Tyspanodes hypsalis Warren, 1891 -

Taxonomic Information

Tyspanodes Warren, 1891 species known from India. 
Tyspanodes cardinalis Hampson, 1896. India: Nagas, Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh. 
Tyspanodes fascialis (Moore, [1868]). India: Bengal, Arunachal Pradesh. 
Tyspanodes flaviventer Warren, 1891. India: Darjeeling, West Bengal. 
Tyspanodes hypsalis Warren, 1891. India: Arunachal Pradesh.
Tyspanodes linealis Moore, [1868]. Bhutan; Sri Lanka; India: Darjeeling, West Bengal, Himalayas, Andaman Is., Maharashtra, Karnataka. 
Tyspanodes nigrolinealis (Moore, [1868]). India: Sikkim, Bengal, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya.

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

Tyspanodes hypsalis -


Similar species: Tyspanodes flaviventer Warren, 1891
Warren, W. 1891. Descriptions of new genera and species of Pyralidae contained in the British-Museum collection. Annals and Magazine of Natural History, including Zoology, Botany and Geology, London (ser. 6) 7: 423–438, 494–501. Pg. 425. Text at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/19243373#page/461/mode/1up
FBI, Hampson, Vol. 4, pg. 298, # 4869. 
SS identified this species as hypsalis in the Moths of Tale paper. But the very similar flaviventer description states its legs, black and white. Head and thorax ocherous and abdomen yellow, implying differently coloured thorax and abdomen, which is not so in the Tale individual. FW chequered in flaviventer; glossy cinereous (ashy-grey) in hypsalis

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
Uttarakhand
West Bengal
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  1. Tyspanodes hypsalis Warren, 1891. Descriptions of new genera and species of Pyralidae contained in the British-Museum collection. Annals and Magazine of Natural History, including Zoology, Botany and Geology, London (ser. 6) 7: 423–438, 494–501. Pg. 426. TL: China. Text at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/19243373#page/462/mode/1up
  2. Haruta, T. (Ed.). 2000. Moths of Nepal. Part 6. TINEA. Vol. 16 (Supplement 1). The Japan Heterocerists’ Society, Tokyo. Pl. 163/18. 
  3. Sondhi, S. Karmakar, T., Sondhi, Y. & K. Kunte. 2021. Moths of Tale Wildlife Sanctuary, Arunachal Pradesh, India with seventeen additions to the moth fauna of India (Lepidoptera: Heterocera). Tropical Lepidoptera Research 31(Supplement 2): 1-53. DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.5062572. Image 42. 
  4. Singh, N., Ranjan, R., Talukdar, A., Joshi, R., Kirti, J.S., Chandra, K. and Mally, R., 2022. A catalogue of Indian Pyraloidea (Lepidoptera). Zootaxa, 5197(1), pp.1-423.
  5. https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/244112-Tyspanodes-hypsalis
  6. http://www.boldsystems.org/index.php/Taxbrowser_Taxonpage?taxid=273091

Note: Not reported previously from India (Singh et al. 2022). See notes on Tyspanodes flaviventer Warren, 1891 in Identification section. 

Page citation

Anonymous 2023. Tyspanodes hypsalis Warren, 1891 – . 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/Tyspanodes-hypsalis, accessed 2023/05/31.