Pingasa rufofasciata Moore, 1888 -

Taxonomic Information

List of Pingasa Moore, [1887] known from India based on Kirti et al. (2019).
Pingasa alba alba Swinhoe, 1891. India: Khasi Hills, Meghalaya.
Pingasa chlora chlora (Stoll, 1782). India: Indian Himalaya.
Pingasa crenaria (Guenée, 1858). India: Central India.
Pingasa dispensata (Walker, 1860). India: North India.
Pingasa elutriata Prout, 1916. India: Darjeeling, West Bengal.
Pingasa lariaria (Walker, 1860). India: Bengal.
Pingasa pseudoterpinaria gracilis Prout, 1916. India: Khasi Hills, Meghalaya. 
Pingasa pseudoterpinaria tephrosiaria Guenée, 1858. India: NW Himalaya. 
Pingasa rubicunda Warren, 1894. India: Khasi Hills, Meghalaya.
Pingasa rufofasciata Moore, 1888. India: Darjeeling, West Bengal, Arunachal Pradesh.
Pingasa ruginaria ruginaria (Guenée, [1858]). India: North India.
Pingasa ruginaria andamanica Prout, 1916. India: South Andaman, Port Blair.
Pingasa subviridis Warren, 1896. India: Cherrapunji, Meghalaya.
Pingasa venusta Warren, 1894. India: Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh.

Unconfirmed records
Pingasa multispurcata Prout, 1913. An African species.

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

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  1. OD: Pingasa rufofasciata Moore, 1888. Descr. New. Indian Lepid insects Colln Atkn. 3:247 (TL: Darjeeling). 
  2. Pingasa rufofasciata, Moore, In: Cotes & Swinhoe ,1888. Cat. Moths Ind. (4), p. 507. 
  3. Seitz, A. (Ed.). Macro. Lep. World. Vol. 12, pg. 48, Pl. 5e. 
  4. Han, H. & Xue, D. 2011. Fauna Sinica (Insecta Vol. 54, Lepidoptera, Geometridae, Geometrinae). Science Press, Beijing. 787 pp. Pl. 10/16. 
  5. Sondhi, S. Karmakar, T., Sondhi, Y. & K. Kunte. 2021. Moths of Tale Wildlife Sanctuary, Arunachal Pradesh, India with seventeen additions to the moth fauna of India (Lepidoptera: Heterocera). Tropical Lepidoptera Research 31(Supplement 2): 1-53. DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.5062572. Pl. 16/415.
  6. http://v3.boldsystems.org/index.php/Taxbrowser_Taxonpage?taxid=323634 

Notes: From key in Han & Xue (20011; Seitz Vol. 12). Postmedial line not arched,serrate, slightly to strongly. Outer postmedial line diffused with distinct pink-brown, red-brown or yellow-brown scales. Lacks yellow below. Below, the marginal border is largely obsolete, and grey, rather than black, and present near the apex. Wing has underside white, occasionally diffused with little grey or black-brown.

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Pingasa rufofasciata Moore, 1888 – . 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/pingasa-rufofasciata, accessed 2024/03/01.