Agrotis ipsilon (Hufnagel, 1766) - Ipsilon Dart

Taxonomic Information

Agrotis Ochsenheimer, 1816, species known from the Indian subcontinent. 
Agrotis amphora (Hampson, 1903). Pakistan; India: Kashmir.
Agrotis arnoldi (Turati, 1933). Pakistan.
Agrotis beesoni Kapur & Aurora, 1971. India: Darjeeling, West Bengal.
Agrotis cuprea (Moore, 1867). India: West Bengal.
Agrotis duosigna (Hampson, 1903). India: Kashmir.
Agrotis justa Corti, 1932. Nepal.
Agrotis maculaclarus Plante, 1979. Nepal.
Agrotis nagyapo Ronkay & Varga, 1998. Nepal.
Agrotis punctipes Walker, 1865. Sri Lanka.
Agrotis fraterna Moore, 1882. India: Darjeeling, West Bengal, Punjab.
Agrotis myanmara Pekarsky, 2019. Myanmar.
Agrotis yoshimotoi Ronkay & Varga in Hreblay & Ronkay, 1998. Nepal.
Agrotis rupicapra Ronkay & Varga in Hreblay & Ronkay, 1998. Nepal.
Agrotis ipsilon (Hufnagel, 1766). Indian Subcontinent.
Agrotis biconica Kollar, [1844]. Indian subcontinent.
Agrotis indiana Guenée, 1852. Nepal; India: Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh.
Agrotis violacea (Butler, 1889). India: Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh.
Agrotis longidentifera (Hampson, 1903). Islands in Indian Ocean.
Agrotis sardzeana Brandt, 1941. Pakistan; India.
Agrotis subspinifera (Hampson, 1903). Pakistan; India.
Agrotis segetum (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775). India: North India.​​​​​​​

Agrotis spinifera Hübner, 1808 – Gregson's dart moth. Indian Subcontinent. Considered junior synonym of Agrotis biconica Kollar, [1844].

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

Agrotis ipsilon - Ipsilon Dart


StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh32
Assam
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi
Goa
Gujarat
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir1
Jharkhand
Karnataka
Kerala
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra
Manipur
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Paschimbanga
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand11
West Bengal1
Total4311
Agrotis ipsilon (Hufnagel, 1766) – Ipsilon Dart: Apium graveolens, Daucus carota (Apiaceae), Arachis hypogaea, Glycine max, Medicago sativa, Phaseolus vulgaris, Trifolium alexandrinum, Vicia faba, Vigna mungo (Fabaceae), Beta vulgaris, Amaranthus tricolor, Amaranthus viridis (Amaranthaceae), Allium cepa (Amaryllidaceae), Asparagus officinalis (Asparagaceae), Avena sativa, Cynodon dactylon, Oryza sativa, Paspalum scrobiculatum, Saccharum officinarum, Triticum, Sorghum , Zea mays (Poaceae), Benincasa hispida, Cucumis sativus, Cucurbita maxima, Cucurbita moschata, Cucurbita pepo (Cucurbitaceae), Brassica nigra, Brassica oleracea, Brassica, rapa , Brassica juncea, Lepidium didymum, Raphanus raphanistrum  (Brassicaceae), Camellia sinensis (Theaceae), Lycopersicon esculentum, Capsicum annuum Nicotiana tabacum, Solanum tuberosum, Solanum nigrum (Solanaceae), Cedrus deodara, Pinus kesiya, Picea abies? (Pinaceae), Chenopodium album (Chenopodiaceae), Coffea (Rubiaceae), Colocasia esculenta (Araceae), Convolvulus arvensis, Evolvulus alsinoides, Ipomoea aquatica, Ipomoea batatas, Ipomoea purpurea, Ipomoea quamoclit (Convolvulaceae), Psidium guajava, Eucalyptus (Myrtaceae), Galinsoga parviflora, Helianthus annuus, Lactuca sativa, Lactuca serriola (Asteraceae), Gossypium herbaceum, Gossypium hirsutum (Malvaceae), Linum usitatissimum (Linaceae), Malus domestica, Prunus persica (Rosaceae), Papaver somniferum (Papaveraceae), Portulaca oleracea (Portulacaceae), Ricinus communis (Euphorbiaceae), Rumex dentatus (Polygonaceae), Vitis vinifera (Vitaceae) (Robinson et al. 2010)
  1. Phalaena ipsilon Hufnagel, 1766. Berlin Magaz. 3: 275.
  2. Haruta, T. (Ed.). 1992. Moths of Nepal. Part 1. TINEA. Vol. 13 (Supplement 2). The Japan Heterocerists’ Society, Tokyo. pl.14/4 
  3. Kononenko, V. S. & A. Pinratana. 2013. Moths of Thailand, Volume 3: Noctuoidea Part 2: Addendum to Vol. 3, Part 1, Families Erebidae, Nolidae, Euteliidae, Noctuidae and Checklist. Brothers of St. Gabriel in Thailand, Bangkok. 625 pp. + 55 pls. Pl. 56/2-3. 
  4. Chandra, K., Kumar, V., Singh, N., Raha, A., Sanyal, A.K.2019. Assemblages of Lepidoptera in Indian Himalaya through long term monitoring plots. Zoological Survey of India, Kolkata, 1-457 pp. Pl. 143.18.
  5. http://www.mothsofborneo.com/part-12/noctuinae/noctuinae_1_1.php [accessed 11 February 2021]
  6. https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/126276-Agrotis-ipsilon
  7. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agrotis_ipsilon 
  8. http://www.ukmoths.org.uk/species/agrotis-ipsilon  [accessed 11 February 2021]
  9. http://www.lepiforum.de/lepiwiki.pl?Agrotis_Ipsilon [accessed 11 February 2021]

 

Page citation

Anonymous 2023. Agrotis ipsilon (Hufnagel, 1766) – Ipsilon Dart. In Sondhi, S., Y. Sondhi, R.P. Singh, P. Roy and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 3.60. Published by the Indian Foundation for Butterflies. URL: https://moths.ncbs.res.in/agrotis-ipsilon, accessed 2023/10/03.