Pycnarmon meritalis (Walker, 1859) -

Taxonomic Information

Pycnarmon Lederer, 1863 species known from India. 
Pycnarmon abraxalis (Walker, [1866]). Bhutan; India: Darjeeling, West Bengal. 
Pycnarmon aeriferalis (Moore, 1877). India: Sikkim, Port Blair, S. Andamans. 
Pycnarmon alboflavalis (Moore, 1888). Bhutan; India: Darjeeling, West Bengal. 
Pycnarmon cribrata (Fabricius, 1794). Sri Lanka; India. 
Pycnarmon dryocentra (Meyrick, 1933). India: Sikkim, Assam, Khasi Hills, Meghalaya. 
Pycnarmon jaguaralis (Guenée, 1854). Bhutan; India: Assam. 
Pycnarmon lactiferalis (Walker, 1859). India. 
Pycnarmon marginalis (Snellen, 1890). India: Sikkim. 
Pycnarmon meritalis (Walker, 1859). Sri Lanka; India: Khasi Hills, Meghalaya. 
Pycnarmon nebulosalis Hampson, 1896. Sri Lanka. 
Pycnarmon obinusalis Walker, 1859. Eastern Pakistan; India: W India. 
Pycnarmon pulchralis (Swinhoe, 1901). Myanmar. 
Pycnarmon radiata (Warren, 1896). India: Khasi Hills, Meghalaya. 
Pycnarmon virgatalis Moore, 1867. Sri Lanka; India: Bengal.

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

Pycnarmon meritalis -


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
Maharashtra11
Manipur
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Paschimbanga
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand
West Bengal6
Total71
Pycnarmon meritalis (Walker, 1859): Blumea balsamifera (Asteraceae), Chukrasia tabularis (Meliaceae), Vitex altissima (Lamiaceae) (Robinson et al. 2010)
  1. OD: Zebronia meritalis Walker, 1859. List Spec. Lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. 17: 479. TL: Sri Lanka. Text at https://archive.org/details/listofspecimenso1618brit/page/479/mode/1up?view=theater
  2. Zebronia plexippusalis Walker, 1859. List Spec. Lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. 17: 485. Text at https://archive.org/details/listofspecimenso1618brit/page/485/mode/1up?view=theater
  3. Conchylodes baptalis Snellen, 1880. Tijdschr. Ent. 23: 238,  27: pl. 4, f. 7; TL: Celebes, Takalar. Plate at https://archive.org/details/tijdschriftvoore8384nede/page/n390/mode/1up?view=theater
  4. Aripana annulata Warren, 1896. Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (6) 18 (104): 168. TL: Khasi Hills. Text at https://archive.org/details/annalsmagazineof6181896lond/page/168/mode/1up?view=theater
  5. Hampson, G. F. 1896. The Fauna of British India including Ceylon and Burma. Moths, Vol.4. Taylor & Francis, London. Pyralidae 594 p - 287 figs. pg. 259, # 4777. 
  6. http://lepidoptera.butterflyhouse.com.au/spil/meritalis.html images are probably those of P. cribrata
  7. https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/319483-Pycnarmon-meritalis
 
 
 

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Pycnarmon meritalis (Walker, 1859) – . 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/pycnarmon-meritalis, accessed 2024/06/17.