Rivula simulatrix Hampson, 1912 -

Taxonomic Information

Rivula Guenée, [1845] species known from the Indian subcontinent. 
Rivula aequalis (Walker, 1863). S. India; Sri Lanka.
Rivula albistriga (Hampson, 1893). Sri Lanka.
Rivula anaemica Hampson, 1926. India: Himachal Pradesh. 
Rivula auripalpis (Butler, 1889). India: Himachal Pradesh.
Rivula basalis Hampson, 1891. S. India; Sri Lanka.
Rivula bioculalis Moore, 1877. India; Sri Lanka.
Rivula cognata Hampson, 1912. W. & S. India; Sri Lanka.
Rivula curvifera (Walker, 1862). W. & S. India; Sri Lanka.
Rivula cyanepuncta Hampson, 1907. Bhutan. 
Rivula leucosticta Swinhoe, 1895. India: Khasi Hills, Meghalaya.
Rivula microcyma Hampson, 1926. India: Assam. 
Rivula microsticta Hampson, 1926. Bhutan. 
Rivula niveipuncta Swinhoe, 1905. India: Khasi Hills, Meghalaya.
Rivula pallida Moore, 1882. India: Kolkata, West Bengal; Sri Lanka.
Rivula plumipes Hampson, 1907. Sri Lanka.
Rivula striatura Swinhoe, 1895. India: Khasi Hills, Meghalaya.
Rivula sericealis (Scopoli, 1763). India; Sri Lanka. Rivula ochracea (Moore, 1882) is a treated as synonym. 
Rivula simulatrix Hampson, 1912. India; Sri Lanka.
Rivula trilineata Moore, 1888. Himalayas.

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

Rivula simulatrix -


Similar species: Rivula basalis Hampson, 1891
Presence of a dark shading around the bipunctate discal mark, this tending to be more intense in Rivula basalis, than Rivula simulatrix, though the HW cleft near tornus of Rivula basalis male is probably the better feature for separation. 

StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh
Assam
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi
Goa
Gujarat
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir
Jharkhand
Karnataka
Kerala
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra2
Manipur
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Paschimbanga
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand
West Bengal
Total2
  1. Rivula simulatrix Hampson, 1912, J. Bombay nat. Hist. Soc., 21: 1242. Text at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/30222675#page/604/mode/1up 
  2. https://www.mothsofborneo.com/part-17/rivulinae/rivulinae_1_14.php 
  3. https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/523583-Rivula-simulatrix

Note: Provisionally identified as separation from R. basalis is best done by examining hind wing cleft in R. basalis male and/or genitalia.

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Rivula simulatrix Hampson, 1912 – . 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/Rivula-simulatrix, accessed 2024/02/24.