Miltochrista obsoleta (Moore, 1878) -

Taxonomic Information

List of Miltochrista Hübner, [1819] 1816 known from India.
Miltochrista adelfika Volynkin, N. Singh, Černý, Kirti & Datta, 2020, India (Assam, Meghalaya, Tamil Nadu, Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland).
Miltochrista andamana (Moore, 1877), India (Andamans, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Sikkim).
Miltochrista arcuata (Moore, 1882), India (Tamil Nadu (Nilgiris), Sikkim, Uttarakhand, Manipuri, Kerala).
Miltochrista artocarpi (Moore, 1878), India (NW Himalayas, Sikkim, West Bengal, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu).
Miltochrista aureata Rothschild, 1913, India (Meghalaya).
Miltochrista berdepsebunda Volynkin, N. Singh, Cerny & Joshi, 2021, India (Northeastern India (Assam, Meghalaya, Mizoram)).
Miltochrista calamaria (Moore, 1888), India (NW Himalayas, Meghalaya, NE Himalayas, Assam, Punjab, Tamil Nadu (Nilgiris), Bihar).
Miltochrista chromatica (Swinhoe, 1891), India (Tamil Nadu, South India).
Miltochrista conjunctana (Walker, 1866), India (North India, Sikkim, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, West Bengal, Mizoram, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Tripura).
Miltochrista cornutochrista N. Singh & Kirti, 2016, India (Meghalaya).
Miltochrista dharma dharma (Moore, 1879), India (Indian Himalayas, Bihar, Nagaland).
Miltochrista discisigna (Moore, 1888), India (Meghalaya, Himachal Pradesh).
Miltochrista discistriga (Moore, 1878), India (West Bengal).
Miltochrista falcihumilis N. Singh & Kirti, 2016, India (NE India (Mizoram)).
Miltochrista floccosa (Walker, 1864), India (Sikkim, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Orissa, Bihar).
Miltochrista fulvimarginata (Hampson, 1909), India (Tamil Nadu).
Miltochrista fuscalis (Hampson, 1891), India (Tamil Nadu (Nilgiris)).
Miltochrista goaensis (Kirti & Gill, 2009), India (Goa).
Miltochrista hollowai (Kirti & Gill, 2009), India (Gujarat).
Miltochrista humilis (Walker, 1859), India (NE Himalayas, Sikkim, West Bengal, Punjab, Nagaland, Assam, Tamil Nadu (Nilgiri Hills)).
Miltochrista ila (Moore, [1860]), India (Karnataka, Uttarakhand).
Miltochrista inconspicua (Moore, 1878), India (North India, Tamil Nadu (Nilgiris)).
Miltochrista infumata (Felder, 1874), India (NW Himalayas, Manipuri).
Miltochrista jarawa N. Singh, Volynkin, Kirti & Datta 2020, India (Andaman Islands)
Miltochrista lutara (Moore, [1860]), India.
Miltochrista marginata (Walker, 1864), India (South India).
Miltochrista neocuneifera N. Singh & Kirti, 2016, India (Tamil Nadu).
Miltochrista neoseriata N. Singh & Kirti, 2016, India (Assam, Throughout India).
Miltochrista nubilalis Hampson, 1894, India (Orissa).
Miltochrista obsoleta (Moore, 1878), India (South India, NE India, Meghalaya, Bihar, Assam, Uttarakhand, West Bengal, Tripura).
Miltochrista paraarcuata N. Singh & Kirti, 2016, India (Karnataka).
Miltochrista paraseriata N. Singh, Kirti & Joshi, 2016, India (Sikkim).
Miltochrista phantasma (Hampson, 1907), India (Andamans).
Miltochrista producta (Černý, 2009), India (NE India).
Miltochrista pseudoarcuata N. Singh & Kirti,2016, India (Karnataka).
Miltochrista pseudomodesta Joshi, N. Singh & Volynkin, 2017, India (NE India (Mizoram, Nagaland)).
Miltochrista pseudoobsoleta N. Singh, 2019, India (Bihar).
Miltochrista pseudoseriata N. Singh & Kirti, 2016, India (NE India, Assam).
Miltochrista punctata (Rothschild, 1913), India (Assam).
Miltochrista quadra Joshi, N. Singh & Volynkin, 2017, India (NE India).
Miltochrista rosalia (Hampson, 1914), India (Western Ghats).
Miltochrista rubricosa (Moore, 1878), India (Indian Himalayas, Meghalaya, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Karnataka).
Miltochrista ruptifascia (Hampson, 1893), India (West Bengal).
Miltochrista semifascia (Walker, 1854), India (Throughout South India, Sikkim, Assam); Sri Lanka.
Miltochrista solita (Walker,1854), India; Sri Lanka.
Miltochrista stenovalva Volynkin, N. Singh, Černý, Kirti & Datta, 2020, India (Meghalaya, Nagaland, Mizoram).
Miltochrista strigatula (Rothschild, 1913), India (Meghalaya).
Miltochrista strigipennis (Herrich-Schäffer, 1855), India (Sikkim, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh, West Bengal, Manipur, Mizoram, Uttarakhand, Assam).
Miltochrista terminospota N. Singh, Kirti & Joshi, 2015, India (Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Sikkim, Assam, Meghalaya).
Miltochrista uncalis (Kirti & Gill, 2009), India (Kerala, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu).
Miltochrista undulata (Swinhoe, 1903), India (NW Himalayas, Sikkim, Meghalaya, Manipur, Mizoram, Assam).
Miltochrista undunoides N. Singh & Kirti, 2016, India (Assam (NE India) NW and NE Himalayas, Meghalaya, Manipur).
Miltochrista uniformeola (Hampson, 1900), India.
Miltochrista violacea (Reich, 1936), India (Punjab).

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

Miltochrista dasara Moore, [1860] is extralimital (Bali & Java). 
Miltochrista chromatica (Swinhoe, 1891) (S. India). 
Miltochrista calamaria (Moore, 1888) male and female are similar to female M. dasara. Vide Cerny & Pinratana. 2009, female dasara is larger than calamaria, has pale yellow forewing and slightly greyish suffused abdomen, while the yellow colour is more intense in calamaria and the abdomen is of the same colour. However, Volynkin & Bucsek (2016) state that female dasara and calamaria can only be separated by genitalia.

The female of Miltochrista undulata Swinhoe (1903) is very similar to Parvuspina tawaghatensis Singh, Kirti & Datta, 2019, and can be best separated from it by examining genitalia (Singh et al 2019).
 

StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh1
Arunachal Pradesh
Assam11
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi
Goa1
Gujarat
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir
Jharkhand
Karnataka1
Kerala21
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra1
Manipur
Meghalaya111
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Paschimbanga
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu
Tripura1
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand9
West Bengal1
Total1122129113
  1. Cerny, K. & A. Pinratana. 2009. Moths of Thailand, Vol. 6, Arctiidae. Plate 17. No. 157
  2. Kirti, J. S. & Singh, N. 2010: Morphotaxonomy of eight species of genus Lyclene Moore (Lepidoptera: Arctiidae: Lithosiinae) from India. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci .India Sect B Biol Sci, 80(3): 235-249.

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Miltochrista obsoleta (Moore, 1878) – . 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/miltochrista-obsoleta, accessed 2024/06/15.