|Publication Type:||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication:||2021|
|Authors:||V. K. Koli, Prajapati U.|
|Journal:||Records of the Zoological Survey of India|
|Keywords:||ACHERONTIA, BOMBYCIDAE, CHECKLIST, DAPHNIS, EUPTEROTIDAE, HIPPOTION, INDIA, LEPIDOPTERA, MACROGLOSSUM, NEPHELE, POLYPTYCHUS, SATURNIIDAE, SPHINGIDAE, THERETRA, WORLDMAP1|
"Moths are non-papilionoid Lepidoptera and least studied than butterflies, likely due to mostly being nocturnal habit and cryptic colouration. A preliminary checklist of moth fauna from various southern Rajasthan is presented in the present study based on records from 1 January 2018 to 31 March 2020. We identified 154 moth species representing 10 superfamilies, 18 families and 58 subfamilies. The most species rich families were Crambidae (n=46; 29.87%) Noctuidae (n=30; 19.48%) and Erebidae (n=29; 18.83%), and Geometridae (n=19; 12.34%). The significant outcome of this work is the report of 126 species for the first time from the state of Rajasthan."
Daphnis nerii (Taxonomy), Nephele hespera (Taxonomy), Acherontia styx (Taxonomy), Acherontia lachesis (Taxonomy), Theretra alecto (Taxonomy), Hippotion boerhaviae (Taxonomy), Hippotion celerio (Taxonomy), Macroglossum stellatarum (Taxonomy), Polyptychus dentatus (Taxonomy), Acherontia (Taxonomy), Daphnis (Taxonomy), Hippotion (Taxonomy), Macroglossum (Taxonomy), Nephele (Taxonomy), Polyptychus (Taxonomy), Sphingidae (Taxonomy), Theretra (Taxonomy)