Polytela gloriosae (Fabricius, 1781) - Lily Moth

Taxonomic Information

Polytela Guenée, 1852 species known from India.
Polytela chrysospila Walker, 1865
Polytela cliens (Felder & Rogenhofer, 1874)
Polytela florigera Guenée, 1852
Polytela gloriosae (Fabricius, 1775). Indian subcontinent. 

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

Similiar species:

Polytela florigera - "differs from gloriosae in the basal joints of the palpi and antennae being black (gloriosa - orange); the orange spots on the metathorax often absent; cilia of hindwing black (gloriosae - yellow)" (Hampson, 1892).

StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh31
Arunachal Pradesh
Assam
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi1
Goa
Gujarat113
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir
Jharkhand
Karnataka111
Kerala112
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra44411
Manipur
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Paschimbanga21111
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu1
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand3122
West Bengal1
Total212101111622

Polytela gloriosae (Fabricius, 1781) – Lily Moth: Crinum asiaticum, Zephyranthes sp. (Amaryllidaceae), Gloriosa superba (Colchicaceae) (Robinson et al. 2010).

  1. Hampson, G. F. 1894. The Fauna of British India including Ceylon and Burma. Moths, Vol. 2. Arctiidae, Agrostidae, Noctuidae 609 p - 325 figs pg. 168, # 1588
  2. Gurule, S & S. M. Nikam. 2013. The moths (Lepidoptera: Heterocera) of northern Maharashtra: a preliminary checklist. Journal of Threatened Taxa 5(12): 4693–4713; http://dx.doi.org/10.11609/JoTT.o2555.4693-713.

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Polytela gloriosae (Fabricius, 1781) – Lily Moth. In Sondhi, S., Y. Sondhi, R.P. Singh, P. Roy and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 3.73. Published by the Indian Foundation for Butterflies. URL: https://moths.ncbs.res.in/polytela-gloriosae, accessed 2024/04/21.