Biston strigaria (Moore, 1879) -

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

Biston strigaria Moore, 1879 is very similar to Biston suppressaria suppressaria (Guenee, [1858]) based on external morphology, and are best separated by comparing male genitalia. 

StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
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
Kerala1211
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra
Manipur
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Paschimbanga
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand
West Bengal
Total1211
Biston strigaria (Moore, 1879): Cassia spp. (Fabaceae), Grewia tiliifolia, Microcos spp. (Malvaceae), Phyllanthus spp. (Phyllanthaceae) (Robinson et al. 2010). 
  1. OD: Buzara strigaria Moore, 1879. Proc. Zool. Soc. Lond. Pg. 416. TL: Sri Lanka. Text at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/90455#page/160/mode/1up 
  2. Moore, F. 1884-7. The Lepidoptera of Ceylon, Vol 3. Pl. 188, 1, 1a. Plate at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/9340443#page/691/mode/1up
  3. Iyer, G., D. Stüning & S. Sondhi (2021). An inventory of geometrid moths (Lepidoptera: Geometroidea: Geometridae) of Kalakad-Mundanthurai Tiger Reserve, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa 13(13): 19887–19920. 7105.13.13.19887-19920. Image 183.
  4. Sondhi, S., Y. Sondhi, T. Karmakar & K. Kunte. 2021. Moth diversity (Lepidoptera) of Shendurney and Ponmudi in Agastyamalai Biosphere Reserve, Kerala, India: an update. Tropical Lepidoptera Research 31(3): 166-178. Pl. 3/53. 

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Biston strigaria (Moore, 1879) – . 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-strigaria, accessed 2024/05/28.