Digama insulana Felder, 1868 -

Taxonomic Information

Digama Moore, [1860] species known from the Indian subcontinent.
Digama burmana Hampson, [1893]. Myanmar. 
Digama marchalii (Guérin-Méneville, 1843). India (Maharshtra, Goa, Karnataka, Kerala).
Digama fasciata Butler, 1877. India: Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu. 
Digama hearseyana Moore, 1858. India: Andhra Pradesh, Chandigarh, Delhi, Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Uttarakhand. 
Digama insulana Felder, 1868. India: Uttarakhand (TL: Bhimtal), "Nilgiris", Tamil Nadu, Kerala, West Bengal; Sri Lanka. 

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

Digama insulana -


StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
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
Kerala1
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra
Manipur
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Paschimbanga1
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu1
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand21
West Bengal
Total1221
  1. OD: Digama insulana Felder, 1868. Verh. zool.-bot. Ges. Wien 18 (1-2): 285. Text at https://archive.org/stream/verhandlungender1868zool#page/285/mode/1up
  2. Hampson, G. F. [1893]. The Fauna of British India including Ceylon and Burma. Moths, Vol. 1. Taylor & Francis, London. Pp. xxiii + 527. Saturniidae to Hypsidae 527 p - 333 fig. Pg. 505, # 1156 as Digama insulana
  3. http://aganainae.nl/main_detail.asp?Id=128 [accessed 01 March 2020]
  4. https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/914535-Sommeria-insulana
  5. http://v3.boldsystems.org/index.php/Taxbrowser_Taxonpage?taxid=803063 [accessed 01 March 2020]

Notes: Reverted back to genus as Digama from Sommeria on 14 July 2021 based on http://www.aganainae.nl. [accessed 22 November 2021]. Digama insulana holotype is a female. However, Hampson [1893] mentions that males of insulana, fasciata and marchallii have bipectinated antennae, with terminal one-fifth being ciliated. Hence images on MOI with bipectinate antennae are assumed to be males of this species. 

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Digama insulana Felder, 1868 – . 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/digama-insulana, accessed 2024/03/02.