Endotricha mesenterialis (Walker, 1859) -

Taxonomic Information

Numerous species of Endotricha Zeller, 1847 are known from India and are doubtfully identified with certainty from images. Hence, this species is provisionally identified. 
Endotricha Zeller, 1847 species known from India.

Endotricha albicilia Hampson, 1891. Sri Lanka; India: W. Nilgiri, Tamil Nadu, Andamans, India.
Endotricha ardentalis Hampson, 1896. Bhutan; India: North India.
Endotricha costaemaculalis fuscifusalis Hampson, 1896. Pakistan; India: Dalhousie, Himachal Pradesh.
Endotricha decessalis Walker, 1859. Sri Lanka; Myanmar; India: Andamans Is.
Endotricha eximia Whalley, 1963. India: Khasis Hills, Meghalaya, Sikkim, North India.
Endotricha fuscobasalis Ragonot, 1891. Pakistan; India: North India.
Endotricha loricata Moore, 1888. Sri Lanka; Pakistan; India: Kolkata, West Bengal.
Endotricha luteogrisalis Hampson, 1896. Bhutan; India: North India.
Endotricha mediolineata Hampson, 1906. India: Sikkim.
Endotricha melanobasis Hampson, 1916. India: Assam, Khasi Hills, Meghalaya, North India.
Endotricha mesenterialis (Walker, 1859). Sri Lanka; India.
Endotricha nicobaralis Hampson, 1906. Myanmar; India: Nicobar Islands.
Endotricha nigromaculata Whalley, 1963. India: Khasi Hills, Meghalaya, India.
Endotricha olivacealis (Bremer, 1864). Myanmar; India: Mumbai, Maharashtra, Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh.
Endotricha rufofimbrialis Warren, 1891. India: Northern India.
Endotricha ragonoti Christoph, 1893. India: Dras, Kashmir, North India.
Endotricha ruminalis (Walker, 1859). Sri Lanka; India: "North Hindustan".
Endotricha serratalis Snellen, 1890. India: Sikkim.
Endotricha similata (Moore, 1888). Sri Lanka; Myanmar; India: Darjeeling, West Bengal, North India.

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

Whalley (1963) mentions that E. olivacealis is best separated from mesenterialis by the shape of the basal segment of the antennae.  (Pl. 11, fig 154 & 155) at https://archive.org/details/bulletinofbritis13entoond/page/n619/mode/1up?view=theater
Endotricha mesenterialis has a spine on the basal joint of the base of antennae, which olivacealis lacks. 
 

StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh1
Arunachal Pradesh1
Assam
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi
Goa1
Gujarat
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir
Jharkhand
Karnataka11
Kerala1
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra31
Manipur
Meghalaya11
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Paschimbanga
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand
West Bengal
Total1242111
  1. OD: Doththa mesenterialis Walker, 1859. List Spec. Lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. 17: 285; TL: Sarawak. Text at https://archive.org/details/listofspecimenso1618brit/page/285/mode/1up?view=theater (male). 
  2. Endotricha suffusalis Walker, 1859. List Spec. Lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. 17: 390; TL: Ceylon. Text at https://archive.org/details/listofspecimenso1618brit/page/389/mode/1up?view=theater (female). 
  3. Hampson, G. F. 1896. The Fauna of British India including Ceylon and Burma. Moths, Vol.4. Taylor & Francis, London. Pyralidae 594 p - 287 figs.pg. 133, # 4486, Fig. 75. 
  4. Whalley, P. E. S. 1963.A revision of the World species of the genus Endroticha Zeller (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae). Bull. Br. Mus. nat. Hist. (Ent.) 13 (11): 395-453, pl. 1-37. 
  5. http://www.afromoths.net/species/show/10247
  6. http://lepidoptera.butterflyhouse.com.au/pyra/mesenterialis.html
  7. https://v3.boldsystems.org/index.php/Taxbrowser_Taxonpage?taxid=18317

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Endotricha mesenterialis (Walker, 1859) – . 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/endotricha-mesenterialis, accessed 2024/06/17.