Psilalcis breta (Swinhoe, 1889) -

Taxonomic Information

Psilalcis Warren, 1893 species known from India (Kirti et al. 2019).
Psilalcis albibasis Hampson, 1895. India: Uttarakhand, West Bengal, Arunachal Pradesh, Sikkim; Nepal. 
Psilalcis bisinuata (Hampson, 1895). India: Sikkim, Meghalaya.
Psilalcis breta breta (Swinhoe, 1890). India: Nilgiris Hills.
Psilalcis conspicuata (Moore, 1888). India: Darjeeling, West Bengal.
Psilalcis dierli Sato, 1995. Nepal; India: Kumaon, Nanital, Uttarakhand.
Psilalcis inceptaria (Walker, 1866). India: Nilgiris, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Kerala.
Psilalcis indistincta (Hampson, 1891). India: Nilgiris.
Psilalcis inoueorum Sato, 2008. Myanmar (TL); India: Arunachal Pradesh. 
Psilalcis pallidaria (Moore, 1888). India: Darjeeling, West Bengal.
Psilalcis rufaria (Warren, 1896). India: Khasi hills, Meghalaya.
Psilalcis subochrea (Warren, 1896). India: Khasi hills, Meghalaya.
Psilalcis subtochracea (Hampson, 1902). India: Nilgiris.
Psilalcis thricophora (Hampson, 1895). India: Sikkim.

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh31
Assam
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi
Goa
Gujarat
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir
Jharkhand
Karnataka
Kerala11
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra11423142
Manipur
Meghalaya1
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Paschimbanga
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim1
Tamil Nadu
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand661
West Bengal
Total11158411143
  1. Narapa breta Swinhoe, 1889. Proc. zool. Soc. Lond. 426. TL: Nilgiris. Text at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/91210#page/550/mode/1up
  2. Tephrosia inceptaria Walker, 1866, List Specimens lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. 35: 1590. 
  3. Hampson, G. F. 1895. The Fauna of British India including Ceylon and Burma. Moths, Vol.3. Taylor & Francis, London. Noctuidae (cont.) to Geometridae 546 p - 226 figs.pg. 262, # 3397. Treated as a synonym of Boarmia inceptaria.
  4. Haruta, T. (Ed.). 1993. Moths of Nepal. Part 2. TINEA. Vol. 13 (Supplement 3). The Japan Heterocerists’ Society, Tokyo. pg. 13, Pl. 35/17-18.
  5. http://v3.boldsystems.org/index.php/Taxbrowser_Taxonpage?taxid=92192

Note: Earlier consider a synonym of Tephrosia inceptaria Walker, 1866 but removed from synonymy by Inoue.

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Psilalcis breta (Swinhoe, 1889) – . 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/psilalcis-breta, accessed 2024/06/17.