Pericyma umbrina (Guenée, 1852) -

Taxonomic Information

Pericyma Herrich-Schäffer, [1851] species from India. Most of the species display polymorphism. 

Pericyma albidens (Walker, 1865) (Moepa). S. India. 

Pericyma cruegeri (Butler, 1886) (Homoptera). India.

Pericyma detersa (Walker, 1865) (Homoptera). N India. 

Pericyma glaucinans (Guenée, 1852) (Alamis). India, Bangladesh.

Pericyma umbrina (Guenée, 1852) (Alamis). India.  

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh1
Arunachal Pradesh2
Assam
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi11
Goa
Gujarat
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh11
Jammu and Kashmir
Jharkhand
Karnataka
Kerala
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra1
Manipur
Meghalaya1
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Paschimbanga
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu1
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand3342
West Bengal1
Total274613

Pericyma umbrina (Guenée, 1852): Acacia catechu, Acacia lenticularis, Acacia polyacantha (Fabaceae) (Robinson et al. 2010). Reared by Rachit Singh on Acacia catechu (Sondhi et al. 2020). 

  1. OD: Alamis umbrina Guenée, 1852. Noct. 3:4. 
  2. Hampson, G. F. 1894. The Fauna of British India including Ceylon and Burma. Moths, Vol. 2. Taylor & Francis, London. Arctiidae, Agrostidae, Noctuidae 609 p - 325 figs. Pg. 474, # 2443 as Homoptera umbrina
  3. Pericyma umbrina; Gardner, 1947. Trans. Roy. Ent. Soc. London. 98: 75. Larval description.  
  4. Haruta, T. (Ed.). 1993. Moths of Nepal. Part 2. TINEA. Vol. 13 (Supplement 3). The Japan Heterocerists’ Society, Tokyo. Pl. 46/22. 
  5. http://www.africanmoths.com/pages/EREBIDAE/EREBINAE/pericyma%20umbrina.htm. [accessed 16 July 2019]

Other Notes

The forewing post-medial line in Pericyma glaucinans is incurved beyond cell, and then oblique to inner margin. In Pericyma umbrina, the forewing post-medial line is incurved beyond cell, and then sinuous to inner margin. In Pericyma glaucinans, the HW postmedial begins near apex and is straight and oblique towards inner margin (post-medial line is sinuous in umbrina). In Pericyma albidens, the postmedial line is more or less straight, with a small kink at v.4. In Pericyma albidens, the medial black line, curves in to costa, while in Pericyma glaucinans, it is largely parallel to the postmedial. 

Page citation

Singh, R. 2023. Pericyma umbrina (Guenée, 1852) – . 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/pericyma-umbrina, accessed 2023/05/28.