Herpetogramma phaeopteralis (Guenée, 1854) - Tropical Sod Webworm

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 - Tropical Sod Webworm


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Herpetogramma phaeopteralis (Guenée, 1854) – Tropical Sod Webworm: Anisomeles indica (Lamiaceae), Boehmeria spp. (Urticaceae), Celosia argentea, Gomphrena globosa (Amaranthaceae), Cynodon spp. (Poaceae), Eremochloa ophiuroides (Poaceae), Muehlenbeckia platyclada (Polygonaceae) (Robinson et al. 2010). 
  1. OD: Botys phaeopteralis Guenée, 1854. Hist. nat. Ins., Spec. gén. Lépid. 8349
  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 phaeopteralis.
  3. Haruta, T. (Ed.). 1998. Moths of Nepal. Part 5. TINEA. Vol. 15 (Supplement 1). The Japan Heterocerists’ Society, Tokyo. Pl. 142/26
  4. Landry, B., 2020. Taxonomic revision of the Spilomelinae (Lepidoptera, Pyralidae sl) of the Galápagos Islands, Ecuador. Revue suisse de Zoologie, 123 (2), pp.315-399. Fig. 20-21. 
  5. http://www.afromoths.net/species/show/13402
  6. https://www.africanmoths.com/pages/CRAMBIDAE/SPILOMELINAE/herpetogramma%20phaeopteralis.html

 

 

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Herpetogramma phaeopteralis (Guenée, 1854) – Tropical Sod Webworm. 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-phaeopteralis, accessed 2024/06/18.