Pygospila tyres (Cramer, [1780]) - Spotted Grass Moth

Taxonomic Information

Pygospila Guenée, 1854 species known from India.
Pygospila bivittalis Walker, 1866. India.
Pygospila costiflexalis Guenée, 1854. W. &. S. India, Arunachal Pradesh, West Bengal, Meghalaya; Sri Lanka.
Pygospila cuprealis Swinhoe, 1892. NE India; Myanmar. 
Pygospila tyres (Cramer, [1780]). Indian subcontinent.

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh1
Arunachal Pradesh325
Assam
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi11
Goa
Gujarat1111
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh1
Jammu and Kashmir
Jharkhand
Karnataka311
Kerala242211
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra1242381
Manipur1
Meghalaya52
Mizoram
Nagaland11
Odisha1
Paschimbanga11
Pondicherry
Punjab1
Rajasthan
Sikkim3
Tamil Nadu1121112
Tripura1
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand311
West Bengal2
Total326912181015132

Pygospila tyres (Cramer, [1870]) – Spotted Grass Moth: Holarrhena pubescens, Tabernaemontana alternifolia, Wrightia arborea, Wrightia tinctoria (Apocynaceae) (Robinson et al. 2010).

  1. OD: Phalaena tyres Cramer, [1780]. Uitl. Kapellen. 3 (22): Pl. 263, f. C. Plate at https://archive.org/details/CUbiodiversity1277042-9599/page/PL.+CCLXIII/mode/1up?view=theater
  2. Haruta, T. (Ed.). 1995. Moths of Nepal. Part 4. TINEA. Vol. 14 (Supplement 2). The Japan Heterocerists’ Society, Tokyo. Pl. 126/14.
  3. http://www.africanmoths.com/pages/CRAMBIDAE/SPILOMELINAE/pygospila%20tyres.html
  4. http://lepidoptera.butterflyhouse.com.au/spil/tyres.html

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Pygospila tyres (Cramer, [1780]) – Spotted Grass Moth. In Sondhi, S., Y. Sondhi, R.P. Singh, P. Roy and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 3.74. Published by the Indian Foundation for Butterflies. URL: https://moths.ncbs.res.in/pygospila-tyres, accessed 2024/06/20.