Tiracola plagiata (Walker 1857) -

Taxonomic Information

Tiracola aureata Holloway, 1989 is a similar-looking species which is best separated from T. plagiata via dissection.

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Tiracola plagiata (Walker 1857): Acacia mangium, Erythrina subumbrans, Leucaena leucocephala, Crotalaria spp., Phaseolus lunatus, Phaseolus vulgaris, Vigna unguiculata (Fabaceae), Agave sisalana (Asparagaceae), Ageratum houstonianum, Chromolaena, Emilia sonchifolia, Chromolaena odorata, Tithonia diversifolia (Asteraceae), Aleurites spp., Hevea brasiliensis, Manihot esculenta, Ricinus communis (Euphorbiaceae), Brassica juncea, Brassica oleracea (Brassicaceae), Camellia sinensis (Theaceae), Capsicum annuum, Datura metel (Solanaceae), Citrus medica (Rutaceae), Citrullus spp., Cucurbita, Diplocyclos spp. (Cucurbitaceae), Coffea arabica (Rubiaceae), Elettaria spp. (Zingiberaceae), Eucalyptus spp. (Myrtaceae), Fagraea spp. (Gentianaceae), Ficus spp. (Moraceae), Ipomoea alba (Convolvulaceae),Tectona grandis, Lantana spp. (Lamiaceae), Musa acuminata, Malus domestica (Rosaceae), Melastoma malabathricum (Melastomataceae), Musa paradisiaca (Musaceae), Nicotiana tabacum (Solanaceae), Piper spp. (Piperaceae), Theobroma cacao (Sterculaceae), Polygonum spp. (Polygonaceae), Trema orientale (Cannabaceae) (Robinson et al. 2010). 
  1. Agrotis plagiata Walker, 1857. List Specimens lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus., 11: 740. Text at https://archive.org/stream/listofspecimenso1012brit#page/740/mode/1up
  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. Sondhi, Y., S. Sondhi, S. R. Pathour, & K. Kunte. 2018. Moth diversity (Lepidoptera: Heterocera) of Shendurney and Ponmudi in Agastyamalai Biosphere Reserve, Kerala, India, with notes on new records. Tropical Lepidoptera Research, 28(2). Image 217.
  4. http://www.mothsofborneo.com/part-12/hadeninae/hadeninae_5_1.php [accessed 24 May 2020]
  5. http://www.lepiforum.de/lepiwiki.pl?Tiracola_Plagiata_En [accessed 24 May 2020]
  6. http://lepidoptera.butterflyhouse.com.au/hade/plagiata.html [accessed 24 May 2020]

 

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Tiracola plagiata (Walker 1857) – . 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/tiracola-plagiata, accessed 2024/05/26.