Callopistria minuta Butler, 1889 -

Taxonomic Information

Callopistria Hübner, [1821] species known from the Indian subcontinent. 
Callopistria aethiops Butler, 1878. India: Sikkim, Nilgiris. 
Callopistria albistrigoides Poole, 1989. Sri Lanka. 
Callopistria callopistrioides (Moore, 1881). India: Uttarakhand, Meghalaya (Khasi Hills); Nepal. 
Callopistria chlorocroa (Hampson, 1908). NE Himalaya. 
Callopistria coelisigna Hampson, 1902. Sri Lanka. 
Callopistria duplicans Walker, [1858]. India: Sikkim, Assam, Maharashtra. (Mumbai); Myanmar. 
Callopistria exotica (Guenée, 1852). NE Himalaya. 
Callopistria guttulalis Hampson, 1896 Sri Lanka; India.
Callopistria indica (Butler, 1891). India: Himachal Pradesh (TL: Dharamsala), Assam, Maharashtra. (Mumbai). 
Callopistria latreillei (Duponchel, 1827). India: Himachal Pradesh; “ Nilgiris”, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka. 
Callopistria leucobasis (Hampson, 1908). India: Assam; Sri Lanka. 
Callopistria maillardi maillardi (Guenée, 1862). India-Australian tropics. 
Callopistria nivetacta (Warren, 1912). India: Meghalaya (TL: Khasi Hills).
Callopistria nephrostictoides Berio, 1973. Myanmar. 
Callopistria minor Hampson, 1891. India: Nilgiris; Nepal. 
Callopistria minuta Butler, 1889. India: Himachal Pradesh (TL: Dharamsala), Uttarakhand, Meghalaya (Khasi Hills). 
Callopistria placodoides (Guenée, 1852). India-Australian tropics.
Callopistria phaeogona (Hampson, 1908). India: Arunachal Pradesh?. 
Callopistria pulchrilinea (Walker, 1862). India; Sri Lanka; Nepal. 
Callopistria rectisecta (Warren, 1912). India: Assam
Callopistria repleta Walker, [1858]. India. 
Callopistria rivularis Walker, [1858]. India-Australian tropics.
Callopsitria strigilineata Hampson, 1894. India: Sikkim.
Callopistria thalpophiloides thalpophiloides (Walker, 1862) 
Callopistria variegata (Swinhoe, 1895). India: Meghalaya.
Callopistria yerburii Butler, 1884. India: Tamil Nadu (Madras); Sri Lanka. 

Mosara apicalis Walker, 1855, placed by Holloway in Callopistria, was suggested as possibly retained as Mosara, placed in the subfamily Aediinae by Yen & Wu (2009). 

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
Maharashtra
Manipur
Meghalaya1
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Paschimbanga
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand223
West Bengal
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Other members of this genus are know to feed on ferns such as Adiantum, Drynaria and Pterididum

  1. Butler, A. G. 1889. Illustrations of typical specimens of Lepidoptera Heterocera. Systematic list of species collected by the Rev. J. H. Hocking, chiefly at Dharmsala and Kangra. British Museum (Natural History). Department of Zoology. Pg. 70, plate CXXX fg.4.
  2. Hampson, G. F. 1894. The Fauna of British India including Ceylon and Burma. Moths, Vol. 2. Taylor & Francis, London. Arctiidae, Agrostidae, Noctuidae, pg. 254, # 1820

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Callopistria minuta Butler, 1889 – . In Sondhi, S., Y. Sondhi, R.P. Singh, P. Roy and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 3.73. Published by the Indian Foundation for Butterflies. URL: https://www.mothsofindia.org/callopistria-minuta, accessed 2024/04/21.