Comostola inops Prout, 1912 -

Taxonomic Information

Similiar species:

Comostola Meyrick, 1888 species known from the Indian subcontinent. 

Comostola caerulea Warren, 1893. Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh.

Comostola cedilla Prout, 1917. Andaman Is. 

Comostola chlorargyra (Walker, 1861). India sub-region.

Comostola dispansa (Walker, 1861). Sri Lanka. 

Comostola dyakaria (Walker, 1861). Khasi Hills, Meghalaya.

Comostola hauensteini Smetacek, 2004. Uttarakhand (TL: Bhimtal), Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh, West Bengal. 

Comostola hypotyphla Prout, 1917. Dalhousie, Himachal Pradesh. 

Comostola inops Prout, 1912. Kashmir: Lidda Valley, Lidderwat, 6700ft, Arunachal Pradesh.

Comostola laesaria (Walker, 1861). India; Sri Lanka (TL). 
Comostola leucosticta Yazaki, 1993. India: Arunachal Pradesh; Nepal (TL). 

Comostola maculata (Moore, 1868). West Bengal.

Comostola meritaria (Walker, 1861). India; Sri Lanka (TL).

Comostola multimaculata (Pajni & Walia, 1984). Himachal Pradesh, Nauni. 

Comostola mundata Warren, 1896. Khasi Hills, Meghalaya.

Comostola ovifera (Warren, 1893). India: Sikkim; Tibet. 

Comostola pyrrhogona (Walker, 1866). South India.

Comostola quantula (Swinhoe, 1886), Mumbai, Maharashtra. 

Comostola subtiliaria (Bremer, 1864). Himalayas. 

Comostola subtiliaria demeritaria Prout, 1917. Khasi Hills, Meghalaya.

Comostola turgescens (Prout, 1917). Khasi Hills, Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh.

Comostola virago Prout, 1926. Khasi Hills, Meghalaya. 

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Comostola inops Prout, 1912: Arceuthobium minutissimum (Santalaceae) (Robinson et al. 2010)
  1. OD: Comostola inops Prout, 1912. Gen. Ins. 129: 237. TL: Kashmir. Text at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/63155#page/249/mode/1up
  2. Seitz, A. (Ed.). Macro. Lep. World. Vol. 12, Pg. 129. 
  3. Seitz, A. (Ed.). Macro. Lep. World. Vol. 4, 33, Pl. 5a. 
  4. Sondhi, S. Karmakar, T., Sondhi, Y. & K. Kunte. 2021. Moths of Tale Wildlife Sanctuary, Arunachal Pradesh, India with seventeen additions to the moth fauna of India (Lepidoptera: Heterocera). Tropical Lepidoptera Research 31(Supplement 2): 1-53. DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.5062572. pg. 16, Image 405.
  5. http://v3.boldsystems.org/index.php/Taxbrowser_Taxonpage?taxid=374402 [accessed 11 March 2022] for inops. 

Notes: Provisionally identified as Comostola inops. Similar species are Comostola maculata (Moore, 1868) and Comostola ovifera (Warren, 1893), which are best separated by genitalia and molecular phylogeny.  OD mentions differences between maculata and ovifera; more like the latter. Differences from ovifera being: red terminal line entirely absent, more evenly rounded HW, less displacement of post-medial spots and WS: 26 mm. 

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Comostola inops Prout, 1912 – . 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/comostola-inops, accessed 2024/07/23.