Spinosuncus contractalis (Warren, 1896) -

Taxonomic Information

Spinosuncus Chen, Zhang & Li, 2018 species known from India:
Spinosuncus contractalis (Warren, 1896). India: Meghalaya (TL: Khasi Hills).
Spinosuncus praepandalis (Snellen, 1890). India: Sikkim (TL).
Spinosuncus aureolalis (Lederer, 1863). India: Sikkim (TL).

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

Spinosuncus contractalis -


Similar species:

Spinosuncus praepandalis (Snellen, 1890), Fig 6 in Chen et al., 2018: Forewing with postmedial line thickened near costa. Wings with lines somewhat dentate; ground color dark yellow.
Spinosuncus aureolalis (Lederer, 1863), Fig 8: Forewing with postmedial line thickened near costa. Penultimate marking in subapical region is curved inwards and is straight in contractalis.

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  1. OD: Paliga contractalis Warren, 1896. New species of Pyralidae from the Khasia Hills. Annals and Magazine of Natural History, including Zoology, Botany and Geology, 6 (18): 113. TL: Khasi Hills. Text at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/63342#page/143/mode/1up
  2. Chen, K., Zhang, D. and Li, H., 2018. Systematics of the new genus Spinosuncus Chen, Zhang & Li with descriptions of four new species (Lepidoptera, Crambidae, Pyraustinae). ZooKeys, (799), p.115. Fig. 3.

 

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Spinosuncus contractalis (Warren, 1896) – . 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/spinosuncus-contractalis, accessed 2024/07/18.