Scopelodes kwangtungensis Hering, 1931 -

Taxonomic Information

List of Scopelodes Westwood, 1841 species known from India.
Scopelodes contracta Walker, 1855. India
Scopelodes kwangtungensis Hering, 1931. Nepal; Bangladesh; Myanmar; India: North India.
Scopelodes sericea Butler, 1880. Myanmar; India.
Scopelodes testacea Butler, 1886. Sri Lanka; Nepal; Bhutan; Bangladesh; Myanmar; India.
Scopelodes unicolor Westwood, 1841. Myanmar.
Scopelodes venosa Walker, 1855. Nepal; Bhutan; Bangladesh; Myanmar; India.
Scopelodes vulpina Moore, 1879. Nepal; Myanmar; India: Khasia Hills, Meghalaya, Darjeeling, West Bengal.
Scopelodes witti Solovyev & Giusti, 2017. India: Assam, Andamans.

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

Scopelodes kwangtungensis -


The species is similar to Scopelodes venosa Walker, 1855, but easily distinguished by clear white tufts of third segment of labial palps (Colour plate 12, figs 8–9). 
 

StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh7
Assam
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi
Goa
Gujarat
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
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
Total7
  1. Scopelodes venosa kwangtungensis Hering, 1931. In: Seitz, A. (Ed.). Macrolep. World, 10: 689, fig. 87e.Type locality: China: “Kwang-tung, Liu-ping”. Lectotype: ♂ (ZMHB) 
  2. Pan, Z. & Wu, C., 2015. New and little known Limacodidae (Lepidoptera) from Xizang, China, Zootaxa 3999 (3), pp. 393-400. Fig. 5. 
  3. Solovyev, A.V. & T.J. Witt, 2009: The Limacodidae of Vietnam. Entomofauna Supplement 16: 33-229. Pl. 12, figs 8–9.
  4. Solovyev, A.V. and Giusti, A., 2018. Revision of the genus Scopelodes Westwood, 1841 (Lepidoptera, Limacodidae) with description of 16 new species. Insect Systematics & Evolution, 49(5), pp.520-581. Fig. 132 for labial palp. Fig. 58/59 for adults from India. 
     

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Scopelodes kwangtungensis Hering, 1931 – . 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/Scopelodes-kwangtungensis, accessed 2024/03/01.