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 (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)
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.
|Andaman and Nicobar Islands|
|Dadra & Nagar Haveli|
|Daman & Diu|
|Jammu and Kashmir|
- 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
- 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/1up. https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/101550#page/315/mode/1up (key to various species)
Anonymous 2023. Laspeyria excisa (Hampson, 1894) – . In Sondhi, S., Y. Sondhi, R.P. Singh, P. Roy and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 3.42. Published by the Indian Foundation for Butterflies. URL: https://www.mothsofindia.org/laspeyria-excisa, accessed 2023/03/24.