Brunia antica (Walker, 1854) -

Taxonomic Information

List of Brunia Moore, 1878 species known from India.
Brunia gibonica (Černý, 2009). Arunachal Pradesh.
Brunia cucullata (Moore, 1878). Andamans, Assam.
Brunia brevipennis (Walker, 1854). Maybe synonym of B. antica.  
Brunia antica (Walker, 1854). India, Sri Lanka.
Brunia fumidisca (Hampson, 1894). Sikkim, Meghalaya.
Brunia griseola (Hübner, 1827). Needs confirmation. 
Brunia sarawaca (Butler, 1877). NE Himalaya.
Brunia terminalis (Moore, 1878). Maybe synonym of B. sarawaca

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh1111
Arunachal Pradesh
Assam1
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh111
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi
Goa1
Gujarat
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir
Jharkhand
Karnataka1
Kerala21111
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra11151
Manipur
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Paschimbanga11
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu11
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand21
West Bengal1
Total413441745
  1. OD: Lithosia antica Walker, 1854. List Spec. Lepid. Ins. Colln. Br. Mus., 2: 505 
  2. Moore, F. 1882-83. The Lepidoptera of Ceylon, Vol 2, pl. 101, fig.3. 
  3. Hampson, G. F. 1894. The Fauna of British India including Ceylon and Burma. Moths, Vol. 2. Taylor & Francis, London. Arctiidae, Agrostidae, Noctuidae 609 p - 325 figs. # 1341, Pg. 79
  4. Kirti, J.S. & N. Singh. 2015. Arctiid Moths of India. Vol. 1. Nature Books of India, New Delhi, 205 pp. Pg. 118
  5. Kirti, J.S. & N. Singh. 2016. Arctiid Moths of India. Vol. 2. Nature Books of India, New Delhi, 214 pp.Pg. 145
  6. Bucsek, K., 2017. Contribution to the study of the genus Brunia Moore, 1878 (Erebidae, Arctiinae, Lithosiini). Entomofauna, 38(8), pp.141-176. 
  7. Singh, N. ,Joshi, R.,Kirti, J. S.,Bisht, S. S., & H. S. Param. 2021. A catalogue of Indian Arctiinae (Erebidae, Lepidoptera). Zootaxa 5058 (1): 001–118. 
  8. http://www.mothsofborneo.com/part-7/lithosiini/lithosiini_11_1.php
  9. https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/126028-Brunia-antica
 Note: Brunia antica (Walker, 1854) is a very variable species displaying sexual and individual polymorphism. Brunia sarawaka, Brunia dorsalis (EL) & Brunia vicaria (EL) females and Brunia ekeikei (m&f) are similar to Brunia antica female. Populations of Brunia in South and West India are probably Brunia antica, with the exception of Brunia pseudoantica Singh & Kirti, 2016, whose TL is Kerala. These species are best separated by examining specimens and genitalia. In the Himalayas, Brunia antica, Brunia sarawaka and Brunia fumidisca can be found, and are best separated by examining specimens and genitalia. Other similar species are: Similar looking species: Eilema prabana, Lithiosa umidisca and Lithosia griseola

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Brunia antica (Walker, 1854) – . In Sondhi, S., Y. Sondhi, R.P. Singh, P. Roy and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 3.71. Published by the Indian Foundation for Butterflies. URL: https://moths.ncbs.res.in/brunia-antica, accessed 2024/02/22.