Polyphena herbifera (Walker, 1855) -

Taxonomic Information

Polyphena Solovyev, 2014 species known from India. 
Polyphena herbifera (Walker, 1855). India: NW Himalaya; Nepal.
Polyphena canangae (Hering, 1931). NE Himalaya.
Polyphena latifascia (Walker, 1855). India, 

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

Polyphena herbifera -


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
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand
West Bengal
Total2

Polyphena herbifera (Walker, 1855): Cananga odorata (Annonaceae),Terminalia myriocarpa (Combretaceae), Ricinus communis (Euphorbiaceae) (Robinson et al. 2010).

  1. OD: Nyssia herbifera Walker, 1855. List. Lep. Ins. Br. Mus. 5:1136. Text at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/120193#page/388/mode/1up
  2. Parasa herbifera Dudgeon, G. C. 1887. A Catalogue of the Heterocera of Sikkim and Bhutan. Journal of Bombay Natural History Society Vol.9, Part 2. # 871, Pg. 263. Plate III, Fig, 8-9. Text at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/30168717#page/343/mode/1up
  3. Haruta, T. (Ed.). 1993. Moths of Nepal. Part 2. TINEA. Vol. 13 (Supplement 3). The Japan Heterocerists’ Society, Tokyo. Pl 39/19-20. 
  4. Solovyev, A.V. (2014) Parasa Moore Auct: Phylogenetic review of the complex from the Palaearctic and Indomalayan regions (Lepidoptera, Limacodidae). In: Proceedings of the Museum Witt Munich. Akademischer Verlag München, München, 240 pp.

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Polyphena herbifera (Walker, 1855) – . 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/polyphena-herbifera, accessed 2024/02/22.