Diaphania indica (Saunders, 1851)

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FAMILY Crambidae
SUBFAMILY Spilomelinae
GENUS Diaphania
SPECIES indica
AUTHOR(Saunders, 1851)
ORIGINAL COMBINATIONE.[udioptes] [sic] Indica
TYPE LOCALITY[Indonesia], Java.
GEOGRAPHICAL COORDINATES /
TYPE SPECIMEN(S) Lectotype ♂, OUMNH.
STATUS Species
PUBLICATION Saunders W. W. 1851. On insects injurious to the cotton plant. - Transactions of the entomological Society of London (2) 1(5):158–166, pl. 12.
PAGINATION 163–164; pl. 12, figs 5–7

Species pictures

Synonyms

NAME AUTHOR STATUS
capensis (Zeller, 1852) Synonym of species
cucurbitalis (Guenée, 1862) Synonym of species
gazorialis (Guenée, 1854) Synonym of species
hyalinata (Linnaeus, 1767) Synonym of species
intermedialis (Dognin, 1904) Synonym of species
zygaenalis (Guenée, 1854) Synonym of species

Species Distribution

COUNTRY PROVINCE/STATE PUBLICATION PAGE
Angola   Snellen P. C. T. 1881. Verslag. - Tijdschrift voor Entomologie 24:cxxi–cxxii. 234 (as capensis)
British Indian Ocean Territory Chagos Fletcher T. B. 1910a. Lepidoptera exclusive of the Tortricidae and Tineidae, with some remarks on their distribution and means of dispersal among the islands of the Indian Ocean. (The Percy Sladen Trust Expedition to the Indian Ocean in 1905). - Transactions of the Linnean Society of London (2) Zool. 13(1):265–324, pl. 17. 309
Cameroon   Strand E. 1913d. Zoologische Ergebnisse der Expedition des Herrn G. Tessmann nach Süd-Kamerun und Spanisch-Guinea. Lepidoptera IV. (Verschiedene Familien). - Archiv für Naturgeschichte 78 (A) (1912)(12):30–84, pls 1–2. 76
Cape Verde São Vicente Viette P. 1958b. Resultats de l'expédition zoologique du Professor Dr. Håkan Lindberg aux îles du Cap Vert durant l'hiver 1953–54. No 18. Lépidoptères Tinéides (s.l.) et Pyrales. - Commentationes Biologicae, Societatis Scientiarum Fennica 17(8):1–12. 9
Cape Verde Santo Antão Viette P. 1958b. Resultats de l'expédition zoologique du Professor Dr. Håkan Lindberg aux îles du Cap Vert durant l'hiver 1953–54. No 18. Lépidoptères Tinéides (s.l.) et Pyrales. - Commentationes Biologicae, Societatis Scientiarum Fennica 17(8):1–12. 9
Cape Verde Brava Viette P. 1958b. Resultats de l'expédition zoologique du Professor Dr. Håkan Lindberg aux îles du Cap Vert durant l'hiver 1953–54. No 18. Lépidoptères Tinéides (s.l.) et Pyrales. - Commentationes Biologicae, Societatis Scientiarum Fennica 17(8):1–12. 9
Cape Verde Boavista Viette P. 1958b. Resultats de l'expédition zoologique du Professor Dr. Håkan Lindberg aux îles du Cap Vert durant l'hiver 1953–54. No 18. Lépidoptères Tinéides (s.l.) et Pyrales. - Commentationes Biologicae, Societatis Scientiarum Fennica 17(8):1–12. 9
Comoros Mayotte (Maore) Hampson G. F. 1908a. On the moths collected during the cruise of the "Valhalla" during the winter 1905–06 by Mr. E. G. B. Meade-Waldo. - Annals and Magazine of Natural History (8) 1(6):474–491. 479
Congo, the Democratic Republic of the   Snellen P. C. T. 1872. Bijdrage tot de vlinder-fauna van Neder-Guinea, zuidwestelijk gedeelte van Afrika. - Tijdschrift voor Entomologie 15:1–110, pls 1–8. 94 (as capensis)
Congo, the Democratic Republic of the Katanga Ghesquière J. 1940c. Quelques microlépidoptères gelechiadae congolais. - Revue de Zoologie et Botanique Africaines 34(1):101–108. 157
Congo, the Democratic Republic of the Orientale Ghesquière J. 1940c. Quelques microlépidoptères gelechiadae congolais. - Revue de Zoologie et Botanique Africaines 34(1):101–108. 157
Congo, the Democratic Republic of the North Kivu Ghesquière J. 1940c. Quelques microlépidoptères gelechiadae congolais. - Revue de Zoologie et Botanique Africaines 34(1):101–108. 157
Congo, the Democratic Republic of the Bas Congo Aurivillius C. 1906. Verzeichnis von Lepidopteren, gesammelt bei Mukimbungu am unteren Kongo von Herrn E. Laman. Zweite und dritte Sendung. - Arkiv för Zoologi 3(1):1–16, pl. 1. 16
Congo, the Democratic Republic of the Equateur Ghesquière J. 1940c. Quelques microlépidoptères gelechiadae congolais. - Revue de Zoologie et Botanique Africaines 34(1):101–108. 157
Ethiopia   Fletcher T. B. 1910a. Lepidoptera exclusive of the Tortricidae and Tineidae, with some remarks on their distribution and means of dispersal among the islands of the Indian Ocean. (The Percy Sladen Trust Expedition to the Indian Ocean in 1905). - Transactions of the Linnean Society of London (2) Zool. 13(1):265–324, pl. 17. 309
Gambia   Druce H. 1887a. Lepidoptera Heterocera. – In: Moloney, A. C., Sketch of the forestry of West Africa with particular reference to its present principal commercial products. - — :i–vi, 1–533 (chapter pagination: 492–507). 505
Kenya   Butler A. G. 1894b. On a collection of Lepidoptera from British East Africa, made by Dr. J. W. Gregory between the months of March and August, 1893. - Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 1894:557–593, pls 36–37. 591
Liberia   Poltavsky A. N., Sáfián Sz., Simonics G., Kravchenko V. D. & Müller G. C. 2019. The Pyraloidea (Lepidoptera) fauna in the Liberian Nimba Mountains, West Africa, at the end of the dry season. - Israel Journal of Entomology 49(1):11–40. 21
Madagascar   Boisduval J. B. A. 1833a. Faune entomologique de Madagascar, Bourbon et Maurice. Lépidoptères. Avec des notes sur les moeurs, par M. Sganzin. - — :1–122, pls 1–16. 118 (as hyalinalis)
Malawi   Fletcher T. B. 1910a. Lepidoptera exclusive of the Tortricidae and Tineidae, with some remarks on their distribution and means of dispersal among the islands of the Indian Ocean. (The Percy Sladen Trust Expedition to the Indian Ocean in 1905). - Transactions of the Linnean Society of London (2) Zool. 13(1):265–324, pl. 17. 309
Maldives Hulule Meyrick E. 1897b. Descriptions of Australian Micro-Lepidoptera. XVII. Elachistidae. - Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales 22:297–435. 125
Mali   Poltavsky A. N., Kravchenko V. D., Traore M. M., Traore S. F., Gergely P., Witt T. J., Sulak H., Beck R. H.-T., Junnila A., Revay E. E., Doumbia S., Beier J. C. & Müller G. C. 2018a. Biodiversity and seasonality of Pyraloidea (Lepidoptera) in the woody savannah belt in Mali. - Israel Journal of Entomology 48:69–78. 73
Mauritius   Boisduval J. B. A. 1833a. Faune entomologique de Madagascar, Bourbon et Maurice. Lépidoptères. Avec des notes sur les moeurs, par M. Sganzin. - — :1–122, pls 1–16. 118 (as hyalinalis)
Mozambique   Pagenstecher A. 1893. Lepidopteren gesammelt in Ost-Afrika 1888/89 von Dr. Franz Stuhlmann. - Jahrbuch der Hamburgischen Wissenschaftlichen Anstalten 10(2):207–262. 49
Namibia   Grünberg K. 1910c. In: Schultze L.: Zoologische und anthropologische Ergebnisse einer Forschungsreise in westlichen und zentralen Südafrika. Vierter Band. Systematik und Tiergeographie. - Denkschriften der medizinisch naturwissenschaftlichen Gesellschaft zu Jena 16(4):1–370, pls 1–12 [Chapter pagination: 91–146]. 99
Oman   Pelham-Clinton E. C. 1977. Pyralidae from Oman: specimens in the Royal Scottish Museum, Edinburgh. - Journal of Oman Studies pecial Rep. 1:177–178. 177
Rwanda   Ghesquière J. 1940c. Quelques microlépidoptères gelechiadae congolais. - Revue de Zoologie et Botanique Africaines 34(1):101–108. 157
Réunion   Boisduval J. B. A. 1833a. Faune entomologique de Madagascar, Bourbon et Maurice. Lépidoptères. Avec des notes sur les moeurs, par M. Sganzin. - — :1–122, pls 1–16. 118 (as hyalinalis)
Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha Saint Helena Wollaston T. V. 1879. Notes on the Lepidoptera of St. Helena, with descriptions of new species. - Annals and Magazine of Natural History (5) 3(15):219–233; (17): 329–343; (18): 415–441. 332
Saudi Arabia   Ghesquière J. 1942a. Lépidoptères Microlépidoptères (deuxième partie). - Annales du Musée du Congo belge, Zoologie [3, Arthropodes] section 2, Catalogues raisonnés (3) 7:121–240. 158
Seychelles Praslin Fletcher T. B. 1910a. Lepidoptera exclusive of the Tortricidae and Tineidae, with some remarks on their distribution and means of dispersal among the islands of the Indian Ocean. (The Percy Sladen Trust Expedition to the Indian Ocean in 1905). - Transactions of the Linnean Society of London (2) Zool. 13(1):265–324, pl. 17. 309
Seychelles Bird Fryer J. C. F. 1912. The Lepidoptera of Seychelles and Aldabra, exclusive of the Orneodidae and Pterophoridae and of the Tortricina and Tineina. - Transactions of the Linnean Society of London (2)15 (Zool.)(1):1–28, pl. 1. 27
Seychelles Sainte-Anne Fryer J. C. F. 1912. The Lepidoptera of Seychelles and Aldabra, exclusive of the Orneodidae and Pterophoridae and of the Tortricina and Tineina. - Transactions of the Linnean Society of London (2)15 (Zool.)(1):1–28, pl. 1. 27
Seychelles Coëtivy Fletcher T. B. 1910a. Lepidoptera exclusive of the Tortricidae and Tineidae, with some remarks on their distribution and means of dispersal among the islands of the Indian Ocean. (The Percy Sladen Trust Expedition to the Indian Ocean in 1905). - Transactions of the Linnean Society of London (2) Zool. 13(1):265–324, pl. 17. 309
Seychelles Aldabra Fryer J. C. F. 1912. The Lepidoptera of Seychelles and Aldabra, exclusive of the Orneodidae and Pterophoridae and of the Tortricina and Tineina. - Transactions of the Linnean Society of London (2)15 (Zool.)(1):1–28, pl. 1. 27
Seychelles Mahé Joannis J. de 1894. Mission scientifique de Ch. Alluaud des îles Seychelles. - Annales de la Société entomologique de France 63:425–438. 436
Seychelles Marie-Anne Gerlach J. & Matyot P. 2006. Lepidoptera of the Seychelles islands. - — :1–130, 32 pls. 47
Seychelles Silhouette Lawrence J. M. 2005. The Lepidoptera of Cousine Island, Seychelles. - Phelsuma 13:94–101. 94
Seychelles Cousine Lawrence J. M. 2005. The Lepidoptera of Cousine Island, Seychelles. - Phelsuma 13:94–101. 94
Seychelles Aride Bowler J., Bullock, I., Cadbury J., Gerlach J. & Hunter J. 1999. The ecology and conservation of Aride island, Seychelles. - Phelsuma 7:37–55. 51
Seychelles La Digue De Prins W. & Mazzei P. 2016. Some faunistic notes on selected moth species (Lepidoptera) from the Seychelles. - Phelsuma 24:21–34. 25
Seychelles Fregate Fletcher T. B. 1910a. Lepidoptera exclusive of the Tortricidae and Tineidae, with some remarks on their distribution and means of dispersal among the islands of the Indian Ocean. (The Percy Sladen Trust Expedition to the Indian Ocean in 1905). - Transactions of the Linnean Society of London (2) Zool. 13(1):265–324, pl. 17. 309
Sierra Leone   Schaus W. & Clements W. G. 1893. On a collection of Sierra Leone Lepidoptera. - — :i–vi, 1–46, pls 1–3. 44
South Africa   Zeller P. C. 1852b. Lepidoptera Microptera, quae J. A. Wahlberg in Caffrorum terra collegit. - Kongliga Svenska Vetenskaps-Akademiens Nye Handlingar (Ser. 3) 40:1–120. 53 (as capensis)
South Africa Gauteng Buckle A. S. 1908. Notes on a collection of Lepidoptera from Aden and from the Transvaal. - The Entomologist 41(536):7–10. 10
South Africa Mpumalanga   New record (R. Heyns)
South Africa KwaZulu-Natal Butler A. G. 1875b. On a collection of Lepidoptera from southern Africa, with descriptions of new genera and species. - Annals and Magazine of Natural History (4) 16(96):394–420. 416
Sudan   Ghesquière J. 1940c. Quelques microlépidoptères gelechiadae congolais. - Revue de Zoologie et Botanique Africaines 34(1):101–108. 157
São Tomé & Principe São Tomé Aurivillius C. 1925b. Wissenschaftliche Ergebnisse der zweiten Deutschen Zentralafrika-Expedition 1910–1911 unter Führung Adolf Friedrichs, Herzog zu Mecklenburg. Band 1 Zoologie, Lieferung 18, Lepidoptera IV. - — 1(18):1243–1359, pls 49–50. 1354
Tanzania, United Republic of Mafia Archipelago Pagenstecher A. 1907. In: Voeltzkow, A. Reise in Ostafrika in den Jahren 1903–05. Wissenschaftliche Ergebnisse 2. Systematische Arbeiten, Bd 2,Hft 2 (Lepidoptera Heterocera von Madagaskar, den Comoren und Ostafrika: Uraniidae, Geometridae, Noctuidae, Pyralidae, Thyrididae, ... - — 2(2):93–146, pl. 6. 135
Uganda   Nyiira Z. M. 1973. Pest status of thrips and lepidopterous species on vegetables in Uganda. - East African Agricultural and Forestry Journal 39(2):131–135. 133
United Arab Emirates   Asselbergs J. 2008. Order Lepidoptera, superfamily Pyraloidea. – In: van Harten, A. (ed.) Arthropod fauna of the UAE Volume I. - — 1 (2007):469–561. 554
Yemen   Butler A. G. 1884b. On a collection of Lepidoptera made by Major J. W. Yerbury at or near Aden. - Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 1884:478–503, pl. 46. 501
Yemen Socotra Rebel H. 1907a. Lepidopteren aus Südarabien und von der Insel Sokotra. - Denkschriften der österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien 71(2):31–130, pl. 1. 112
Zimbabwe   Fletcher T. B. 1910a. Lepidoptera exclusive of the Tortricidae and Tineidae, with some remarks on their distribution and means of dispersal among the islands of the Indian Ocean. (The Percy Sladen Trust Expedition to the Indian Ocean in 1905). - Transactions of the Linnean Society of London (2) Zool. 13(1):265–324, pl. 17. 309

Notes:  Australasian: Australia, Fiji, Marquesas, Tahiti; Nearctic: U.S.A. (Florida); Oriental: India, Indonesia (Borneo, Java), New Guinea, Sri Lanka; Palaearctic: Canary Islands, China, Japan, Korea.

Host Plants

FAMILY SPECIES COUNTRY PUBLICATIONPAGE
Cucurbitaceae Cucurbita sp. Congo, DR Ghesquière J. 1942a. Lépidoptères Microlépidoptères (deuxième partie). - Annales du Musée du Congo belge, Zoologie [3, Arthropodes] section 2, Catalogues raisonnés (3) 7:121–240. 158
Cucurbitaceae Luffia acutangula   Asselbergs J. 2008. Order Lepidoptera, superfamily Pyraloidea. – In: van Harten, A. (ed.) Arthropod fauna of the UAE Volume I. - — 1 (2007):469–561. 554
Cucurbitaceae Luffia aegyptiaca   Asselbergs J. 2008. Order Lepidoptera, superfamily Pyraloidea. – In: van Harten, A. (ed.) Arthropod fauna of the UAE Volume I. - — 1 (2007):469–561. 554
Cucurbitaceae Trichosanthes anguina   Asselbergs J. 2008. Order Lepidoptera, superfamily Pyraloidea. – In: van Harten, A. (ed.) Arthropod fauna of the UAE Volume I. - — 1 (2007):469–561. 554
Cucurbitaceae Trichosanthes palmata   Asselbergs J. 2008. Order Lepidoptera, superfamily Pyraloidea. – In: van Harten, A. (ed.) Arthropod fauna of the UAE Volume I. - — 1 (2007):469–561. 554
Fabaceae Erythrina corallodendron Indonesia Saunders W. W. 1851. On insects injurious to the cotton plant. - Transactions of the entomological Society of London (2) 1(5):158–166, pl. 12. 164
Amaranthaceae Achyranthes aspera Seychelles Legrand H. 1966. Lépidoptères des îles Seychelles et d'Aldabra. - Mémoires du Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle (A)37 (1965):1–210, pls 1–16. 106
Malvaceae Gossypium herbaceum Indonesia Saunders W. W. 1851. On insects injurious to the cotton plant. - Transactions of the entomological Society of London (2) 1(5):158–166, pl. 12. 164
Cucurbitaceae Luffia sp. Congo, DR Ghesquière J. 1942a. Lépidoptères Microlépidoptères (deuxième partie). - Annales du Musée du Congo belge, Zoologie [3, Arthropodes] section 2, Catalogues raisonnés (3) 7:121–240. 158
Cucurbitaceae Cucurbita pepo Uganda Nyiira Z. M. 1973. Pest status of thrips and lepidopterous species on vegetables in Uganda. - East African Agricultural and Forestry Journal 39(2):131–135. 133
Cucurbitaceae Cucumis sativus Uganda Nyiira Z. M. 1973. Pest status of thrips and lepidopterous species on vegetables in Uganda. - East African Agricultural and Forestry Journal 39(2):131–135. 133
Cucurbitaceae Ceratosanthes palmata   Poltavsky A. N., Kravchenko V. D., Traore M. M., Traore S. F., Gergely P., Witt T. J., Sulak H., Beck R. H.-T., Junnila A., Revay E. E., Doumbia S., Beier J. C. & Müller G. C. 2018b. The Pyraloidea (Lepidoptera) fauna of the woody savannah belt in Mali, West Africa. - Zootaxa 4457:39–69. 48
Cucurbitaceae Luffia cylindrica   Poltavsky A. N., Kravchenko V. D., Traore M. M., Traore S. F., Gergely P., Witt T. J., Sulak H., Beck R. H.-T., Junnila A., Revay E. E., Doumbia S., Beier J. C. & Müller G. C. 2018b. The Pyraloidea (Lepidoptera) fauna of the woody savannah belt in Mali, West Africa. - Zootaxa 4457:39–69. 48
Cucurbitaceae Trichosanthes cucumerina   Poltavsky A. N., Kravchenko V. D., Traore M. M., Traore S. F., Gergely P., Witt T. J., Sulak H., Beck R. H.-T., Junnila A., Revay E. E., Doumbia S., Beier J. C. & Müller G. C. 2018b. The Pyraloidea (Lepidoptera) fauna of the woody savannah belt in Mali, West Africa. - Zootaxa 4457:39–69. 48

Species Parasitoids

FAMILYSPECIESCOUNTRYPUBLICATION
Ichneumonidae Trathala flavoorbitalis   Rousse P. & Villemant C. 2012. Ichneumons in Reunion Island: a catalogue of the local Ichneumonidae (Hymenoptera) species, including 15 new taxa and a key to species. - Zootaxa 3278:1–57.