Odonestis pruni (Linnaeus, 1758) - Plum Lappet

Taxonomic Information

Odonestis Germar, 1812 species known from India and Nepal. 
Odonestis pruni oberthueri Tams, 1935. Nepal; NE India.
Odonestis erectilinea erectilinea (Swinhoe, 1904). NE India.
Odonestis bheroba bheroba Moore [1859]. Sri Lanka, NE India; Nepal.
Odonestis vita indica ams, 1935. NE India (West Bengal, Meghalaya); Bangladesh.
Odonestis ceylonica Tams, 1935. India: S. India (Karnataka); Sri Lanka.
Odonestis belli Tams, 1935. India: coast of SW India.
Odonestis filigranica Sergeev & Zolotuhin, 2010. India: Andaman Islands, North Andaman, Baratang Island (TL). 
Best separated by genitalia. 

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

Pruni pruni oberthueri -


StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh2
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
Paschimbanga
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand
West Bengal
Total2

Odonestis pruni (Linnaeus, 1758) : Quercus acutissima (Fagaceae) (Robinson et al. 2010). 

  1. OD: Odonestis pruni oberthueri Tams, 1935. Mem. Mus. Royal Hist. nat. Belg. 4 (12): 57, pl. 6: 8, 9; pl. 8: 5. Type locality: [China, Sichuan] “frontiere orientale du Tibet”. 
  2. Odonestis pruni assamensis Tams, 1935. Mem. Mus. Royal Hist. nat. Belg. 4 (12): 57, pl. 6: 10, 11; pl. 8: 6. TL: northern India, Assam, Khasi Hills.
  3. Sergeev, A. I. & V. V. Zolotuhin. 2009. A review of the genus Odonestis Germar, 1812 with descriptions of two new species and one new subspecies (Lepidoptera, Lasiocampidae). Atalanta 41 (3/4): 375-396. Pg. 388. Pl. 14/7-9. 
  4. http://www.lepiforum.de/lepiwiki.pl?Odonestis_Pruni
  5. https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/124957-Odonestis-pruni

Other Notes

Sergeev & V. Zolotuhin, 2009 and Hampson, [1893]. 
Odonestis pruni based on Sergeev & V. Zolotuhin, 2009 "Wing ground colour varies from dark yellow to reddish orange, with a brown pattern. Outer margin of both wings is dentate. White round discal spot is typical for the forewing. Postmedial fascia is fine but distinct, strongly concave; antemedial fascia is weak, concave and external is fine dentate."

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Odonestis pruni (Linnaeus, 1758) – Plum Lappet. 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/odonestis-pruni, accessed 2024/03/03.