Biston falcata (Warren, 1893) -

Taxonomic Information

List of Biston Leach, 1815 known from India based on Kirti et al. (2019). 
Biston bengaliaria (Guenee, [1858]). India: Bengal. 
Biston betularia coagnataria (Guenée, [1858]). India: Western Himalayas, Solan, Simla, Kharapathar, Sarahan, Himachal Pradesh. 
Biston contectaria Walker, 1863. India: Canara, Karnataka. 
Biston falcata (Warren, 1893). India: Sikkim. 
Biston mediolata Jiang, Xue & Han, 2011. India: Mizoram. 
Biston panterianaria panterianaria (Bremer & Grey, 1853). India: Darjeeling, West Bengal. 
Biston porphyria (Butler, 1889). India: Kangara district, Himachal Pradesh. 
Biston regalis regalis (Moore, 1888). India: Darjeeling, West Bengal. 
Biston sinuata Hampson, 1895. India: Sikkim. 
Biston strigaria (Moore, 1879). India: Tamil Nadu, Kerala; Sri Lanka. 
Biston suppressaria suppressaria (Guenee, [1858]). India: Central India.           

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

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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
Uttarakhand122
West Bengal
Total222
  1. OD: Eubyjodonta falcata Warren, 1893. Proc. zool. Soc. Lond. 1893 (2): 416; TL: Sikkim. Text at https://archive.org/details/proceedingsofgen93scie/page/416/mode/1up?view=theater
  2. Haruta, T. (Ed.). 1994. Moths of Nepal. Part 3. TINEA. Vol. 14 (Supplement 1). The Japan Heterocerists’ Society, Tokyo. Pl.70:14
  3. Han, H, Jiang, N., Xue, D. 2011. A review of Biston Leach, 1815 (Lepidoptera, Geometridae, Ennominae) from China, with description of one new species. ZooKeys 139: 45-96. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.139.1308
  4. Jiang, N., Li, X., Hausmann, A., Cheng, R., Xue, D. & H. Han. 2017. A molecular phylogeny of the Palaearctic and Oriental members of the tribe Boarmiini (Lepidoptera: Geometridae: Ennominae). Invertebrate Systematics, 31(4), pp.427-441. For tribal placement in Boarmiini. 
  5. Murillo-Ramos, L., Brehm, G., Sihvonen, P., Hausmann, A., Holm, S., Ghanavi, H.R., Õunap, E., Truuverk, A., Staude, H., Friedrich, E. & Tammaru, T., 2019. A comprehensive molecular phylogeny of Geometridae (Lepidoptera) with a focus on enigmatic small subfamilies. PeerJ7, p.e7386. For tribal placement in Boarmiini. 

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Biston falcata (Warren, 1893) – . 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/biston-falcata, accessed 2024/05/26.