Orphanostigma abruptalis (Walker, 1859) -

Taxonomic Information

Orphanostigma Warren, 1890 species known from the Indian subcontinent.

Orphanostigma abruptalis (Walker, 1859). India, Sri Lanka (TL), Myanmar. 

Orphanostigma angustale Hampson, 1893. Sri Lanka (TL). 

Orphanostigma fulvistriga Swinhoe, 1894. India: Meghalaya (Shillong: TL).

Orphanostigma vibiusalis (Walker, 1859). S. India (?). 
 

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

Orphanostigma abruptalis -


StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh
Assam1
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh1
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi1
Goa
Gujarat12
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir
Jharkhand
Karnataka
Kerala12
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra11
Manipur
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Paschimbanga1
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu11
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand
West Bengal
Total2121431
  1. OD: Asopia abruptalis Walker, 1859. List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum 17: 255-508. London. Text at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/120189#page/391/mode/1up
  2. Hampson, G. F. 1896. The Fauna of British India including Ceylon and Burma. Moths, Vol.4. Taylor & Francis, London. Pyralidae 594 p - 287 figs.pg 279, # 4823 as Syngamia abruptalis
  3. https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/244883-Orphanostigma-abruptalis
  4. http://v3.boldsystems.org/index.php/Taxbrowser_Taxonpage?taxid=329220
  5. http://lepidoptera.butterflyhouse.com.au/spil/abruptalis.html
  6. https://www.africanmoths.com/pages/CRAMBIDAE/SPILOMELINAE/Orphanostigma%20abruptalis.html
 

Other Notes

Similar species: 
Syngamia latimarginalis (Walker, 1859)
Based on images, Syngamia latimarginalis can be separated from Orphanostigma abruptalis as in the latter species, the FW postmedial line is more deeply excurved between vein 5 and 2. Both wings with two black marginal lines and grey cilia. Many individuals of Syngamia latimarginalis have pale area on the inside of the disco-cellular module and sometimes on the inside of the postmedial near the costa. This pale area is mostly absent in Orphanostigma abruptalis. The basal area as well as the medial area and the postmedial area has a single colour (typically two-toned in Syngamia latimarginalis). The characters mentioned for separating the two species in Hampson, 1896, Vol. 4: the black band on forelegs and the black line on the abdomen does not seem to be valid for separating the two species. 

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Orphanostigma abruptalis (Walker, 1859) – . 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/orphanostigma-abruptalis, accessed 2024/06/14.