Scopula insolata (Butler, 1889) -

Taxonomic Information

List of Scopula Schrank, 1802 from India based on Kirti et al. (2019). 
Scopula acharis Prout, 1938. India: Mishmi Hills, Lohit River, Arunachal Pradesh.
Scopula achrosta Prout, 1935. India: Kashmir Valley; 7000ft.
Scopula actuaria actuaria (Walker, 1861). Sri Lanka; India.
Scopula addictaria (Walker, 1861). Sri Lanka; India: Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, Khasis, Meghalaya, Pune, Maharashtra, Nilgiris
Scopula adeptaria adeptaria (Walker, 1861). Sri Lanka; India: Ganjam, Mumbai, Maharashtra.
Scopula albiflava (Warren, 1896). India: Khasi Hills, Meghalaya.
Scopula albomaculata (Moore, 1888). India: Darjeeling, West Bengal.
Scopula anaitisaria (Walker, 1861). India: South India.
Scopula annexata Prout, 1938. India: Orrisa, Nilgiris.
Scopula annularia annularia (Swinhoe, 1890). Myanmar: Rangoon. India: NE Himalaya.
Scopula asparta Prout, 1938. India: Khasi Hills, Meghalaya.
Scopula aspilataria (Walker, 1861). Sri Lanka; India: Indian Himalaya.
Scopula atriceps (Hampson, 1895). India: Shimla, Himachal Pradesh.
Scopula atridiscata (Warren, 1897). India: Khasi Hills, Meghalaya.
Scopula attentata attentata (Walker, 1861). India.
Scopula attentata nicobarica Prout, 1938. India: Nicobar Islands.
Scopula bispurcata (Warren, 1898). India: Khasi Hills, Meghalaya.
Scopula butleri butleri (Prout, 1913). India: Kangara district, Himachal Pradesh.
Scopula butyrosa (Warren, 1893). India: Mongpong, about 4000ft. Sikkim.
Scopula caesaria (Walker, 1861).
Scopula campbelli Prout, 1920. India: Palni Hills, South India.
Scopula celebraria (Walker, 1861). India: South India.
Scopula cleoraria cleoraria (Walker, 1861). India: North India, South India.
Scopula coangulata Prout, 1920. India: Assam, Khasi hills, Meghalaya.
Scopula complanata (Warren, 1896). India: Khasis, Meghalaya, Darjeeling, West Bengal.
Scopula consimilata (Warren, 1896). India: Khasi hills, Meghalaya.
Scopula costata (Moore, 1887).
Scopula decorata eurhythma Prout, 1935.
Scopula deliciosaria (Walker, 1861). India: North India, South India.
Scopula dimoera Prout, 1922. India: Palni Hills.
Scopula emissaria (Walker, 1861).
Scopula erubescens (Warren, 1895). India: Khasi hills, Meghalaya.
Scopula eulomata (Snellen, 1877). India: Nagas, Nagaland.
Scopula extimaria (Walker, 1861). India: NW Himalayas, Sikkim, Nagas, Nagaland.
Scopula ferrilineata (Moore, 1888).
Scopula ferruginea (Hampson, 1893).
Scopula fibulata (Guenée, [1858]). Sri Lanka; Throughout India.
Scopula flavifurfurata Prout, 1920, India: Subathu, Himachal Pradesh.
Scopula fluidaria (Swinhoe, 1886). India: Pune, Mumbai, Maharashtra.
Scopula furfurata (Warren, 1897). India: Shimla, Himachal Pradesh.
Scopula humilis Prout, 1913. India: Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh.
Scopula hyphenophora hyphenophora (Warren, 1896). India: Khasi Hills, Meghalaya.
Scopula idearia (Swinhoe, 1886). India: Pune, Mumbai, Maharashtra.
Scopula inangulata (Warren, 1896). India: Khasi Hills, Meghalaya.
Scopula incanata (Linnaeus, 1758).
Scopula inflexibilis (Prout, 1931). India: South Andaman, Port Blair.
Scopula insolata (Butler, 1889).
Scopula intensata (Moore, 1887).
Scopula intensata ochriata Prout, 1938. India: Nilgiri, Palnis.
Scopula kashmirensis (Moore, 1888). India: Kashmir.
Scopula kashmirensis gooraisensis Prout, 1935. India: Goorais Valley, Kashmir.
Scopula kashmirensis quettensis Prout, 1935.
Scopula linearis (Hampson, 1891). India: Nilgiri District, N slopes, 3500ft; S slopes, 3000ft; W slopes 3000ft.
Scopula mecysma (Swinhoe, 1894).
Scopula melanstigma Prout, 1938. India: Khasi Hills, Meghalaya.
Scopula modesta (Moore, [1887]). Sri Lanka; India: Nilgiri district, N slopes, 3500ft.
Scopula monosema Prout, 1923. India: Kashmir: probably c. 1000ft.
Scopula moorei moorei (Cotes & Swinhoe, 1888). India: Bengal.
Scopula moorei metarsia Prout, 1938. India: Mussoorie, Uttarakhand.
Scopula nesciaria nesciaria (Walker, 1861). Sri Lanka; India.
Scopula nigridentata (Warren, 1896). Khasi Hills, Shillong, Meghalaya.
Scopula nitidissima Prout, 1920. India: Kashmir Valley, 7000ft.
Scopula ocheracea (Hampson, 1891). India: Nilgiri district, N slopes, 3500ft
Scopula ochricrinita Prout, 1920. India: Assam, Khasi Hills, Meghalaya.
Scopula opicata (Fabricius, 1798).
Scopula pallida (Warren, 1888). India: NW Himalayas
Scopula patularia (Walker, 1866). India: Khasi Hills, Meghalaya.
Scopula pedilata (Felder & Rogenhofer, 1875). India: Sri Lanka, Dharamsala
Scopula polystigmaria (Hampson, 1903). India: Rajaori, Kashmir.
Scopula prosthiostigma Prout, 1938. India: Sikkim.
Scopula pulchellata (Fabricius, 1794).
Scopula pulverosa Prout, 1934. India: Assam, Khasi Hills, Meghalaya.
Scopula quinquestriata Warren, 1896). India: Khasi Hills, Meghalaya.
Scopula remotata (Guenée, 1858). India: North India.
Scopula rufistigma (Warren, 1895). India: Khasi Hills, Meghalaya.
Scopula scialophia Prout, 1919. India: Khasi Hills, Meghalaya.
Scopula sordida (Warren, 1895). India: Nilgiris.
Scopula stigmata (Moore, 1888). India (North-West): Solan, Himachal Pradesh.
Scopula straminea (Felder & Rogenhofer, 1875). Indian Himalaya.
Scopula subcarnea Prout, 1934. India: Shillong; Khasia mountains, Meghalaya.
Scopula sublutescens Prout, 1920. India: Assam, Khasi Hills, Meghalaya.
Scopula subpartita Prout, 1919. India: Khasi Hills, Meghalaya.
Scopula subtracta Prout, 1935. India: Shimla, Himachal Pradesh.
Scopula tenuimedia Prout, 1938. India: Khasi Hills, Cherrapunji, Meghalaya.
Scopula undulataria (Moore, 1888). India: Darjeeling, West Bengal.
Scopula unilineata (Warren, 1896). India: Khasi Hills, Meghalaya.
Scopula violacea Warren, 1897). India: Sikkim.
Scopula walkeri (Butler, 1883). Sri Lanka; India: Nilgiris, Khasis, Meghalaya.

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  1. OD: Craspedia insolata Butler, 1889.  Illustration of typical specimens of Lepidoptera Heterocera in the Collection of the British Museum Part VII, Pg. 109, Pl. 134/17. Text at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/180012#page/119/mode/1up & Plate at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/180012#page/165/mode/1up
  2. 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 431 #3874 combines insolata with pedilata from Ceylon, but pedilata is considered as a valid species by Sihvonen (2005).
  3. Acidalia butleri;Prout, L. B. 1913. In: Seitz, A. (Ed.). The Macrolepidoptera of the World, Vol 4, pg. 78 & fig. 7c (as replacement name for insolata). 
  4. Scopula insolata; Prout, L. B. 1938. In: Seitz, (Ed.). The Macrolepidoptera of the World, Vol. 12, pg. 198 lists Scopula insolata, mentioning butleri as its synonym. 
  5. Sihvonen, P., 2005. Phylogeny and classification of the Scopulini moths (Lepidoptera: Geometridae, Sterrhinae). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 143(4), pp.473-530. Lists as Scopula butleri
  6. Choi, S.W. and Kim, S.S., 2016. A checklist of the genus Scopula (Lepidoptera: Geometridae) including description of a new species and three newly recorded species from Korea. Zootaxa, 4178(1), pp.131-137. Fig 1 B.
  7. Kirti, J. S., K. Chandra, A. Saxena & N. Singh. 2019. Geometrid Moths of India. Nature Books of India, New Delhi, 296 pp. Lists as Scopula butleri
  8. https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/702197-Scopula-butleri
  9. https://www.mothsofborneo.com/part-10/scopulini/scopulini_5_7.php (ssp. aequibrachiata).

Note: We follow Prout (1938) and Holloway (1997) and Craspedia insolata Butler, 1889 takes precedence over Acidalia butleri Prout, 1913. 

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Scopula insolata (Butler, 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/scopula-insolata, accessed 2024/06/19.