Prospalta leucospila Walker, [1858] -

Taxonomic Information

Prospalta Walker, [1858] species known from India. 
Prospalta contigua Leech, 1900. India: Meghalaya (Khasi Hills), Arunachal Pradesh; China (TL). 
Prospalta immatura Warren, 1914. India: Sikkim (TL). 
Prospalta leucospila Walker, [1858]).  India: Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh; Nepal. 
Prospalta ochrisquamata Warren, 1912. India: Meghalaya (Khasi Hills: TL). 
Prospalta pallidipennis Warren, 1912. India: Meghalaya (Khasi Hills: TL), Nilgiris. 
Prospalta stellata Moore, 1882. India: West Bengal (Darjeeling: TL). 

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

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Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh41
Assam
Bihar
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Daman & Diu
Delhi
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Jammu and Kashmir
Jharkhand
Karnataka
Kerala
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Maharashtra
Manipur
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Mizoram
Nagaland
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Paschimbanga
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  1. OD: Prospalta leucospila Walker, [1858]. List Spec. Lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. 13: 1114; TL: ?"Borneo, Sarawak", ?Hindostan. Text at https://archive.org/details/listofspecimenso1315brit/page/1114/mode/1up?view=theater
  2. Prospalta leucospila; Hampson, 1908. Cat. Lepid. Phalaenae Br. Mus. 7: 315, pl. 115, f. 30. Text at https://archive.org/details/catalogueoflepid71908brit/page/315/mode/1up?view=theater. Plate at https://archive.org/details/catalogueoflepid410brit/page/n282/mode/2up?view=theater
  3. Holloway, J.D., 1989. The moths of Borneo: family Noctuidae, trifine subfamilies: Noctuinae, Heliothinae, Hadeninae, Acronictinae, Amphipyrinae, Agaristinae. Malayan Nature Journal, 42(2-3), pp.57-228.
  4. Haruta, T. (Ed.). 1995. Moths of Nepal. Part 4. TINEA. Vol. 14 (Supplement 2). The Japan Heterocerists’ Society, Tokyo. 117, Pl. 86/3 as Condica leucospila.
  5. Kononenko, V. S. & A. Pinratana. 2013. Moths of Thailand, Volume 3: Noctuoidea Part 2: Addendum to Vol. 3, Part 1, Families Erebidae, Nolidae, Euteliidae, Noctuidae and Checklist. Brothers of St. Gabriel in Thailand, Bangkok. 625 pp. + 55 pls. 
  6. 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. 142.19. 

Note: Subfamily placement needs verification. Kononenko & Pinratana (2013) place this genus in Condicinae, but Holloway (1989) placed the genera Condica and Prospalta in the subfamily Hadeninae. 
 

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Prospalta leucospila Walker, [1858] – . 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/prospalta-leucospila, accessed 2024/06/21.