Herpetogramma licarsisalis 

(Walker, 1859) -

Taxonomic Information

Herpetogramma Lederer, 1863 species known from the Indian subcontinent.
Herpetogramma basalis (Walker, [1866]). Sri Lanka; India.
Herpetogramma bipunctalis (Fabricius, 1794). India: Meghalaya (Khasi Hills: TL); Sri Lanka.  
Herpetogramma coptobasalis (Hampson, 1899). Bhutan.
Herpetogramma cynaralis (Walker, 1859). India; Sri Lanka.
Herpetogramma latifuscalis (Hampson, 1899). Bhutan.
Herpetogramma licarsisalis  (Walker, 1859). India.
Herpetogramma mellealis (Swinhoe, 1890). Myanmar.
Herpetogramma nigricornalis (Swinhoe, 1894). India: Assam, Meghalaya.
Herpetogramma phaeopteralis (Guenée, 1854). India.
Herpetogramma rudis (Warren, 1892). India. 
Herpetogramma subalbescens (Swinhoe, 1894). India: Meghalaya.
Herpetogramma stultalis (Walker, 1859). Sri Lanka.

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

Herpetogramma phaeopteralis 
and Herpetogramma licarsisalis 
are best separated using external morphology, genitalia and molecular data. 

StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh1
Arunachal Pradesh1
Assam1
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh1
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi11
Goa
Gujarat21
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir
Jharkhand
Karnataka111
Kerala111
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra1
Manipur
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Paschimbanga1
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu1
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand1
West Bengal
Total1423315

Herpetogramma licarsisalis (Walker, 1859): Acanthus ebracteatus (Acanthaceae), Alternanthera ficoidea, Gomphrena globosa (Amaranthaceae), Cynodon spp., Echinochloa oryzoides, Ischaemum spp., Oryza sativa, Panicum, Paspalum, Cenchrus, Sorghum spp., Zea mays (Poaceae), Senna siamea (Fabaceae) (Robinson et al. 2010). 

  1. Botys licarsisalis Walker, 1859. List Spec. Lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus18: 686. TL: Borneo. Text at https://archive.org/stream/listofspecimenso1618brit#page/686/mode/1up
  2. Hampson, G. F. 1896. The Fauna of British India including Ceylon and Burma. MothsVol.4. Taylor & Francis, London. Pyralidae 594 p - 287 figs.Pg. 402. As Pachyzancla licarsisalis.
  3. Haruta, T. (Ed.). 1995. Moths of Nepal. Part 4. TINEA. Vol. 14 (Supplement 2). The Japan Heterocerists’ Society, Tokyo. Pl. 127/1.
  4. Park, B.S., Qi, M.J., Na, S.M., Lee, D.J., Kim, J.W. and Bae, Y.S., 2016. Two newly recorded species of the genus Herpetogramma (Lepidoptera: Crambidae: Spilomelinae) in Korea. Journal of Asia-Pacific Biodiversity, 9(2), pp.230-233. Fig. 1. 
  5. http://www.lepiforum.de/lepiwiki.pl?Herpetogramma_Licarsisalis [accessed 08 September 2020]
  6. https://www.africanmoths.com/pages/CRAMBIDAE/SPILOMELINAE/herpetogramma%20licarsisalis.html
  7. http://lepidoptera.butterflyhouse.com.au/spil/licarsisalis.html
  8. https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/243911-Herpetogramma-licarsisalis

Note: Media code bn942, br882, bv558 and bw854 are probably Herpetogramma rudis species-group and need to be re-assigned (Jahir Rayhan). 

 

 

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Herpetogramma licarsisalis 

(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/herpetogramma-licarsisalis, accessed 2024/06/18.