Enispa minuta (Hampson, 1893) -

Taxonomic Information

Enispa Walker, [1866] species known from the Indian subcontinent.
Enispa albilineata (Hampson, 1898). India: Himachal Pradesh (Dharamshala), Meghalaya (Khasi Hills).
Enispa albinellus (Hampson, 1896). Sri Lanka.
Enispa albitegulata (Warren, 1913). India: Meghalaya (Khasi Hills)
Enispa algae Hampson, 1910. S. India.
Enispa atricincta (Hampson, 1907). Sri Lanka.
Enispa croceicincta (Hampson, 1903). Sri Lanka.
Enispa elataria (Walker, 1861). India: Goa, Maharashtra, Karnataka; Sri Lanka.
Enispa erythroglauca Hampson, 1910. India: Tamil Nadu (Chennai).
Enispa etrocta Hampson, 1910. India: Tamil Nadu (Chennai).
Enispa ferreofusa Hampson, 1910. India: Tamil Nadu (Chennai).
Enispa griseipennis (Hampson, 1891). India: Nilgiris.
Enispa inversa (Warren, 1913). India: Meghalaya (Khasi Hills).
Enispa leprosa Hampson, 1910. Sikkim.
Enispa leucogramma Hampson, 1910. Bhutan.
Enispa lichenostola Hampson, 1910.  India: Tamil Nadu (Chennai).
Enispa minuta (Hampson, 1893). India: Karnataka; Sri Lanka
Enispa purpurascens (Hampson, 1907). Sri Lanka
Enispa regulata (Walker, 1861). India.
Enispa rosea (Hampson, 1893). Sri Lanka
Enispa rosellaria Pellinen, 2017. India: Uttarakhand (Dehradun); Thailand. 
Enispa roseata (Hampson, 1902). India: Himachal Pradesh (Shimla).
Enispa rosellus (Hampson, 1893). Sri Lanka
Enispa rufapicia Hampson, 1918. Sri Lanka
Enispa vinacea (Hampson, 1891). India: Nilgiris.

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

Enispa minuta -


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Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh
Assam
Bihar
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Chhattisgarh
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi
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Jammu and Kashmir
Jharkhand
Karnataka
Kerala1
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  1. OD: Hyria minuta Hampson, 1893. Illustrations of typical specimens of Lepidoptera Heterocera in the collection of the British Museum. Pt. 9, pg. 150, pl. 169, f. 18; TL: Ceylon, Pudaloya. Text at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/180014#page/162/mode/1up 
  2. Hampson, G. F. 1898. Catalogue of Lepidoptera Phalaenae in the British Museum vol. 10, pg. 50. Text at  https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/61179#page/76/mode/1up
  3. Seitz, A. (Ed.). 1913. Macro. Lep. World. Vol. 11, pg. 208, pl. 22e. As Penisa minuta for male. 
Note: Provisionally identifed as Enispa minuta. Hampson, (1893) mentions the female as dull ocherous purple, which is also illustrated. The Catalogue of Lepidoptera Phalaenae in the British Museum key mentions that the forewing and hindwing are evenly curved, which is not so in this individual. 
 

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Enispa minuta (Hampson, 1893) – . In Sondhi, S., Y. Sondhi, R.P. Singh, P. Roy and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 3.71. Published by the Indian Foundation for Butterflies. URL: https://moths.ncbs.res.in/enispa-minuta, accessed 2024/03/01.