Zitha tactilis (Swinhoe, 1890) -

Taxonomic Information

Zitha Walker, 1866 species known from India:
Zitha allidibasalis (Hampson, 1896). India: Nilgiris, Tamil Nadu.
Zitha castanealis (Hampson, 1896). Bhutan.
Zitha imperatrix Warren, 1896. India: Khasi Hills, Meghalaya.
Zitha moorei (Rose & Pajni, 1978). India: Chandigarh.
Zitha phaeaptera (Hampson, 1903). Sri Lanka.
Zitha psamathopis (Meyrick, 1894). Myanmar.
Zitha rosealis (Hampson, 1896). Bhutan; India: Margharita, Assam.
Zitha rufifascialis (Hampson, 1896). India: Assam, Nagas, Nagaland.
Zitha tactilis (Swinhoe, 1890). Myanmar, Nilgiri S. Slopes, 3000ft. Tamil Nadu.
Zitha torridalis (Lederer, 1863). Sri Lanka; Myanmar; Bhutan; India.
Zitha tripartita (Hampson, 1917). India: Assam, Khasi Hills, Meghalaya.
Zitha vibicalis (Lederer, 1863). Sri Lanka; India: Kulu, Himachal Pradesh, Mumbai, Maharashtra.

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

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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
Kerala2
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra
Manipur
Meghalaya1
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Paschimbanga
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand1
West Bengal
Total41
  1. Stemmatophora tactilis Swinhoe, 1890. Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 1890:290. Text at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/14678760#page/326/mode/1up
  2. Hampson, G. F. 1896. The Fauna of British India including Ceylon and Burma. Moths, Vol.4. Taylor & Francis, London. Pyralidae 594 p - 287 figs. # 4547, pg 156. 
  3. Haruta, T. (Ed.). 1998. Moths of Nepal. Part 5. TINEA. Vol. 15 (Supplement 1). The Japan Heterocerists’ Society, Tokyo. Pl. 143: 7. Listed as Koremalepis tactilis.  
  4. Sondhi, Y. & S. Sondhi. 2016. A partial checklist of moths (Lepidoptera) of Dehradun, Mussoorie and Devalsari in Garhwal, Uttarakhand, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa 8(5): 8756–8776; http://dx.doi.org/10.11609/jott.2814.8.5.8756-8776. [accessed 25 April 2021] Image 205. Listed as Xitha tactilis
  5. http://www.boldsystems.org/index.php/Taxbrowser_Taxonpage?taxid=314028 [accessed 25 April 2021]
  6. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/65454518

 

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Zitha tactilis (Swinhoe, 1890) – . 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/zitha-tactilis, accessed 2024/05/25.