Eressa aperiens (Walker, [1865]) -

Taxonomic Information

List of Eressa Walker, 1854 known from India.
Eressa affinis Moore, 1877. India (Andamans, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, West Bengal, Nagaland).
Eressa aperiens (Walker, 1864). India (Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu (Nilgiris), Meghalaya).
Eressa buddha Zerny, 1931. India (Tamil Nadu (Nilgiris), Assam).
Eressa confinis (Walker, 1854). India (NW Himalayas, Assam, Sikkim, West Bengal, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, South India, Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Bihar, Maharashtra, Tripura).
Eressa discinota (Moore, 1879). India (Meghalaya).
Eressa ichneumoniformis Rothschild, 1910. India (Meghalaya).
Eressa lepcha (Moore, 1879). India (Sikkim, West Bengal).
Eressa multigutta (Walker, 1854). India: NE Himalaya; Nepal. 
Eressa nigra (Hampson, 1892), India (Himachal Pradesh).
Eressa simplex Rothschild, 1910. India (Himachal Pradesh).
Eressa vespa Hampson, 1898. India; Myanmar.
Eressa vespoides Rothschild, 1910. India (Meghalaya).

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

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
Karnataka111
Kerala1111
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra131361
Manipur
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Paschimbanga
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand
West Bengal
Total25211461
  1. OD: Syntomis aperiens Walker, [1865]. List Spec. Lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. 31: 68; TL: Nilgiris. Text at https://archive.org/details/listofspecimenso3132brit/page/68/mode/1up?view=theater
  2. Trianeura moorei Butler, 1876. J. Linn. Soc. Lond. Zool. 12 (60-62): 354; TL: Bombay. Text at https://archive.org/details/journaloflinnean121876linn/page/354/mode/1up?view=theater
  3. Eressa aperiens Walker; Hampson, G.F. 1898. Cat. Lep. Phalaenae Br. Mus. 1: 119. Text at https://archive.org/details/catalogueoflepid01brituoft/page/119/mode/1up?view=theater
  4. Syntomis lydia Swinhoe, 1891. Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 1891 (1): 134, pl. 8, f. 7; TL: Nilgiris. Text at 
  5. Kirti, J. S & Singh, N. 2008.  External male genitalic structures of a moth Eressa aperiens (Lepidoptera : Arctiidae). Bionotes, 10(1): 23-24. Fig 1.
  6. Kirti, J.S. & N. Singh. 2016. Arctiid Moths of India. Vol. 2. Nature Books of India, New Delhi, 214 pp.pg. 178.
  7. https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/1096050-Eressa-aperiens

Notes: Female has ocherous anal tuft. Separated from Syntomoides imaon, as this species lacks white tips to the antennae. Also, the anal tuft is quite different from that in S. imaon. And S. imaon has two yellow bands on the abdomen, while aperiens has just one basal segment as orange.

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Eressa aperiens (Walker, [1865]) – . 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/eressa-aperiens, accessed 2024/06/14.