Siccia tenebrosa (Moore, 1878) -

Taxonomic Information

Siccia Walker, 1854 species from India (Volynkin et al. 2023; Volynkin et al, 2017; Arctiid Moths of India, Vol 2.)
Siccia albisparsa (Hampson, 1898). NE India. 
Siccia amnaea (Swinhoe, 1894). NE India. 
Siccia fulvocincta (Hampson, 1900). S. India. 
Siccia maculifascia (Moore, 1878). NE India. 
Siccia guttulosana (Walker, 1863). India, Sri Lanka. 
Siccia mesozonata Hampson, 1898. NE India, Thailand, Malay Peninsula. 
Siccia nilgirica (Hampson, 1891). S India; Sri Lanka.  
Siccia nocturna (Hampson, 1900). NE India. 
Siccia quinquefascia (Hampson, 1891). S. India. 
Siccia sagittifera (Moore, 1888). TL: Dharmsala, Himachal Pradesh. 
Siccia seriata Hampson, 1900. NE India, Thailand.
Siccia sordida (Butler, 1877). India: Coimbatore (TL), Punjab, Himachal Pradesh.; Sri Lanka. Aemene subcinerea Moore, 1878 is a synonym. 
Siccia taprobanis (Walker, 1854). India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, W and SW China. 
Siccia tenebrosa (Moore, 1878). TL: Mumbai, Maharashtra. 

Aemene flavescens Hampson, 1898. NE India. Listed as Halone flavescens (Hampson, 1898) (Funet).
Aemene tau Heylaerts, 1891 & Aemene spotoptera Singh & Kirti not listed in Volynkin et al. (2023). 

Note: As per Volynkin et al 2023, the genus Aemene Walker, 1854 stands revised to Siccia Walker, 1854. 

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

Siccia tenebrosa -


StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh1
Arunachal Pradesh
Assam
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh11
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 Bengal
Total1211
  1. OD: Aemene tenebrosa Moore, 1878. Proceedings of the general meetings for scientific business of the Zoological Society of London, pg 34. Text at https://archive.org/details/proceedingsofgen78zool/page/34/mode/1up?view=theater
  2. Hampson, G. F. 1894. The Fauna of British India including Ceylon and Burma. Moths, Vol. 2. Taylor & Francis, London. Arctiidae, Agrostidae, Noctuidae 609 p - 325 figs. pg. 93, # 1389.
  3. Siccia tenebrosa Moore, Hampson, G. F. 1900. Catalogue of Lepidoptera Phalanae in the British Museum, Vol. 2, pg. 397, #845, & Pl. 29/13.  Text at https://archive.org/details/catalogueoflepid2brituoft/page/397/mode/1up?view=theater. Plate at https://archive.org/details/catalogueoflepid13brit/page/n139/mode/2up?view=theater
  4. Singh, N., Ahmad, J. and Joshi, R., 2018. Moths (Lepidoptera) diversity of district Koderma, Jharkhand. Journal of Entomology and Zoology Studies, 6(2), pp.1253-1263.
  5. Volynkin, A.V., 2023. Contribution to the knowledge of the genus Siccia Walker (= Aemene Walker, syn. n.) in the Afrotropics with descriptions of seventy-three new species, three new subspecies, and a check-list of Asiatic taxa of the genus (Lepidoptera: Erebidae: Arctiinae: Lithosiini). Ecologica Montenegrina, 64, pp.1-184.
  6. https://www.oumnh.ox.ac.uk/collections-online#/item/oum-catalogue-398089
  7. https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/1152227-Aemene-tenebrosa

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Siccia tenebrosa (Moore, 1878) – . In Sondhi, S., Y. Sondhi, R.P. Singh, P. Roy and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 3.71. Published by the Indian Foundation for Butterflies. URL: https://moths.ncbs.res.in/siccia-tenebrosa, accessed 2024/02/25.