Pingasa lariaria (Walker, 1860) -

Taxonomic Information

List of Pingasa Moore, [1887] known from India based on Kirti et al. (2019).
Pingasa alba alba Swinhoe, 1891. India: Khasi Hills, Meghalaya.
Pingasa chlora chlora (Stoll, 1782). India: Indian Himalaya.
Pingasa crenaria (Guenée, 1858). India: Central India.
Pingasa dispensata (Walker, 1860). India: North India.
Pingasa elutriata Prout, 1916. India: Darjeeling, West Bengal.
Pingasa lariaria (Walker, 1860). India: Bengal.
Pingasa pseudoterpinaria gracilis Prout, 1916. India: Khasi Hills, Meghalaya. 
Pingasa pseudoterpinaria tephrosiaria Guenée, 1858. India: NW Himalaya. 
Pingasa rubicunda Warren, 1894. India: Khasi Hills, Meghalaya.
Pingasa rufofasciata Moore, 1888. India: Darjeeling, West Bengal, Arunachal Pradesh.
Pingasa ruginaria ruginaria (Guenée, [1858]). India: North India.
Pingasa ruginaria andamanica Prout, 1916. India: South Andaman, Port Blair.
Pingasa subviridis Warren, 1896. India: Cherrapunji, Meghalaya.
Pingasa venusta Warren, 1894. India: Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh.

Unconfirmed records
Pingasa multispurcata Prout, 1913. An African species.

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

Similar species: Pingasa chlora chlora (Stoll, 1782)

Notes from Moths of Borneo

Diagnosis. Pingasa lariaria is the largest of the greyish species, distinguished particularly by the strongly crenulate postmedials and reduced white patches at the centre of the distal margins of each wing. Only P. chlora has the fasciae so crenulate, but chlora is a smaller, much paler species, with weaker markings and no yellow on the underside.

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
Karnataka41
Kerala
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra
Manipur
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Paschimbanga
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu
Tripura1
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand
West Bengal1
Total142

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Pingasa lariaria (Walker, 1860) – . 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/pingasa-lariaria, accessed 2024/03/03.