Banisia spp. Walker, 1632 -

Taxonomic Information

Banisia Walker, 1632 species known from India and Sri Lanka are:
Banisia lobata ssp. ceylonensis Whalley, 1976.
Banisia lobata Moore, 1882
Banisia myrsusalis (Walker, 1859)
Banisia fenestrifera Walker, [1864]
Banisia myrtaea (Drury, 1773)

The species are doubtfully separated by the formation and number of white spots on the forewing, as this spotting is variable, and in some individuals, might not be present at all. Hence, the only reliable means to separate them is through genitalia dissection and/or comparing molecular phylogeny. 

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh2112
Arunachal Pradesh12
Assam
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi
Goa
Gujarat112114
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir
Jharkhand
Karnataka
Kerala11
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra1122
Manipur
Meghalaya2
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Paschimbanga11
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu
Tripura1
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand
West Bengal111
Total33132174371
  1. 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 21/12 & 13.
  2. http://www.pyralidsofborneo.org/index.php?banisia-myrtaea-drury-1773plate-71 [accessed 08 March 2021]
  3. http://www.pyralidsofborneo.org/index.php?banisia-lobatamoore-1882plate-71 [accessed 08 March 2021]
  4. http://www.pyralidsofborneo.org/index.php?banisia-fenestrifera-walker-1863-1864plate-7rts-4061 [accessed 08 March 2021]
  5. http://www.pyralidsofborneo.org/index.php?banisia-myrsusalis-walker-1859eplate-7rts-404 [accessed 08 March 2021]

 

 

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Banisia spp. Walker, 1632 – . 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://www.mothsofindia.org/banisia-spp, accessed 2024/03/05.