Mocis frugalis (Fabricius, 1775) - Sugarcane Looper

Taxonomic Information

List of Mocis Hübner, [1823] species known from India.
Mocis discios Kollar, 1844. India: Himalayas.
Mocis frugalis (Fabricius, 1775). Sri Lanka; India.
Mocis laxa (Walker, 1858) (= M. pavona). Bangladesh; India: Sikkim, Bengal.
Mocis undata (Fabricius, 1775). Sri Lanka; India.

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh211
Arunachal Pradesh
Assam2
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh123
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi11
Goa1
Gujarat113121
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh2
Jammu and Kashmir
Jharkhand
Karnataka21422
Kerala1121111
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh16
Maharashtra12121766
Manipur1
Meghalaya12
Mizoram1
Nagaland1
Odisha
Paschimbanga11113
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu112
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh11
Uttarakhand124
West Bengal121
Total372226812282711

Mocis frugalis (Fabricius, 1775) – Sugarcane Looper: Cyperus rotundus (Cyperaceae),Sorghum bicolor, Oryza sativa, Panicum maximum, Saccharum officinarum (Poaceae) (Robinson et al. 2010).

  1. Gurule, S & S. M. Nikam. 2013. The moths (Lepidoptera: Heterocera) of northern Maharashtra: a preliminary checklist. Journal of Threatened Taxa 5(12): 4693–4713; http://dx.doi.org/10.11609/JoTT.o2555.4693-713. Image 183 (pg. 4710)
  2. Hampson, G. F. 1894. The Fauna of British India including Ceylon and Burma. Moths, Vol. 2. Taylor & Francis, London. Arctiidae, Agrostidae, Noctuidae #2574 pg.527 as Remigia frugalis
  3. 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 22:10,11.

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Mocis frugalis (Fabricius, 1775) – Sugarcane Looper. In Sondhi, S., Y. Sondhi, R.P. Singh, P. Roy and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 3.74. Published by the Indian Foundation for Butterflies. URL: https://moths.ncbs.res.in/mocis-frugalis, accessed 2024/05/26.