Nyctemera adversata (Schaller, 1788) - Marbled White Moth

Taxonomic Information

List of Nyctemera Hübner, [1820], 1816 known from India.
 

Nyctemera (Arctata) arctata Walker, 1856, India (NE India, NW India, Sikkim, West Bengal).
Nyctemera (Coleta) coleta (Stoll, 1781), India (Assam, South India, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Nagaland, Karnataka, Meghalaya, Tamil Nadu, Kerala).
Nyctemera (Deilemera) carissima (Swinhoe, 1891), India (NE India, West Bengal, Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh).
Nyctemera (Deilemera) hampsoni (Swinhoe, 1889), India (South India).
Nyctemera (Nyctemera) baulus (Boisduval, 1832), India (Andaman, Nicobar Islands).
Nyctemera (Nyctemera) cenis (Cramer, 1777), India (Indian Himalayas, Meghalaya).
Nyctemera (Nyctemera) lacticinia (Cramer, 1779), India (Coromandel, West Bengal, Assam, Meghalaya, South India, Andamans, Throughout India, Chhattisgarh).
Nyctemera (Nyctemera) latistriga Walker, 1854, India (NE India, Andaman & Nicobar Island, Throughout India).
Nyctemera (Orphanos) adversata (Schaller, 1788), India (NE India, Meghalaya, Throughout India).
Nyctemera (Orphanos) tripunctaria (Linnaeus, 1758), India (East India (Assam)).

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh122121
Assam111
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi
Goa
Gujarat
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh1
Jammu and Kashmir
Jharkhand
Karnataka
Kerala
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra
Manipur1
Meghalaya121112
Mizoram
Nagaland111
Odisha
Paschimbanga11
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim1
Tamil Nadu
Tripura2
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand111213532
West Bengal11
Total314654248284

Nyctemera adversata (Schaller, 1788): Gynura sp. (Compositae) (Robinson et al. 2010). Debregeasa longifolia (Urticaceae), Girardinia diversifolia (Urticaceae), Urtica dioica (Urticaceae), Gynura bicolor (Asteraceae); Crassocephalum crepidioides (Asteraceae) (Smetacek & Smetacek 2011).

  1. Hampson, G. F. 1894. The Fauna of British India including Ceylon and Burma. Moths, Vol. 2. Arctiidae, Agrostidae, Noctuidae 609 p - 325 figs: pg. 47, #1266 as Nyctemera plagifera
  2. Holloway, J. D. 1988. The Moths of Borneo. Part 6. Arctiidae: Syntominae, Euchomiinae, Arctiinae, Aganainae (to Noctuidae). Nyctemera adversata - accessed online August 2015
  3. Smetacek, P. & Smetacek, R., 2011. Additions to the known larval host plants of Indian Lepidoptera. Journal of Threatened Taxa, pp.2272-2276.

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Nyctemera adversata (Schaller, 1788) – Marbled White Moth. 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/nyctemera-adversata, accessed 2024/03/02.