Choreutis taprobanes (Zeller, 1877) -

Taxonomic Information

Choreutis Hübner, [1825] species from India, Nepal and Sri Lanka
Choreutis aegyptiaca (Zeller, 1867). India; Nepal. 
Choreutis achyrodes (Meyrick, 1912). India (Nilgiris: TL); Sri Lanka. 
Choreutis antiptila Meyrick, 1912. Nepal.  
Choreutis euclista (Meyrick, 1918). Myanmar (TL). 
Choreutis ialeura (Meyrick, 1912). India (Nilgiris: TL); Nepal; Sri Lanka.  
Choreutis itriodes (Meyrick, 1912). Inida: Assam. 
Choreutis melophaga (Meyrick, 1931). India. 
Choreutis ophiosema (Lower, 1896). India. 
Choreutis orthogona (Meyrick, 1886). TL: New Guinea; India; Myanmar; Sri Lanka.
Choreutis taprobanes (Zeller, 1877). Sri Lanka. 
Choreutis sexfasciella (Sauber, 1902). Sri Lanka. 

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

Choreutis taprobanes -


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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
Kerala
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra1
Manipur
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Paschimbanga1
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand
West Bengal
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  1. OD: Simaethis taprobanes Zeller, 1877. Exotische Microlepidoptera. Horae Societatis Entomologicae Rossicae. 13: 178, pl. 2 fig. 65. TL: Sri Lanka. Text at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/46109#page/208/mode/1up (in German). 
  2. Simaethis taprobanes Zeller, 1877. Moore, 1887, Lep. Ceylon, 3: 497. 
  3. Cotes & Swinhoe, 1889, Cat. Moths India: 700. 
  4. Meyrick, 1913, Lep. Cat, 13: 35. 
  5. Diakonoff, A., 1982. On a collection of some families of Microlepidoptera from Sri Lanka (Ceylon). Zoologische Verhandelingen, (193). Pg. 102. 
  6. https://choreutidae.myspecies.info/file/358
  7. https://choreutidae.myspecies.info/taxonomy/term/96
  8. https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/1148067-Choreutis-taprobanes
Notes: Provisionally identifed as Choreutis taprobanes (Zeller, 1877) for Media code bk710. Type locality is Sri Lanka, while this individual is from West Bengal. There are minor differences in this individual compared with the type specimen in ZMHU as follows: the postmedial line in more sharply angled and the forewing base is paler (being concolorous with forewing in the type). 
 

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Choreutis taprobanes (Zeller, 1877) – . 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/choreutis-taprobanes, accessed 2024/06/15.