Locastra muscosalis (Walker, [1866]) -

Taxonomic Information

Locastra Walker, 1859 species known from the Indian subcontinent (based on (Ranjan et. al. 2022). 
Locastra muscosalis (Walker, [1866]). India: Sikkim, Nagas, Assam, Meghalaya, Mizoram; Sri Lanka; Myanmar. 
Locastra pachylepidalis Hampson, 1896. Bhutan (TL). 
Locastra crassipennis (Walker, 1857). India: Sikkim; Bangladesh (Sylhet: TL).
Locastra viridis Rong & Li, 2017. India: Sikkim (Ranjan et. al. 2022). 
Locastra mizo Ranjan, Singh & Kirti, 2022. India: Mizoram (TL: Kanhmun). 

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

Locastra muscosalis -


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Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh111
Assam1
Bihar
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Manipur
Meghalaya21
Mizoram
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Paschimbanga
Pondicherry
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Sikkim1
Tamil Nadu
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Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand
West Bengal
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Locastra muscosalis (Walker, [1866]): Lannea coromandelica (Anacardiaceae) (Robinson et al. 2010).
  1. Taurica muscosalis Walker [1866]; List Spec. Lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. 34: 1269. Text at https://archive.org/details/listofspecimenso3334brit/page/1269/mode/1up?view=theater
  2. 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 119, #4455. 
  3. Haruta, T. (Ed.). 1998. Moths of Nepal. Part 5. TINEA. Vol. 15 (Supplement 1). The Japan Heterocerists’ Society, Tokyo.Pl. 143/15. 
  4. Rong, H. and Li, H., 2017. Review of the genus Locastra Walker, 1859 from China, with descriptions of four new species (Lepidoptera, Pyralidae, Epipaschiinae). ZooKeys, (724), p.101. Fig. 8. 
  5. Chandra, K., Kumar, V., Singh, N., Raha, A., Sanyal, A.K.2019. Assemblages of Lepidoptera in Indian Himalaya through long term monitoring plots. Zoological Survey of India, Kolkata, 1-457 pp. Pl. 48.12. 
  6. Ranjan, R., Singh, N. and Kirti, J.S., 2022. Review of the genus Locastra Walker (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae: Epipaschiinae) from India, with a new species and a new species record. Zootaxa, 5169(1), pp.71-78.
  7. https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/338570-Locastra-muscosalis
  8. http://v3.boldsystems.org/index.php/Taxbrowser_Taxonpage?taxid=314070 [accessed 03 August 2021]

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Locastra muscosalis (Walker, [1866]) – . In Sondhi, S., Y. Sondhi, R.P. Singh, P. Roy and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 3.71. Published by the Indian Foundation for Butterflies. URL: https://moths.ncbs.res.in/locastra-muscosalis, accessed 2024/03/02.