Siccia spp. Walker, 1854 -

Taxonomic Information

Siccia Walker, 1854 species from India (Volynkin et al. 2023; Volynkin et al, 2017; Arctiid Moths of India, Vol 2.)
Siccia albisparsa (Hampson, 1898). NE India. 
Siccia amnaea (Swinhoe, 1894). NE India. 
Siccia fulvocincta (Hampson, 1900). S. India. 
Siccia maculifascia (Moore, 1878). NE India. 
Siccia guttulosana (Walker, 1863). India, Sri Lanka. 
Siccia mesozonata Hampson, 1898. NE India, Thailand, Malay Peninsula. 
Siccia nilgirica (Hampson, 1891). S India; Sri Lanka.  
Siccia nocturna (Hampson, 1900). NE India. 
Siccia quinquefascia (Hampson, 1891). S. India. 
Siccia sagittifera (Moore, 1888). TL: Dharmsala, Himachal Pradesh. 
Siccia seriata Hampson, 1900. NE India, Thailand.
Siccia sordida (Butler, 1877). India: Coimbatore (TL), Punjab, Himachal Pradesh.; Sri Lanka. Aemene subcinerea Moore, 1878 is a synonym. 
Siccia taprobanis (Walker, 1854). India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, W and SW China. 
Siccia tenebrosa (Moore, 1878). TL: Mumbai, Maharashtra. 

Aemene flavescens Hampson, 1898. NE India. Listed as Halone flavescens (Hampson, 1898) (Funet).
Aemene tau Heylaerts, 1891 & Aemene spotoptera Singh & Kirti not listed in Volynkin et al. (2023). 

Note: As per Volynkin et al 2023, the genus Aemene Walker, 1854 stands revised to Siccia Walker, 1854. 

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

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Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh1112
Arunachal Pradesh1
Assam1
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Chhattisgarh111
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi1
Goa
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Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir
Jharkhand
Karnataka11
Kerala11
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra1822
Manipur
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Mizoram
Nagaland1
Odisha
Paschimbanga1
Pondicherry
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Rajasthan
Sikkim1
Tamil Nadu
Tripura1
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand1
West Bengal
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  1. Kirti, J.S. & N. Singh. 2016. Arctiid Moths of India. Vol. 2, pp 1-214. Nature Books of India, New Delhi. 
  2. Volynkin, A.V., Černý, K. and Ivanova, M.S., 2017. Description of a new Aemene Walker, 1854 from North Thailand and Myanmar, with a checklist of the genus (Lepidoptera, Erebidae, Arctiinae). Zootaxa, 4306(3), pp. 444-450.
  3. Singh, N. ,Joshi, R.,Kirti, J. S.,Bisht, S. S., & H. S. Param. 2021. A catalogue of Indian Arctiinae (Erebidae, Lepidoptera). Zootaxa 5058 (1): 001–118. 
  4. Volynkin, A.V., 2023. Contribution to the knowledge of the genus Siccia Walker (= Aemene Walker, syn. n.) in the Afrotropics with descriptions of seventy-three new species, three new subspecies, and a check-list of Asiatic taxa of the genus (Lepidoptera: Erebidae: Arctiinae: Lithosiini). Ecologica Montenegrina, 64, pp.1-184.

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Siccia spp. Walker, 1854 – . 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/siccia-spp, accessed 2024/02/24.