Pangora matherana Moore, 1879 -

Taxonomic Information

List of Pangora Moore, 1879 known from India.
Pangora coorgensis (Hampson, 1916), India (South India).
Pangora distorta Moore, 1879, India (NW Himalayas).
Pangora erosa (Walker, 1855), India (South India).
Pangora matherana Moore, 1879, India (Maharashtra, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu (Nilgiris, Kanyakumari), Kerala, Goa).

Note: A very variable species. "P. erosa has more white colour at the base of the forewing and the ground colour is a little bit different. Quite good figures of the females are in Seitz: Bombyces et Sphinges Indoaustraliens, Pl. 10/a." per comms Dr Karel Cerny. 

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh
Assam
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi
Goa1
Gujarat
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir
Jharkhand
Karnataka2113
Kerala452131
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra1411
Manipur
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Paschimbanga
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand
West Bengal
Total21463645

Pangora matherana Moore, 1879: Algae on rocks and tree trunks (Robinson et al. 2010).

  1. Hampson, G. F. 1901, Catalogue Lepidoptera Phalaenae British Museum 3: pg. 362, f. 159
  2. Museum WITT. Virtuelle Sammlungen des Museum WITT http://www.insecta-web.org/cgi-bin/MWM/vk/dysplay_virt_koll.pl?id=547&fam=Arctiidae&t=t_entry [accessed 07 February 2017]

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Pangora matherana Moore, 1879 – . In Sondhi, S., Y. Sondhi, R.P. Singh, P. Roy and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 3.73. Published by the Indian Foundation for Butterflies. URL: https://moths.ncbs.res.in/pangora-matherana, accessed 2024/04/21.