Miresa bracteata Butler, 1880 -

Taxonomic Information

Miresa Walker, 1855 species known from the Indian subcontinent

Miresa albipuncta (Herrich-Schäffer, [1854]). S. India; Sri Lanka.
Miresa argentifera Walker, 1855. S. India; Nepal; Sri Lanka. 
Miresa bracteata Butler, 1880. India; Bhutan; Nepal. 
Miresa burmensis Hering, 1931. Myanmar. 
Miresa decedens Walker, 1855.India; Bhutan; Nepal. 
Miresa exigua Hering, 1931. India: Naga Hills (TL). 
Miresa fulgida Wileman, 1910. Bhutan.
Miresa metathermistis Hampson, 1910. India: Maharashtra (Mumbai), Goa (Karwar), Karnataka (“Canara”). 
Miresa nivaha Moore, 1859. India: Karnataka (TL: “Canara”); Kerala. 
Miresa pyronota Hampson, 1910. Sri Lanka (TL: Trincomali).
Miresa sibinoides Hering, 1931. India: Karnataka (TL: “Canara”).
Miresa urga Hering, 1933. India: Arunachal Pradesh (?). 

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

Miresa bracteata -


StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh1
Assam
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi
Goa
Gujarat
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh1
Jammu and Kashmir
Jharkhand
Karnataka
Kerala
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra
Manipur
Meghalaya2
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Paschimbanga
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand
West Bengal
Total31

Miresa bracteata Butler, 1880: Manilkara zapota (Sapotaceae) (Robinson et al. 2010).

  1. Butler, A. 1880. Descriptions of new Species of Asiatic Lepidoptera Heterocera. The Annals and magazine of natural history; zoology, botany, and geology(5) 6 (31): 64, TL: Darjeeling in BMNH
  2. Chun-Sheng Wu and Alexey V. Solovyev, 2011, A Review of the Genus Miresa Walker in China (Lepidoptera: Limacodidae), Journal of Insect Science, v.11 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1673/031.011.0134
  3. Hampson, G. 1892. The Fauna of British India including Ceylon and Burma. Moths, Vol. 1. Taylor & Francis, London. Pp. xxiii + 527. Saturniidae to Hypsidae. Pg 387 #856
  4. Haruta, T. (Ed.). 1992. Moths of Nepal. Part 1. TINEA. Vol. 13 (Supplement 2). The Japan Heterocerists’ Society, Tokyo Pl. 39:14

Other Notes

Miresa fulgida has additional silver triangular streak with silver veins connecting these triangular streaks.
Miresa argentifera lacks the silver triangular streak.
 

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Miresa bracteata Butler, 1880 – . In Sondhi, S., Y. Sondhi, R.P. Singh, P. Roy and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 3.73. Published by the Indian Foundation for Butterflies. URL: https://moths.ncbs.res.in/miresa-bracteata, accessed 2024/04/21.