Opisthograptis moelleri Warren, 1893 -

Taxonomic Information

List of Opisthograptis Hübner, 1823 known from India based on Kirti et al. (2019).
Opisthograptis crataegata Linnaeus, 1761.
Opisthograptis irrorata (Hampson, 1895). India: Dalhousie, Himachal Pradesh.
Opisthograptis luteolata luteolata (Linnaeus, 1758). India: Indian Himalayas (?).
Opisthograptis mimulina Butler, 1886. India: Himachal Pradesh; Uttarakhand; Nepal. 
Opisthograptis moelleri Warren, 1893. India: Sikkim.
Opisthograptis rumiformis (Hampson, 1902). India: Indian Himalayas.
Opisthograptis sulphurea (Butler, 1880). India: Darjeeling, West Bengal.
Opisthograptis tridentifera (Moore, 1888). India: Darjeeling, West Bengal.

Opisthograptis luteolata is extralimital being found in Europe and West Asia.

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

Opisthograptis moelleri -


Originally reported from Sikkim. Range extended to Kumaon by Smetacek (2008). Record (bh382) here extends range to Himachal Pradesh.

StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh1
Assam
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi
Goa
Gujarat
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh1
Jammu and Kashmir
Jharkhand
Karnataka
Kerala
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra
Manipur
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Paschimbanga
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim1
Tamil Nadu
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand
West Bengal1
Total31
  1. Hampson, G. F. 1895. The Fauna of British India including Ceylon and Burma. Moths, Vol.3. Noctuidae (cont.) to Geometridae 546 p - 226 figs, pg 184, # 3191 as Rumia molleri
  2. Wikipedia contributors. Opisthograptis moelleri [Internet]. Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia; 2015 Jun 24, 02:27 UTC [cited 2015 Sep 4]. Available from: https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Opisthograptis_moelleri&oldid=668405123.

Page citation

Anonymous 2023. Opisthograptis moelleri Warren, 1893 – . In Sondhi, S., Y. Sondhi, R.P. Singh, P. Roy and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 3.50. Published by the Indian Foundation for Butterflies. URL: https://moths.ncbs.res.in/opisthograptis-moelleri, accessed 2023/06/08.