Mudaria cornifrons Moore, 1893 -

Taxonomic Information

Mudaria Moore, 1893 species known from the Indian subcontinent:

Mudaria albonotata (Hampson, 1893). Sri Lanka

Mudaria cornifrons Moore, 1893. E. Himalaya.

Mudaria fisherae Prout, 1928. Sri Lanka. 

Mudaria leprosa (Hampson, 1898). Khasi Hills, Meghalaya. 

Mudaria leprosticta (Hampson, 1907). India; Sri Lanka.

Mudaria major (Warren, 1914). E. Himalaya, S. India. 

Mudaria turbata (Walker, 1858). NE Himalaya.

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Mudaria cornifrons Moore, 1893: Bombax ceiba, Ceiba pentandra (Bombacaceae), Gossypium (Malvaceae) (Robinson et al. 2010).

  1. OD: Mudaria cornifrons Moore, 1893. Indian Mus. Notes 3 (1): 69; TL: Calcutta. Text at https://archive.org/details/indianmuseumnot311893indi/page/69/mode/1up?view=theater
  2. Mudaria cornifrons; Hampson, 1910. Cat. Lepid. Phalaenae Br. Mus. 9: 226, # 4600, f. 87. Text  & figure at https://archive.org/details/catalogueoflepid09brituoft/page/226/mode/1up?view=theater
  3. Hampson, G. F. 1894. The Fauna of British India including Ceylon and Burma. Moths, Vol. 2. Taylor & Francis, London. Arctiidae, Agrostidae, Noctuidae 609 p - 325 figs.pg. 245, # 1825. 
  4. Pellinen, M., Mutanen, M. and Sihvonen, P., 2018. New species of genus Mudaria Moore, 1893 and the first record of Mudaria cornifrons Moore, 1893 from Thailand (Lepidoptera, Noctuidae, Noctuinae). Zootaxa, 4500(2), pp.292-300. Fig. 6a-d for M. cornifrons. 
  5. https://v3.boldsystems.org/index.php/Taxbrowser_Taxonpage?taxid=804706
Notes: Mudaria variabilis and Mudaria grisescens are similar species from external morphology. They can be separated by the shape of the frons and genitalia.Das et al. 2020 lists Mudaria major and Mudaria leprosticta from the Western Ghats. Mudaria cornifrons was described from N. India, and there are no published records of this species from the Western Ghats; hence provisionally identified as cornifrons

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Mudaria cornifrons Moore, 1893 – . 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/mudaria-cornifrons, accessed 2024/07/21.