Laspeyria excisa (Hampson, 1894) -

Taxonomic Information

Laspeyria Germar, 1810 species known from the Indian subcontinent.

Laspeyria castaneiceps (Hampson, 1896) (Corgatha). Sri Lanka (TL).

Laspeyria excisa (Hampson, 1894). (Corgatha). India: Manipur (TL). 

Laspeyria olivata (Hampson, 1902). (Corgatha). India: Sikkim (TL), Assam. 

Laspeyria ruficeps (Walker, 1864) (Thermesia). India: Maharashtra, West Bengal, Karnataka; Sarawak, Borneo (TL). 

Laspeyria viridicincta (Hampson, 1898) (Zethes). India: Maharashtra, West Bengal, Karnataka, Meghalaya (TL: Khasi Hills)

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

Laspeyria excisa -


Laspeyria excisa (Hampson, 1894) and Laspeyria ruficeps (Walker, 1864) are very similar species. Based on the original descriptions, Hampson (1910) and the images of specimens at
http://www.jpmoth.org/~dmoth/Digital_Moths_of_Asia/90_NOCTUOIDEA/02_EREBIDAE/12_BOLETOBIINAE/13_Laspeyria/Laspeyria%20ruficeps/Laspeyria%20ruficeps.htm for ruficeps andMOB, Part 3, Pl. 4/1 (male)
and 
http://www.jpmoth.org/~dmoth/Digital_Moths_of_Asia/90_NOCTUOIDEA/02_EREBIDAE/12_BOLETOBIINAE/13_Laspeyria/Laspeyria%20excisa/Laspeyria%20excisa.htm for excisa and MOB, Part 3, Pl. 4/3 (female)

These species are best seperated as under:
Laspeyria excisa has more deeply excised wings at apex, the antemedial line is incurved at costa and then more or less straight and oblique in excisa (incurved at costa and then more or less sinuous in ruficeps). Laspeyria excisa original description mentions the pale veins in terminal area of excisa, but this seems to be present in numerous individuals of ruficeps as well. Examining male genitalia is the best way of separating these species. 

StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
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
Maharashtra
Manipur
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Paschimbanga
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand
West Bengal1
Total1
  1. OD: Corgatha excisa Hampson, 1894. Fauna Br. India, Moths, 2: 348. TL: Manipur. Text at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/67891#page/376/mode/1up
  2. Hampson, G. F. 1910. Catalogue of the Lepidoptera Phalænæ in the British museum, Vol. 10. pg. 291, Pl. 157/12. Text at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/101550#page/319/mode/1uphttps://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/101550#page/315/mode/1up (key to various species)
  3. http://www.jpmoth.org/~dmoth/Digital_Moths_of_Asia/90_NOCTUOIDEA/02_EREBIDAE/12_BOLETOBIINAE/13_Laspeyria/Laspeyria%20excisa/Laspeyria%20excisa.htm

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Laspeyria excisa (Hampson, 1894) – . 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/laspeyria-excisa, accessed 2024/03/03.