Teliphasa albifusa (Hampson, 1896) -

Taxonomic Information

Teliphasa Moore, 1888 species known from India:
Teliphasa albifusa (Hampson, 1896). India: Sikkim, Naga Hills, Uttarakhand. 
Teliphasa similalbifusa Li, 2016.  India: Assam, West Bengal, Uttarakhand (Chandra et al 2019). 

Teliphasa nubilosa Moore, 1888. India: Darjeeling (TL), West Bengal.

Teliphasa orbiculifer Moore, 1888. India: Darjeeling (TL), West Bengal.
 

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

Teliphasa albifusa -


Extralimital similar species:
Teliphasa elegans (Butler, 1881) (Japan) (white form) & Teliphasa similalbifusa Li in Liu, Wang & Li, 2016 (China), are very similar & best separated by examination of genitalia.

StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh1
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
Uttarakhand11
West Bengal1
Total1111
  1. OD: Macalla albifusa Hampson, 1896. The Fauna of British India including Ceylon and Burma. Moths, Vol.4. Taylor & Francis, London. Pyralidae 594 p - 287 figs. pg 113, #4442.
  2. Shibuya, J., 1928. The systematic study on the Formosan Pyralidae. Journal of the Faculty of Agriculture, Hokkaido Imperial University, 22(1), pp.1-300. Pl. 5/4.
  3. Liu, L., Wang, Y. and Li, H., 2016. Taxonomic review of the genus Teliphasa Moore, 1888 from China, with descriptions of four new species (Lepidoptera, Pyralidae, Epipaschiinae). ZooKeys, (554), p.119-137.
  4. https://v3.boldsystems.org/index.php/Taxbrowser_Taxonpage?taxid=314077
  5. http://www.jpmoth.org/Pyralidae/Epipaschiinae/Teliphasa_albifusa.html
  6. https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/855329-Teliphasa-albifusa

Note:Teliphasa nubilosa Moore, 1888 and Teliphasa orbiculifer Moore, 1888 are mentioned as synonyms of Macalla derogatella in FBI, Hampson, Vol. 4, pg. 114, #4443 and lack the white medial patch on FW. 

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Teliphasa albifusa (Hampson, 1896) – . 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/teliphasa-albifusa, accessed 2024/03/03.