Musotima instrumentalis (Swinhoe, 1894) -

Taxonomic Information

Musotima Meyrick, 1884 species known from India.
Musotima acclaralis (Walker, 1859). Sri Lanka. 
Musotima instrumentalis (Swinhoe, 1894). India: Meghalaya (Shillong), Arunachal Pradesh. 
Musotima suffusalis (Hampson, 1893). India: S. India; Sri Lanka.

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

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Total21
  1. Ambia instrumentalis Swinhoe, 1894. New Pyrales from the Khasia Hills. Annals and Magazine of Natural History, including Zoology, Botany and Geology, London (ser. 6) 14 (81): 197–210. TL: Khasi Hills. Pg. 209. Text at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/78508#page/233/mode/1up
  2. Hampson, G. F. 1896. The Fauna of British India including Ceylon and Burma. Moths, Vol.4. Taylor & Francis, London. Pyralidae 594 p - 287 figs. pg. 204, # 4663 as Ambia instrumentalis

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Musotima instrumentalis (Swinhoe, 1894) – . 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/Musotima-instrumentalis, accessed 2024/02/24.