Petavia erycinoides Walker, 1869 -

Taxonomic Information

Petavia Horsfield, 1828 species known from India. 
Petavia erycinoides Walker, 1869. India: Uttarakhand, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, West Bengal. 
Petavia attenuata (Moore, 1879). India: Sikkim, Assam, Meghalaya. 
Originally combination Callidula
erycinoides. Current combination in LepIndex Petavia erycinoides. Callidula erycinoides Felder, 1874 is a different species.

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

Petavia erycinoides -


StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh1
Assam1
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
Nagaland1
Odisha
Paschimbanga
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim1
Tamil Nadu
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand1
West Bengal
Total1121
  1. Callidula erycinoides Walker, 1869. Characters of undescribed Lepidoptera Heterocera. pg. 3. Text at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/61132#page/13/mode/1up
  2. Hampson, G. F. [1893]. The Fauna of British India including Ceylon and Burma. Moths, Vol. 1. Taylor & Francis, London. Pp. xxiii + 527. Saturniidae to Hypsidae 527 p - 333 fig. pg 324 #92 fg.221 as Callidula erycinoides.
  3. Smetacek, P. 1997. Record of a diurnal moth Callidula erycinoides Walker (Lepidoptera: Callidulidae) from the W. Himalaya, Indian Journal of Biodiversity 1(1), 171-172.
  4. Beccaloni, G., Scoble, M., Kitching, I., Simonsen, T., Robinson, G., Pitkin, B., Hine, A. & Lyal, C. (Editors). 2003. The Global Lepidoptera Names Index (LepIndex). World Wide Web electronic publication. http://www.nhm.ac.uk/entomology/lepindex [accessed 21 April 2021] [erycinoides Walker, 1869 accessed 22 August 2015]

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Petavia erycinoides Walker, 1869 – . 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/petavia-erycinoides, accessed 2024/05/28.