Horisme leprosa (Hampson, 1891) -

Taxonomic Information

Similiar species:

Horisme Hübner, [1825] species known from India. 

Horisme flavofasciata (Moore, 1888). Darjeeling, West Bengal.

Horisme leprosa (Hampson, 1891). Nilgiris, Maharashtra.

Horisme nigrovittata Warren, 1888). Kashmir. 

Horisme olivata Warren, 1901). Khasi Hills, Meghalaya. 

Horisme plurilineata (Moore, 1888). Cherrapunji, Meghalaya.

Horisme rufipicta (Hampson, 1895). Sikkim.

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

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  1. Collix leprosa Hampson, G.F.1891. Illustration of typical specimens of Lepidoptera Heterocera in the Collection of the British Musuem Part 8. Pg. 122 & Pl. 153,. figs 2, 9. Text at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/75388#page/132/mode/1up. Plate at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/75388#page/183/mode/1up
  2. Collix suffusa Hampson, G.F.1891. Illustration of typical specimens of Lepidoptera Heterocera in the Collection of the British Musuem 8. Pg. 122 & figs 15, 23. Text at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/75388#page/132/mode/1up. Plate at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/75388#page/183/mode/1up.
  3. Hampson, G. F. 1895. The Fauna of British India including Ceylon and Burma. Moths, Vol.3. Taylor & Francis, London. Noctuidae (cont.) to Geometridae 546 p - 226 figs. pg 346, #3623 as Phibalapteryx suffusa & pg 347, #3624 as Phibalapteryx leprosa.
  4. Prout, L.B. 1958. New species of Indo-Australian Geometridae. Bull. Br. Mus. nat. Hist.(Ent.). 6(12):367-463. Pg. 430. Treats leprosa as a subspecies of boarmiata and suffusa as an aberrant.
  5. Prout, L. B. 1920-1939. The Indoaustralian Geometridae, pp. 1-292. In: Seitz, A. (Ed.), The Macrolepidoptera of the World. Volume 12. Pl. 37h.
  6. Seitz, A. (Ed.), The Macrolepidoptera of the World. Volume 16. pg 100 for notes on boarmiata/suffusa. States that female always has white.
  7. Murillo-Ramos, L., Brehm, G., Sihvonen, P., Hausmann, A., Holm, S., Ghanavi, H.R., Õunap, E., Truuverk, A., Staude, H., Friedrich, E. & Tammaru, T., 2019. A comprehensive molecular phylogeny of Geometridae (Lepidoptera) with a focus on enigmatic small subfamilies. PeerJ, 7, p.e7386. For tribal placement. 
  8. Das, A., Mazumder, A., Pathania, P. C. and Singh, N., 2020. Insecta: Lepidoptera (Moths). In: Faunal Diversity of Biogeographic Zones of India: Western Ghats: 535-569 (Published by the Director, Zool. Surv. India, Kolkata). 
  9. https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/635381-Horisme-leprosa

Notes: Lepindex and The Forum Herbulot list Horisme leprosa (Hampson, 1891) as a separate species from boarmiata unlike Prout (1958), who treats leprosa as a subspecies, and this treatment is followed here. 

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Horisme leprosa (Hampson, 1891) – . 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/horisme-leprosa, accessed 2024/02/26.