Corgatha dictaria (Walker, 1861) -

Taxonomic Information

Corgatha species from Indian subcontinent:
Corgatha atrimargo Hampson, 1910. India: Kerala. No previous published records from India. 
Corgatha albivertex Hampson, 1907. Sri Lanka.
Corgatha albicinctalis (Walker, [1866]). Meghalaya. 
Corgatha atrifalcis Hampson, 1907. Sri Lanka.
Corgatha argenticosta Hampson, 1910, Bhutan. 
Corgatha argentisparsa (Hampson, 1895). Himachal Pradesh. 
Corgatha costinotalis (Moore, 1867). West Bengal, Nepal.  
Corgatha costipicta Hampson, 1895. Sikkim, Nepal. 
Corgatha dictaria (Moore, 1861). Uttarakhand, West Bengal, Karnataka. 
Corgatha diplochorda Hampson, 1907, Khasi Hills, Meghalaya.
Corgatha griseicosta Holloway, 1976. Myanmar.
Corgatha melanistis Hampson, 1910. Myanmar.
Corgatha minor Moore, [1885]. Sri Lanka.
Corgatha nigripalpis (Walker, 1864). Sri Lanka, Borneo. 
Corgatha oblataria (Walker, 1861). Sri Lanka.
Corgatha rubra (Hampson, 1891). Nilgiris. 
Corgatha semipardata (Walker, 1862). Nepal. 
Corgatha trichogyia Hampson, 1907. Sri Lanka.
Corgatha zonalis Walker, [1859]. India, Sri Lanka. 

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

Corgatha figuralis (Walker, 1866) is a similar extralimital species which has a very pale costa. 

http://lepidoptera.butterflyhouse.com.au/acon/figuralis.html

StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh11
Arunachal Pradesh1
Assam
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi
Goa
Gujarat
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir
Jharkhand
Karnataka1
Kerala
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra1
Manipur
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Paschimbanga11
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand121
West Bengal
Total1122131
  1. Acidalia (?) dictaria Walker, 1861. List of the specimens of lepidopterous insects in the collection of the British Museum. 23: 759. TL: Shanghai. Text at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/122745#page/285/mode/1up 
  2. Kendrick, R. 2002. Moths (insecta : lepidoptera) of Hong Kong.Pl. 41/20. 
  3. Inoue, H., S. Sugi, H. Kuroko, S. Moriuti & A. Kawabe. 1982. Moths of Japan. Vol. 2 Tokyo: Kodansha.Pl. 196/13 for female. 
  4. http://www.jpmoth.org/Noctuidae/Acontiinae+Eustrotiinae/Corgatha_dictaria.html  [accessed 01 June 2021]
  5. https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/343243-Corgatha-dictaria

Note: S. Indian individuals on MOI (by593, ck177, cn924) have white on the head. Different species in S. India? Needs investigation.

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Corgatha dictaria (Walker, 1861) – . 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/corgatha-dictaria, accessed 2024/02/22.