Tiracola aureata Holloway, 1989 -

Taxonomic Information

Tiracola plagiata (Walker, 1857) is a similar-looking species. Best separated from T. aureata by comparing genitalia.

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Tiracola aureata -


Distinguishing fatures, vide Moths of Borneo:
This (aureata) is a slightly larger species than plagiata, the forewings and thorax a somewhat golden fawn rather than pale greyish brown. The facies and variability are as in plagiata.The pale submarginal line of the forewing, when prominent, is distinctly yellow. The basal zone of the forewing underside may be dull reddish compared with brown in plagiata

However, Wakabiti & Yoshimatsu (2013) state that size of aureata and plagiata is not a good indicator, and genitalia remain the best means of separation.

StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh11
Assam
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi
Goa
Gujarat
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir
Jharkhand
Karnataka
Kerala
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra
Manipur
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Paschimbanga
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu
Tripura1
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand2
West Bengal
Total2111
Tiracola aureata Holloway, 1989: Hypericum japonicum (Hypericaceae), Viburnum odoratissimum (Viburnaceae), Smilax china (Smilacaceae) (Robinson et al. 2010). 
  1. Haruta, T. (Ed.). 1992. Moths of Nepal. Part 1. TINEA. Vol. 13 (Supplement 2). The Japan Heterocerists’ Society, Tokyo. Pl. 14/27.
  2. Watabiki, D. and Yoshimatsu, S.I., 2013. Distinguishing the externally similar imagines of Tiracola plagiata and T. aureata whose forewing lengths were shown to overlap (Lepidoptera, Noctuidae). Lepidoptera Science, 64(3), pp.123-127.
  3. http://www.mothsofborneo.com/part-12/hadeninae/hadeninae_5_2.php [accessed 24 May 2020]

 

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Tiracola aureata Holloway, 1989 – . In Sondhi, S., Y. Sondhi, R.P. Singh, P. Roy and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 3.73. Published by the Indian Foundation for Butterflies. URL: https://moths.ncbs.res.in/tiracola-aureata, accessed 2024/04/21.