Earias vittella (Fabricius, 1794) - Spotted Bollworm

Taxonomic Information

List of Earias Hübner, [1825] 1816 species known from India:
Earias apicebrunnea Warren, 1916. India (Meghalaya).
Earias biplaga Walker, 1866. India; Nepal.
Earias cupreoviridis (Walker, 1862) (Xanthoptera). India (Arunachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Maharashtra, Andamans, Nicobar Isl., Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Tripura); Sri Lanka; Nepal.
Earias flavida Felder, 1861. India (Nilgiris, Kerala, Karnataka, Jharkhand, Tamil Nadu); Sri Lanka, Nepal, Myanmar.
Earias insulana (Boisduval, 1833) (Tortrix). India (Madhya Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, Rajasthan); Sri Lanka; Myanmar.
Earias luteolaria Hampson, 1891. India (Bihar, Nagaland, Nilgiris, Andamans, Jharkhand, Nagaland, Tamil Nadu); Sri Lanka.
Earias pudicana Staudinger, 1887. India (Himachal Pradesh).
Earias roseifera Butler, 1881. India (Assam, Meghalaya).
Earias roseoviridis Sugi, 1982. India (Uttarakhand).
Earias venusta Warren, 1916. India (Himachal Pradesh).
Earias vittella (Fabricius, 1794) (Tinea). India (Sikkim, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, West Bengal, Odisha, South India, Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Andaman & Nicobar Island, Orissa, Kerala, Rajasthan, Bihar, Jharkhand); Pakistan; Sri Lanka; Nepal; Myanmar.

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh12
Arunachal Pradesh
Assam
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi
Goa1
Gujarat
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir
Jharkhand
Karnataka1
Kerala
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh1
Maharashtra1221
Manipur
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Paschimbanga1
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh1
Uttarakhand1
West Bengal
Total11211432

Earias vittella (Fabricius, 1794) – Spotted Bollworm Abelmoschus crinitus, Abelmoschus esculentus, Abelmoschus moschatus, Alcea rosea, Gossypium sp., Hibiscus rosa-sinensis(Malvaceae) (Robinson et al. 2010).

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  4. OD: Tinea vittella Fabricius, 1794; Ent. Syst. 3 (2)293
  5. http://www.mothsofborneo.com/part-18/eariadinae/eariadinae_1_1.php [accessed 07 December 2018]

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Earias vittella (Fabricius, 1794) – Spotted Bollworm. 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://www.mothsofindia.org/earias-vittella, accessed 2024/07/19.