Ercta elutalis (Walker,1859) -

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Ercta elutalis -


Similar species: Hydriris ornatalis (Duponchel, 1832)
Vide Hampson (1896), Ercta elutalis has an oblique minutely waved postmedial black line with silvery outer edge and angled outwards on vein 2.
Hydriris ornatalis has the postmedial line of forewing nearly straight from costa to vein 3, then bent inwards.

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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
Karnataka1
Kerala1
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra
Manipur
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Paschimbanga
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand
West Bengal
Total11
  1. OD: Cataclysta elutalis Walker, 1859. Cat. Lep. 17: 448-449. TL: Sri Lanka (Ceylon). Text at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/120189#page/468/mode/1up
  2. Spanista pretiosalis Snellen, 1880. Nieuwe pyraliden op het eiland Celebes gevonden door mr. MC Piepers, en beschreven. Text at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/10837106#page/369/mode/1up
  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. 274, # 4812. 
  4. Shibuya, J., 1928. The systematic study on the Formosan Pyralidae. Journal of the Faculty of Agriculture, Hokkaido Imperial University. 22(1), pp.1-300. http://hdl.handle.net/2115/12624. [accessed 17 January 2022] [accessed 07 December 2019]. Lists Ercta elutalis as a synonym of Hydriris ornatalis (Duponchel, 1832). 
  5. Nuss, M., B. Landry, R. Mally, F. Vegliante, A. Tränkner, F. Bauer, J. Hayden, A. Segerer, R. Schouten, H. Li, T. Trofimova, M. A. Solis, J. De Prins & W. Speidel 2003–2021: Global Information System on Pyraloidea. http://globiz.pyraloidea.org. Lists Ercta elutalis (Walker,1859) as valid taxon. 

Note: While Nuss et al. 2021 list this as Ercta elutalis (Walker,1859, other sources (Lepindex) list this in the genus Hydriris.

Other Notes


Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Ercta elutalis (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/ercta-elutalis, accessed 2024/07/21.