Mustilizans hepatica Moore, 1879 -

Taxonomic Information

Mustilizans Yang, 1995 species known from India. 
Mustilizans hepatica Moore, 1879. India: West Bengal (TL: Darjeeling), Himalaya; Nepal; Pakistan.
Mustilizans dierli refugialis Zolotuhin, 2007. India: Sikkim. 
Mustilizans zolotuhini Chandra, Singh & Ranjan, 2019. India: Arunachal Pradesh (TL: Dihang-Dibang Biosphere Reserve). 
 

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

Mustilizans hepatica -


Similar species: Mustilizans zolotuhini Chandra, Singh & Ranjan, 2019.
Morphologically, the new species is closely similar to M. hepatica (Moore) but is distinct due to the
following attributes: (1) forewing with antemedial line not forming a dark spot on costa in the new species (Fig. 5) (antemedial line ending with dark spot on costa in M. hepatica, Fig. 1); (2) postmedial fascia angled several times in the new species, postmedial fascia almost straight in M. hepatica (Chandra et al 2019). 

StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh1232
Assam
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi
Goa
Gujarat
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir
Jharkhand
Karnataka
Kerala
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra
Manipur
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Paschimbanga
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim2
Tamil Nadu
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand31
West Bengal
Total15152
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  2. Hewitson, W. C, F. Moore & W. S. Atkinson. 1879. Descriptions of new Indian lepidopterous insects from the collection of the late Mr. W.S. Atkinson. Internet archive. Pg.82, plate III fg.18.
  3. Ratnasingham, S. & Hebert, P. D. N. 2007. BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data System (website). www.barcodinglife.org. 297990
  4. Zolotuhin, V.V. 2007. A revision of the genus Mustilia Walker, 1865, with descriptions of new taxa (Lepidoptera, Bombycidae). Neue Entomologischen Nachrichten, 60: 187-205.
  5. Wang, X., Wang, M., Zolotuhin, V.V., Hirowatari, T., Wu, S. and Huang, G.H., 2015. The fauna of the family Bombycidae sensu lato (Insecta, Lepidoptera, Bombycoidea) from Mainland China, Taiwan and Hainan Islands The fauna of the family Bombycidae sensu lato (Insecta, Lepidoptera, Bombycoidea) from Mainland China, Taiwan and Hainan Islands. Zootaxa, 3989(1), pp.1-138.
  6. Chandra, K., Singh, N., Kumar, V., Ranjan, R., Gayen, S. and Dey, R., 2019. The genus Mustilizans Yang, 1995 (Lepidoptera: Endromidae) in India with the description of a new species. Zootaxa, 4624(2), pp.zootaxa-4624.

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Mustilizans hepatica Moore, 1879 – . 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/mustilizans-hepatica, accessed 2024/06/23.