Polypogon producta (Hampson, 1907) -

Taxonomic Information

Note: This species is provisionally identified as Polypogon producta (Hampson, 1907). While its description matches P. producta well, this represents a new record for India and though its type locality is Sri Lanka; and its presence in S. India is not unexpected, its identify is best confirmed through genitalia dissection and/or molecular phylogeny.

Polypogon Schrank, 1802 species known from the Indian subcontinent. 
Polypogon factitia (Swinhoe, 1890). Myanmar (TL). 
Polypogon innocens (Butler, 1870). India: West Bengal (Darjeeling). 
Polypogon minoralis (Walker, [1866]). Sri Lanka (TL). 
Polypogon mundiferalis (Walker, [1866]). NE Himalaya. 
Polypogon planilinea (Hampson, 1898). India: Sikkim, Meghalaya (Khasi Hills). 
Polypogon vermiculata (Leech, 1900). India: Uttarakhand (Kumaon). Listed as Hermina vermiculata by Sanyal et al 2018. 
Polypogon neleusalis (Walker, [1859]). India; Sri Lanka. 
Polypogon producta (Hampson, 1907). India: Kerala; Sri Lanka.

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

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  1. Nodaria producta Hampson, 1907. The Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society 17: 669. TL: Sri Lanka, Pundaloya.Text at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/95250#page/779/mode/1up 
  2. Kononenko, V. S. & A. Pinratana. 2005. Moths of Thailand, Volume 3: Noctuidae. An Illustrated Catalogue of the Noctuidae (Lepidoptera) in Thailand: Part 1: Herminiinae, Rivulinae, Hypeninae, Catocalinae, Aganainae, Euteliinae, Stictopterinae, Plusiinae, Pantheinae, Acronictinae and Agaristinae. Brothers of St. Gabriel in Thailand, Bangkok. 261 pp. + 45 pls. Pg. 15, Pl. 1: 44 (as Zanclognatha sp.). 
  3. Kononenko, V. S. & A. Pinratana. 2013. Moths of Thailand, Volume 3: Noctuoidea Part 2: Addendum to Vol. 3, Part 1, Families Erebidae, Nolidae, Euteliidae, Noctuidae and Checklist. Brothers of St. Gabriel in Thailand, Bangkok. 625 pp. + 55 pls. Pl. 2/35. 
  4. https://www.mothsofborneo.com/part-17/herminiinae/herminiinae_23_7.php
  5. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/122785670 for discussion on species. 

Note: This species is provisionally identified as Polypogon producta (Hampson, 1907). While its description matches P. producta well, this represents a new record for India and though its type locality is Sri Lanka; and its presence in S. India is not unexpected, its identify is best confirmed through genitalia dissection and/or molecular phylogeny.

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Polypogon producta (Hampson, 1907) – . 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/Polypogon-producta, accessed 2024/02/24.