Spilarctia spp. Butler, 1875 -

Taxonomic Information

List of Spilarctia Butler, 1875 known from India. 
Spilarctia bifascia Hampson, 1891. India (South India). 
Spilarctia casigneta (Kollar, [1844]). India (NW Himalayas, West Bengal, Sikkim, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Nagaland, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu (Nilgiris) Meghalaya, Kerala). 
Spilarctia castanea Hampson, 1893. India (Maharashtra); Sri Lanka. 
Spilarctia comma (Walker, 1856). India (NW Himalayas (Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh), Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand). 
Spilarctia coorgensis Kirti & Gill, 2010. India (Kerala, Karnataka). 
Spilarctia dalbergiae Moore, 1888. India (Himachal Pradesh, Sikkim, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh). 
Spilarctia eldorado (Rothschild, 1910). India (Meghalaya). 
Spilarctia gopara (Moore, 1859). India (Sikkim, Assam, West Bengal, Meghalaya). 
Spilarctia irregularis (Rothschild, 1910). India (Sikkim, West Bengal). 
Spilarctia leopardina (Kollar, [1844]). India (Indian Himalaya, Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh Uttarakhand, Sikkim, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh). 
Spilarctia melanostigma (Erschoff, 1872). India (North India including Ladakh), Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Sikkim, Assam, Nagaland). 
Spilarctia mona (Swinhoe, 1885). India (Maharashtra, Meghalaya). 
Spilarctia montana (Guerin–Meneville, 1843). India (Assam, Kerala, Tamil Nadu (Nilgiris), Punjab, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh). 
Spilarctia obliqua (Walker, 1855), India (Throughout India). 
Spilarctia punctata (Moore, 1859).India (Sikkim, Assam, Nagaland, West Bengal, Uttarakhand). 
Spilarctia rubilinea (Moore, 1865). India (Sikkim, Assam, West Bengal, Meghalaya). 
Spilarctia sagittifera Moore, 1888. India (Himachal Pradesh, Sikkim). 
Spilarctia tamangi (Thomas, 1994). India (Sikkim, Assam, West Bengal). 
Spilarctia tigrina (Moore, 1879). India (Tamil Nadu). 
Spilarctia todara (Moore, 1872). India (Kerala, Tamil Nadu). 
Spilarctia xanthogaster (Thomas, 1994). India (Meghalaya, Assam).

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh1
Arunachal Pradesh7211
Assam1
Bihar
Chandigarh1
Chhattisgarh1
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi
Goa
Gujarat212
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh11
Jammu and Kashmir312
Jharkhand
Karnataka1812
Kerala12411052
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra1
Manipur
Meghalaya111
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Paschimbanga371
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan1
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu111
Tripura1
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand291
West Bengal11
Total212171454252297

Spilarctia spp.: Gmelina arborea (Lamiaceae) (Robinson et al. 2010). Cleome rutidosperma (Capparaceae). The caterpillar resembles closely with Spilarctia obliqua. Caterpillars are very notorious. Very hard to rear & allergic. Saumen Pal, the rearer, states he was infected by the caterpillars (Pal 2022). 

 

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Spilarctia spp. Butler, 1875 – . 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/spilarctia-spp, accessed 2024/03/03.