Dysodia miniata (Walker, 1863) -

Taxonomic Information

Dysodia Clemens, 1860 species known from Indian subcontinent:

Dysodia ignita (Walker, [1866]). Assam, Sikkim; Sri Lanka; Bangladesh; Myanmar.

Dysodia fenestrata Moore, 1881. Sikkim, Assam; Sri Lanka. 

Dysodia laevis Warren, 1900. Sikkim, Assam, Meghalaya; Sri Lanka; Laos; Myanmar.

Dysodia miniata Walker, 1863.  S. India, Sikkim. 

Dysodia rajah rajah (Boisduval, 1874). Sikkim, Assam, Meghalaya; Nepal; Bangladesh.

Dysodia siccifolia Moore, 1881. West Bengal, Assam, Sikkim.

Dysodia taprobana Moore, 1884. ‘Hindustan’, Tamil Nadu, Assam; Bangladesh; Sri Lanka.

Dysodia viridatrix Walker, [1858]. Sri Lanka; Maharashtra, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Assam.

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

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Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh
Assam
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi
Goa
Gujarat
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir
Jharkhand
Karnataka
Kerala
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra1
Manipur
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Paschimbanga
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand
West Bengal
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Dysodia miniata (Walker, 1863): Crateva adansonii, Crateva religiosa (Capparaceae), Rosa sp. (Rosaceae (Robinson et al. 2010)

 

  1. OD:Varnia miniata Walker, 1863. J. Proc. Linn. Soc.pg. 69. 
  2. Robinson, G.S., K.R.Tuck, M. Shaffer & K. Cook. 1994. The Smaller Moths of South-East Asia. Malaysian Nature Society, Kuala Lumpur. 308 pp., 51 figs., 32 pls. Pl. 21/4 for the SE Asia ssp. with more yellow. 
  3. LI, K.H., 1996. Ecological notes on Hong Kong Thyrididae (Lepidoptera) including the immature stages of eight species. Lepidoptera Science, 47(2), pp.125-143.Haruta, T. (Ed.). 1998. Moths of Nepal. Part 5. TINEA. Vol. 15 (Supplement 1). The Japan Heterocerists’ Society, Tokyo.pg. 84, Pl. 139/1. 
  4. http://www.pyralidsofborneo.org/index.php?dysodia-miniata-walker-1863plate-9rts391-1
  5. http://pyralidsofborneo.org/index.php?plate-9. Also see pl 9, Dysodia sp. 6 for the S. Indian specimens referred to on the above reference. 
  6. http://www.jpmoth.org/~dmoth/Digital_Moths_of_Asia/45_THYRIDOIDEA/Thyrididae/61.1_Striglininae/20_Dysodia/Dysodia%20miniata/Dysodia%20miniata.htm
Note: The nominate subspecies, Dysodia miniata miniata (Walker, 1863) has far more yellow coloration on the forewing and hindwing. South Indian populations (and the illustration in MON, Part 5) are more reddisg, lacking yellow, and possibly represent an undescribed subspecies. See more details notes at http://www.pyralidsofborneo.org 
 

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Dysodia miniata (Walker, 1863) – . 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/dysodia-miniata, accessed 2024/06/25.