Callopistria thalpophiloides (Walker, 1862) -

Subspecies in India

Callopistria thalpophiloides thalpophiloides (Walker, 1862). S. India, Andaman Is; Sri Lanka.
Callopistria thalpophiloides major (Warren, 1913). Papua New Guinea. 

Taxonomic Information

Callopistria Hübner, [1821] species known from the Indian subcontinent. 
Callopistria aethiops Butler, 1878. India: Sikkim, Nilgiris. 
Callopistria albistrigoides Poole, 1989. Sri Lanka. 
Callopistria callopistrioides (Moore, 1881). India: Uttarakhand, Meghalaya (Khasi Hills); Nepal. 
Callopistria chlorocroa (Hampson, 1908). NE Himalaya. 
Callopistria coelisigna Hampson, 1902. Sri Lanka. 
Callopistria duplicans Walker, [1858]. India: Sikkim, Assam, Maharashtra. (Mumbai); Myanmar. 
Callopistria exotica (Guenée, 1852). NE Himalaya. 
Callopistria guttulalis Hampson, 1896 Sri Lanka; India.
Callopistria indica (Butler, 1891). India: Himachal Pradesh (TL: Dharamsala), Assam, Maharashtra. (Mumbai). 
Callopistria latreillei (Duponchel, 1827). India: Himachal Pradesh; “ Nilgiris”, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka. 
Callopistria leucobasis (Hampson, 1908). India: Assam; Sri Lanka. 
Callopistria maillardi maillardi (Guenée, 1862). India-Australian tropics. 
Callopistria nivetacta (Warren, 1912). India: Meghalaya (TL: Khasi Hills).
Callopistria nephrostictoides Berio, 1973. Myanmar. 
Callopistria minor Hampson, 1891. India: Nilgiris; Nepal. 
Callopistria minuta Butler, 1889. India: Himachal Pradesh (TL: Dharamsala), Uttarakhand, Meghalaya (Khasi Hills). 
Callopistria placodoides (Guenée, 1852). India-Australian tropics.
Callopistria phaeogona (Hampson, 1908). India: Arunachal Pradesh?. 
Callopistria pulchrilinea (Walker, 1862). India; Sri Lanka; Nepal. 
Callopistria rectisecta (Warren, 1912). India: Assam
Callopistria repleta Walker, [1858]. India. 
Callopistria rivularis Walker, [1858]. India-Australian tropics.
Callopsitria strigilineata Hampson, 1894. India: Sikkim.
Callopistria thalpophiloides thalpophiloides (Walker, 1862) 
Callopistria variegata (Swinhoe, 1895). India: Meghalaya.
Callopistria yerburii Butler, 1884. India: Tamil Nadu (Madras); Sri Lanka. 

Mosara apicalis Walker, 1855, placed by Holloway in Callopistria, was suggested as possibly retained as Mosara, placed in the subfamily Aediinae by Yen & Wu (2009). 

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

Callopistria thalpophiloides -


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
Karnataka1
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. Data thalpophiloides Walker, 1862. J. Proc. Linn. Soc. (Zool.) 6: 192; TL: Sarawak. Text at https://archive.org/details/journalofproceed06linn/page/192/mode/1up?view=theater
  2. Thalpophila cuprea Moore, 1877. Proc. zool. Soc. Lond. 1877 (3): 604, pl. 59, f. 10; TL: Andaman Islands. Text at https://archive.org/details/proceedingsofgen772zool/page/604/mode/1up?view=theater. Plate at https://archive.org/details/proceedingsofgen772zool/page/n260/mode/1up?view=theater
  3. Thalpophila callopistrioides Moore, 1881. Proc. Zool. Soc. Lond. Pg. 344. TL: Khasi Hills. Text at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/30759493#page/446/mode/1up
  4. Thalpophila delineata Moore, 1884. Lepid. Ceylon 3 (1): 25, pl. 146, f. 5; TL: Ceylon. Text at https://archive.org/details/lepidopteraofcey03moor/page/n46/mode/1up?view=theater. Plate at https://archive.org/details/lepidopteraofcey03moor/page/n606/mode/1up?view=theater
  5. Data thalpophiloides; Hampson, 1908, Cat. Lepid. Phalaenae Br. Mus. 7: 529, f. 111. Text at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/33285354#page/551/mode/1up
  6. Holloway, J. D. 1989. The moths of Borneo (part 12); Family Noctuidae: Subfamilies Noctuinae, Heliothinae, Hadeninae, Acronictinae, Amphipyrinae, Agaristinae. Malayan Nature Journal 43: 57-226. Pg. 161, Pl. 5/6
  7. Yen, S-H. & S. Wu. 2009. Hexapoda: Lepidoptera, Noctuoidea, Noctuidae (Eriopinae), Biota Taiwanica : 3-88. Pg. 56. 
  8. 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. Bangkok, Brothers of St. Gabriel in Thailand. 625 pp., 55 pls.Pl. 42/3-4. 
  9. https://www.mothsofborneo.com/part-12/amphipyrinae/amphipyrinae_22_6.php
  10. https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/1284396-Data-callopistrioides
  11. https://lepiforum.org/wiki/page/Data_thalpophiloides_En

Note: Numerous websites and older literature place this species in the genus Data, rather than Callopistria. However, we could find no recent published literature to support this and we follow Yen & Wu (2009) and Kononenko & Pinratana (2013) in continuing to place this in Callopistria. 

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Callopistria thalpophiloides (Walker, 1862) – . 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/Callopistria-thalpophiloides, accessed 2024/02/24.