Phalera torpida Walker, 1865 -

Taxonomic Information

List of Phalera Hübner, 1819 species known from India.
Phalera (Phalera) birmicola Bryk, 1949. India (Uttarakhand); Myanmar.
Phalera (Phalera) combusta (Walker, 1855). India (Uttarakhand, NE India, Maharashtra); Myanmar; Nepal.
Phalera (Phalera) goniophora Hampson, 1910, India (Punjab, Uttarakhand, Sikkim, Assam, Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh); Myanmar; Nepal.
Phalera (Phalera) grotei Moore, 1860. India (Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, West Bengal, Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Nagaland, Chhattisgarh, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Andaman Islands); Bangladesh; Bhutan; Myanmar; Nepal.
Phalera (Phalera) javana javana Moore, 1859, India (Uttarakhand, Sikkim, Nagaland, Maharashtra).
Phalera (Phalera) parivala Moore, 1860. India (Uttarakhand, West Bengal, Sikkim, NE India); Bhutan; Myanmar; Nepal; Pakistan.
Phalera (Phalera) procera (Felder & Felder, 1874). India (Uttarakhand, Sikkim, NE India, Maharashtra).
Phalera (Phalera) raya Moore, 1860. India (Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, West Bengal, Sikkim, Nagaland, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu (Nilgiris)); Myanmar; Nepal; Sri Lanka.
Phalera (Phalera) sangana Moore, 1860. India (Uttarakhand, West Bengal, Sikkim, NE India, Maharashtra); Bhutan; Myanmar; Nepal.
Phalera (Erconholda) torpida torpida Walker, 1865. India (NW India, Sikkim, NE India); Bangladesh; Myanmar; Nepal; Pakistan.

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

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StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh
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
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand1
West Bengal
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  1. OD: Phalera torpida Walker, 1865. List. Lep. Het. Br. Mus. 32: 431. TL: Sikkim. Text at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/120097#page/446/mode/1up 
  2. Haruta, T. (Ed.). 1998. Moths of Nepal. Part 5. TINEA. Vol. 15 (Supplement 1). The Japan Heterocerists’ Society, Tokyo. Pl. 137/6 & 137/8. 
  3. Schintlmeister, A., & A. Pinratana. 2007. Moths of Thailand,Volume 5. Notodontidae. Brothers of St. Gabriel in Thailand, Bangkok. 320 pp. + 45 pls. Pg. 226, Pl. 35/253. 
  4. Chandra, K., Kumar, V., Singh, N., Raha, A., Sanyal, A.K.2019. Assemblages of Lepidoptera in Indian Himalaya through long term monitoring plots. Zoological Survey of India, Kolkata, 1-457 pp. Pl. 107.2. 
  5. https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/559372-Phalera-torpida

Note: Grey spot on forewing and rough bipectinnate antennae are diagnostic. Hindwing concolorous with wing. Rough bipectinnate antennae of the male is visible when viewed closely in the image. Identified with a cf because of this difficult genus; best confirmed by examining genitalia.

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Phalera torpida Walker, 1865 – . 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/phalera-torpida, accessed 2024/03/03.