, pg 91, pl 20.
  2. jpmoth.org. Digital Moths of Asia. http://www.jpmoth.org/~dmoth/Digital_Moths_of_Asia/90_NOCTUOIDEA/02_EREBIDAE/02_ARCTIINAE/04_Lithosiinae/24_Lyclene/Lyclene%20conjunctana/Lyclene%20conjunctana.htm [accessed 01 Sep 2016]
  3. Kirti, J. S. & Singh, N. 2010. Morphotaxonomy of eight species of genus Lyclene Moore (Lepidoptera: Arctiidae: Lithosiinae) from India. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. India Sect B Biol Sci, 80(3): 235-249.

Page citation

Anonymous 2023. Miltochrista conjunctana (Walker, 1866) – . 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/miltochrista-conjunctana, accessed 2023/12/11.