Agrotera barcealis (Walker, 1859) -

Taxonomic Information

Agrotera Schrank, 1802 species known from India.
Agrotera basinotata Hampson, 1891. Indian subcontinent. TL: Nilgiris, Tamil Nadu. 
Agrotera barcealis (Walker, [1859]). India: Sri Lanka
Agrotera discinotata Swinhoe, 1894. India: Meghalaya (Cherrapunji: TL).
Agrotera effertalis (Walker, [1859]). Sri Lanka (TL). 
Agrotera scissalis (Walker, [1866]). TL: Java, Indonesia. 
Agrotera nemoralis (Scopoli, 1763). Andaman Is. 

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

Agrotera barcealis -


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Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh
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. Leucinodes barcealis Walker, 1859. List Spec. Lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. 19: 942. TL: Sarawak, Borneo. Text at https://archive.org/stream/listofspecimenso1921brit#page/942/mode/1up.
  2. Zebronia retractalis Walker, [1866]. List Spec. Lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. 34: 1350.
  3. Zebronia indecisalis Walker, [1866]. List Spec. Lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. 34: 1352.
  4. Leucinodes opalina Moore, [1885]. Lepid. Ceylon 3 (2): 289, pl. 179, f. 10. Text at https://archive.org/stream/lepidopteraofcey03moor#page/289/mode/1up. Plate at https://archive.org/stream/lepidopteraofcey03moor#page/n672/mode/1up.
  5. Hampson, G. F. 1896. The Fauna of British India including Ceylon and Burma. Moths, Vol.4. Taylor & Francis, London. Pyralidae 594 p - 287 figs. Pg. 268, # 4798.  

Note:We follow the placement of this taxon in genus Agrotera Schrank, 1802, as per http://globiz.pyraloidea.org. However, its appearance is very unlike Agrotera Schrank, 1802 and its correct generic placement needs investigation. 

 

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Agrotera barcealis (Walker, 1859) – . 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/agrotera-barcealis, accessed 2024/04/14.