Omphisa anastomosalis Guenée, 1854 - Sweet Potato Stem Borer

Taxonomic Information

Omphisa Moore, [1886] species known from India (Singh et al 2022).
Omphisa anastomosalis (Guenée, 1854). India; Si Lanka; Myanmar. 
Omphisa fuscidentalis (Hampson, [1896]). India: Sikkim, Kerala; Nepal. 
Omphisa illisalis (Walker, 1859). India: N. India, Assam, Meghalaya, S. Andamans; Sri Lanka. 
Omphisa repetitalis Snellen, 1890.  India: Sikkim, Kerala; Nepal. 

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

Omphisa anastomosalis - Sweet Potato Stem Borer


Omphisa repetitalis Snellen, 1890
Differs from O. anastomosalis by having fuscous marks on cilia of both wings at 3 and 4, HW cilia black from apex to v.4 and HW with apical black patch from apex to v.4. 
https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/701957-Omphisa-repetitalis

StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh1
Arunachal Pradesh3
Assam1
Bihar
Chandigarh1
Chhattisgarh1
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi
Goa
Gujarat1
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir
Jharkhand
Karnataka11
Kerala1
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra12
Manipur
Meghalaya1
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha1
Paschimbanga1
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand
West Bengal
Total241411121

Omphisa anastomosalis Guenée, 1854 –Sweet Potato Stem Borer: Ipomoea batatas (Convolvulaceae) (Robinson et al. 2010).

  1. Hampson, G. F. 1896. The Fauna of British India including Ceylon and Burma. Moths, Vol.4. Taylor & Francis, London. Pyralidae 594 p - 287 figs # 5096, Pg. 382. Fig 207.
  2. Kendrick, R. 2002. Moths (insecta : Lepidoptera) of Hong Kong. Plate 15/32. 
  3. Irungbam, J. S., M. S. Chib & K. Wangdi. 2016. Taxonomic review of the superfamily Pyraloidea in Bhutan (Lepidoptera). Journal of Asia-Pacific Biodiversity 9 (2016) 355-382. Fig. 10 C. 
  4. https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/203079-Omphisa-anastomosalis

 

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Omphisa anastomosalis Guenée, 1854 – Sweet Potato Stem Borer. 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/omphisa-anastomosalis, accessed 2024/06/19.