Trichosea spp. Grote, 1875 -

Taxonomic Information

Trichosea Grote, 1875 species known from the Indian subcontinent:

Trichosea champa (Moore, 1879) (Moma). Dharmsala. NE Himalaya. 

Trichosea diffusa Sugi, 1986. Nepal; Uttarakhand, E. Himalayas. 

Trichosea funebris Berio, 1973. Myanmar.

Trichosea gypsochroa (Hampson, 1913) (Moma). Sri Lanka.

Trichosea nigrescens (Hampson, 1913) (Moma). Sri Lanka.

Trichosea obsolescens (Warren, 1913). India: Punjab. 

Lepindex lists Trichosea obsolescens (Hampson, 1913) and Trichosea diffusa Sugi, 1986 as a synonym of Trichosea champa

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

Trichosea spp. -


Separating Trichosea champa and Trichosea diffusa (pers. com. Jose Martinez, who has done research on this genus).

Trichosea champa: Wingspan: ~45 mm, larger. Pair of black lines below cell spot on FW are generally open. HW apex is heavily suffused with black. Costal spot above cell spot is broader than diffusa

Trichosea diffusa: Wingspan ~38-40 mm, smaller. Pair of black lines below cell spot on FW are generally curved inwards to form an incomplete circle.  HW apex is less suffused with black, compared with champa. Costal spot above cell spot is more linear compared with champa.

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
Meghalaya1
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Paschimbanga
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand11
West Bengal1
Total11111
  1. Sugi, S.; Nakamura, M. 1886. Trichosea champa (Moore) and its allied species (Lepidoptera, Noctuidae). Gekkan-Mushi 189: 3-12
  2. Chen, Y. X. 1990. A new species and new record of Trichosea from China Lepidoptera Noctuidae. Acta Entomologica Sinica 33.3: 360-361.
 

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Trichosea spp. Grote, 1875 – . In Sondhi, S., Y. Sondhi, R.P. Singh, P. Roy and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 3.73. Published by the Indian Foundation for Butterflies. URL: https://moths.ncbs.res.in/trichosea-spp, accessed 2024/04/22.