Eublemma olivacea (Walker, [1858]) - Brinjal Leaf Roller

Taxonomic Information

Also listed as Autoba olivacea (Walker, [1858]), which is treated as its junior synonym.

Eublemma Hübner, [1821] species known from the Indian subcontinent (provisional listing)
Eublemma abrupta (Walker, 1865). India: Maharashtra, Meghalaya, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal. 
Eublemma accedens (Felder & Rogenhofer, 1874). India. 
Eublemma albipennis Hampson, 1910. India: Maharashtra.
Eublemma amabilis Moore, [1884]. India: Chhattisgarh, New Delhi, Maharashtra, West Bengal; Sri Lanka.
Eublemma antoninae Nagaraja & Nagarkatti, 1970. Bengaluru, Karnataka.
Eublemma baccalix (Swinhoe, 1886). India: Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Uttarakhand; Sri Lanka.
Eublemma bifasciata (Moore, 1881). India: Uttar Pradesh. 
Eublemma bilineata Hampson, 1902. India: Himachal Pradesh.
Eublemma brunea (Hampson, 1891). India: Tamil Nadu.
Eublemma bulla (Swinhoe, [1885]). India: Maharashtra (Pune).
Eublemma cochylioides (Guenée, 1852). India: Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Karnataka.
Eublemma conspersa (Butler, 1880). India: Madhya Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh.
Eublemma dimidialis (Fabricius, 1794). India: Meghalaya, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal; Nepal. 
Eublemma epistrota Hampson, 1910. India: Himachal Pradesh.
Eublemma gayneri (Rothschild, 1901). India. 
Eublemma melabela Hampson, 1910. NW India.
Eublemma latericolor (Turner, 1945).India:  Kerala. 
Eublemma olivacea (Walker, [1858]). India: Assam, Chhattisgarh, Karnataka, West Bengal,. 
Eublemma parva (Hübner, [1808]). NW India.
Eublemma pudica (Snellen, 1880). India. 
Eublemma pulchra (Swinhoe, 1886). Madhya Pradesh.
Eublemma quadrapex Hampson,1891. S. India. 
Eublemma quadrilineata (Moore, 1881). West Bengal.
Eublemma rivula (Moore, 1882). India: Gujarat, Rajasthan, West Bengal.
Eublemma robertsi (Berio, 1969). NW India. 
Eublemma roseana (Moore, 1881). India: Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, New Delhi, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal. 
Eublemma roseonivea (Walker, [1863]). India: Assam, Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh.
Eublemma rubricilia Hampson, 1902. India: Sikkim; Bhutan. 
Eublemma sarcosia Hampson, 1910. India: Tamil Nadu (Chennai).
Eublemma semirufa Hampson, 1902. India: Sikkim, Meghalaya, West Bengal.
Eublemma scitula (Rambur, 1833). India: Maharshtra, West Bengal; Sri Lanka; Pakistan.
Eublemma trifasciata (Moore, 1881). India. 
Eublemma versicolor (Walker, 1863). India:Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Uttarakhand, West Bengal.

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

Eublemma olivacea - Brinjal Leaf Roller


StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh
Assam1
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh1
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi
Goa
Gujarat
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir
Jharkhand
Karnataka11132
Kerala
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra
Manipur
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Paschimbanga1
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand
West Bengal
Total212312

Eublemma olivacea (Walker, [1858]) – Brinjal Leaf RollerSolanum melongena, Solanum torvum (Solanaceae) (Robinson et al. 2010).

  1. OD: Cilix olivacea Walker, [1858]. Illustrations of Typical Specimens of Lepidoptera Heterocera in the Collection of the British Museum 8: 63, Pl. 142: 9  (TL:India, Nilgiris). 
  2. Kononenko, V. S. & A. Pinratana. 2013. Moths of Thailand, Volume 3: Noctuoidea Part 2: Addendum to Vol. 3, Part 1, Families Erebidae, Nolidae, Euteliidae, Noctuidae and Checklist. Pl. 36/37. As Acontia olivacea
  3. http://www.nbair.res.in/insectpests/Autoba-olivacea [accessed 20 August 2019]
  4. https://www.africanmoths.com/pages/EREBIDAE/BOLETOBIINAE/autoba%20olivacea.html
  5. https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/510227-Eublemma-olivacea
  6. http://v3.boldsystems.org/index.php/Taxbrowser_Taxonpage?taxid=480649 [accessed 20 August 2019]

Page citation

Anonymous 2023. Eublemma olivacea (Walker, [1858]) – Brinjal Leaf Roller. In Sondhi, S., Y. Sondhi, R.P. Singh, P. Roy and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 3.60. Published by the Indian Foundation for Butterflies. URL: https://moths.ncbs.res.in/eublemma-olivacea, accessed 2023/10/03.