Cretonia vegetus (Swinhoe, 1885) -

Taxonomic Information

Cretonia Walker, 1866 species known from India. 
Cretonia acuticosta Holloway, 2009. India: Khasi Hills, Meghalaya.  
Cretonia floccifera (Hampson, 1896). Bhutan. 
Cretonia lanka (Holloway, 2009). Sri Lanka (TL).  
Cretonia vegetus (Swinhoe, 1885) India: (TL: Maharashtra), West Bengal,UP; Sri Lanka; Myanmar.

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

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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
Rajasthan1
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand
West Bengal
Total111
Cretonia vegetus (Swinhoe, 1885): Ipomoea batatas (Convolvulaceae), Oryza sativa (Poaceae) (Robinson et al. 2010)
  1. OD: Spadix vegetus Swinhoe, 1885. Proc. Zool. Soc. Lond. 1885: 475, pl. 28, f. 14; TL: Bombay. Text at https://archive.org/details/proceedingsofgen85zool/page/475/mode/1up?view=theater. Plate at https://archive.org/details/proceedingsofgen85zool/page/n532/mode/1up?view=theater
  2. Cretonia vegeta Swinhoe In: Hampson, G. F. 1910. Catalogue of the Lepidoptera Phalænæ in the British museum, Vol. 10. pg. 388, fig. 123. Text at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/61179#page/414/mode/1up. Describes vegetus in greater detail and a good match to the description.
  3. Haruta, T. (Ed.). 1994. Moths of Nepal. Part 3. TINEA. Vol. 14 (Supplement 1). The Japan Heterocerists’ Society, Tokyo.Pl. 87/7 as Cretonia vegeta.

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Cretonia vegetus (Swinhoe, 1885) – . In Sondhi, S., Y. Sondhi, R.P. Singh, P. Roy and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 3.73. Published by the Indian Foundation for Butterflies. URL: https://moths.ncbs.res.in/cretonia-vegetus, accessed 2024/04/14.