Timandra ruptilinea Warren,1897 -

Taxonomic Information

Timandra Duponchel, 1829 species known from India.
Timandra amataria griseata (Petersen, 1902). 
Timandra comptaria Walker, 1863. India.
Timandra convectaria convectaria Walker, 1861. Bangladesh; India: Shimla, Nauni, Subathu. 
Timandra correspondens (Hampson, 1895). Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh.
Timandra nelsoni Prout, 1918. South India; Sri Lanka. 
Timandra obsoleta Warren, 1897. Khasi Hills, Meghalaya. 
Timandra responsaria responsaria Moore, 1888. Cherrapunji; Nilgiris.
Timandra ruptilinea Warren, 1897. E. Himalayas. 

Timandra griseata, Timandra comptaria, Timandra ruptilinea has FW postmedial line arising from apex. 

Timandra correspondens, Timandra convectaria has FW postmedial line arising from below apex.

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

Timandra ruptilinea -


Similiar species:

Timandra convectaria and T. ruptilinea (as per comms. 2017-02-21 07:52:30 Roger Kendrick)

The key visible differences between T. convectaria and T. ruptilinea are as follows:

T. convectaria:
‣ forewing between costa and radial vein is darkly suffused from the base to around the median;
‣ small dark spot near the apex, just terminally placed off the main "blood-vein" streak;
‣ antennae darkened dorsally

T. ruptilinea lacks these three features, and consequently looks paler and "cleaner". Additionally, the "blood-vein" in ruptilinea meets the apex at the apex or just to the terminal side, whereas in convectaria, this line meets the apex several mm on the costal side.

StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh22
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
Total22
  1. Timandra ruptilinea Warren, 1897. New genera and species of moths from the Old-World regions in the Tring Museum. Novitates Zoologicae. Vol 4: 64.
  2. hkwildlife.net http://www.hkwildlife.net/Forum/viewthread.php?tid=36922 [accessed 28 March 2017]
  3. Kendrick, R. 2002. Moths (insecta : lepidoptera) of Hong Kong.  FullText.pdf Plate 20/25.
  4. Cui, L., Xue, D. and Jiang, N., 2019. A review of Timandra Duponchel, 1829 from China, with description of seven new species (Lepidoptera, Geometridae). ZooKeys, 829, p.43. Fig. 16. 

Page citation

Anonymous 2023. Timandra ruptilinea Warren,1897 – . In Sondhi, S., Y. Sondhi, R.P. Singh, P. Roy and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 3.50. Published by the Indian Foundation for Butterflies. URL: https://moths.ncbs.res.in/timandra-ruptilinea, accessed 2023/06/08.