Omiodes milvinalis (Swinhoe, [1886]) -

Taxonomic Information

The taxonomic status of Omiodes milvinalis (Swinhoe, [1886]) and Omiodes barcalis (Walker, 1859) remain unresolved. For now, we treat the Indian population of this species as Omiodes milvinalis (Swinhoe, [1886]) and the Bornean population of this species as Omiodes barcalis (Walker, 1859), pending further investigation.
Omiodes Guenée, 1854 species known from the Indian subcontinent (based on Nuss et al. 2022). 

Omiodes albociliata (Moore, 1888). (Charema). India: West Bengal (Kolkatta: TL).  
Omiodes annubilata (Swinhoe, 1894) (Charema). India: Meghalaya (Cherrapunji: TL). 
Omiodes contubernalis (Moore, 1888). India: "Bengal": TL. 
Omiodes diemenalis (Guenée, 1854) (Asopia). India; Sri Lanka. 
Omiodes indicata (Fabricius, 1775) (Phalaena). Indian subcontinent.
Omiodes fuscipennis (Swinhoe, 1894) (Charema). India: Meghalaya (Cherrapunji: TL). 
Omiodes granulata (Warren, 1896) (Pachyzancla). India: Meghalaya (Khasi Hills: TL). 
Omiodes lentalis (C. Felder, R. Felder & Rogenhofer, 1875) (Botys). India: “Bengal” (TL). 
Omiodes longipennis (Warren, 1896) (Charema). India: Meghalaya (Khasi Hills: TL). 
Omiodes maculicostalis (Hampson, 1893) (Coenostola). Sri Lanka (TL), Nagas. 
Omiodes milvinalis (Swinhoe, 1886) (Deba). India: Maharashtra (Pune: TL). 
Omiodes noctescens (Moore, 1888) (Charema). India: West Bengal (Darjeeling: TL).  
Omiodes ovenalis Swinhoe, 1906. India: Andaman Is. (Port Blair: TL). 
Omiodes origoalis (Walker, 1859) (Botys). NE India. 
Omiodes pernitescens (Swinhoe, 1894) (Charema). India: Meghalaya (Cherrapunji: TL). 
Omiodes similis (Moore, 1885) (Acharana). Sri Lanka (TL).
Omiodes subalbidalis (Swinhoe, 1894) (Charema). India: Meghalaya (Shillong, Cherrapunji: TL). 
Omiodes surrectalis (Walker, [1866]) (Deba). India: West Bengal; Sri Lanka (TL). 

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

Omiodes milvinalis -


StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh
Assam
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi2
Goa
Gujarat
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir
Jharkhand
Karnataka1
Kerala11
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra12
Manipur
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Paschimbanga
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu1
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand11
West Bengal7
Total7112241
  1. OD: Deba milvinalis Swinhoe, C. 1886. On the Lepidoptera of Bombay and the Deccan. Part IV. Heterocera (continued). Proceedings of the General Meetings for Scientific Business of the Zoological Society of London 1885 (4): 852–886, pls 56–57. TL: Pune, Maharashtra. Text at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/31016006#page/1021/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. 313, # 4912. Listed as Nacoleia barcalis
  3. Haruta, T. (Ed.). 1998. Moths of Nepal. Part 5. TINEA. Vol. 15 (Supplement 1). The Japan Heterocerists’ Society, Tokyo. Pl. 142/29 as Pilocrocis barcalis.
  4. Sondhi, Y. & S. Sondhi. 2016. A partial checklist of moths (Lepidoptera) of Dehradun, Mussoorie and Devalsari in Garhwal, Uttarakhand, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa 8(5): 8756–8776; http://dx.doi.org/10.11609/jott.2814.8.5.8756-8776. Image 227. As Pilocrocis barcalis

Note: Changed from Pilocrocis milvinalis (Swinhoe, [1886]) to Omiodes milvinalis (Swinhoe, [1886]) on 31 Jan 2022 by SS following Nuss at al. (2022) at http://globiz.pyraloidea.org

 

 

Other Notes

Similar species: Omiodes barcalis (Walker, 1856)
Botys barcalis Walker, 1859. Cat. Lep. 1001. TL: Borneo. Text at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/213193#page/215/mode/1up
http://globiz.pyraloidea.org [accessed 06 September 2020] list both O. barcalis and P. milvinalis as valid species. 
For now, we will treat the Indian population of this species as Omiodes milvinalis (Swinhoe, [1886]) and the Bornean population of this species as Omiodes barcalis (Walker, 1859), pending further investigation.
For a discussion on the issues with this taxa, see link below:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/927116764299160/permalink/1227432330934267

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Omiodes milvinalis (Swinhoe, [1886]) – . 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/omiodes-milvinalis, accessed 2024/02/24.