Dalima spontaneata (Walker, 1862) -

Taxonomic Information

Dalima Moore, [1868] species known from India. 
Dalima apicata Moore, [1868]. India: West Bengal, Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland.
Dalima calamina (Butler, 1880). India:West Bengal (Darjeeling), Arunachal Pradesh.
Dalima gigantea Swinhoe, 1897. India: Meghalaya (Jaintia Hills), North India.
Dalima intricata Warren, 1893. Bhutan; India: Meghalaya (Khasis), Arunachal Pradesh.
Dalima latitans (Warren, 1893). India: West Bengal (Darjeeling), Himalaya.
Dalima lucens (Warren, 1893). India: Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh.
Dalima metachromata (Walker, 1862). India: Arunachal Pradesh, West Bengal, Nagaland. Previously placed in Erebabraxas
Dalima nubilata Hampson, 1895. India: Nagas, 6000ft, Nagaland.
Dalima patularia (Walker, 1860). India: North India; Nepal.
Dalima schistacearia Moore, 1868. India: West Bengal, Arunachal Pradesh; Nepal.
Dalima spontaneata (Walker, 1862). India: West Bengal, Arunachal Pradesh. Previously placed in Heterobraxas
Dalima truncataria (Moore, [1868]). India: West Bengal, Sikkim, Meghalaya, Nagaland.
Dalima vulpinaria (Moore, [1888]). India: West Bengal (Darjeeling), Arunachal Pradesh; Nepal. 

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

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Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh1
Assam
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi
Goa
Gujarat
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir
Jharkhand
Karnataka
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. OD: Abraxas spontaneata Walker, 1862. List Spec. Lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. 24: 1120; TL: North Hindostan. Text at https://archive.org/details/listofspecimenso2224brit/page/1120/mode/1up?view=theater
  2. Hampson, G. F. 1895. The Fauna of British India including Ceylon and Burma. Moths, Vol.3. Taylor & Francis, London. Noctuidae (cont.) to Geometridae 546 p - 226 figs. pg. 298, # 3513 as Abraxas spontaneata. 
  3. Haruta, T. (Ed.). 1992. Moths of Nepal. Part 1. TINEA. Vol. 13 (Supplement 2). The Japan Heterocerists’ Society, Tokyo. Pl. 8/23. 
  4. Stüning, D. 2000. Additional notes on the Ennominae of Nepal with descriptions of eight new species (Geometridae), pp. 94-152. In: Moths of Nepal, Part 6. Tinea 16(Supplement 1). Tokyo, The Japan Heterocerists’ Society. For transfer from Heterabraxas to Dalima. 

Note: Transferred from Heterabraxas to Dalima based on Stüning (2000). Changed generic placement on MOI on 3rd Feb 2022 (SS). Generic placement confirmed from the Forum Herbulot. 

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Dalima spontaneata (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/dalima-spontaneata, accessed 2024/03/02.