Westermannia superba Hübner, 1823 -

Taxonomic Information

Westermannia Hübner, [1821] species known from India. 
Westermannia argentea Hampson, 1891. India: Nilgiris, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Andamans; Sri Lanka.
Westermannia elliptica Bryk, 1913. India: Himachal Pradesh, West Bengal, Arunachal Pradesh; Nepal.
Westermannia superba Hübner, 1823. India: Mizoram, Maharashtra, West & South India, Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal, Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Chattisgarh, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Andaman & Nicobar Isl.; Sri Lanka; Nepal.
Westermannia triangularis Moore, 1877. India: Sikkim, Assam, Uttarakhand, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Jharkhand, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Andaman & Nicobar Is.; Nepal.

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh1
Arunachal Pradesh1133
Assam
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi
Goa1
Gujarat
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir
Jharkhand
Karnataka
Kerala1
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh2
Maharashtra1412
Manipur
Meghalaya1
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Paschimbanga
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim1
Tamil Nadu
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand2
West Bengal11
Total1251641322

Westermannia superba Hübner, 1823: Anogeissus leiocarpa, Terminalia myriocarpa, Terminalia tomentosa (Combretaceae)(Robinson et al. 2010).

  1. Hampson, G. F. 1894. The Fauna of British India including Ceylon and Burma. Moths, Vol. 2. Arctiidae, Agrostidae, Noctuidae, pg 359, # 2177
  2. Haruta, T. (Ed.). Moths of Nepal. pl.43,fg.7
  3. Smetacek, P. 2008. Moths recorded from different elevation in Nainital district, Kumaon Himalaya, India. Bionotes 10(1):5 -15 Bhimtal (1,500 m)
  4. Wikipedia contributors. Westermannia superba [Internet]. Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia; 2015 Jan 16, 09:28 UTC [cited 2015 Oct 29]. Available from: https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Westermannia_superba&oldid=642739760.

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Westermannia superba Hübner, 1823 – . In Sondhi, S., Y. Sondhi, R.P. Singh, P. Roy and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 3.74. Published by the Indian Foundation for Butterflies. URL: https://moths.ncbs.res.in/westermannia-superba, accessed 2024/06/20.