Dysodia laevis Warren, 1900 -

Taxonomic Information

Dysodia Clemens, 1860 species known from Indian subcontinent:

Dysodia ignita (Walker, [1866]). Assam, Sikkim; Sri Lanka; Bangladesh; Myanmar.

Dysodia fenestrata Moore, 1881. Sikkim, Assam; Sri Lanka. 

Dysodia laevis Warren, 1900. Sikkim, Assam, Meghalaya; Sri Lanka; Laos; Myanmar.

Dysodia miniata Walker, 1863.  S. India, Sikkim. 

Dysodia rajah rajah (Boisduval, 1874). Sikkim, Assam, Meghalaya; Nepal; Bangladesh.

Dysodia siccifolia Moore, 1881. West Bengal, Assam, Sikkim.

Dysodia taprobana Moore, 1884. ‘Hindustan’, Tamil Nadu, Assam; Bangladesh; Sri Lanka.

Dysodia viridatrix Walker, [1858]. Sri Lanka; Maharashtra, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Assam. 

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

Dysodia laevis -


Simlar species:
Dysodia pennitarsis Hampson, 1906. Extralimital
Dysodia fenestrata Moore, 1881
Dysodia rajah rajah (Boisduval, 1874).
Notes from "Similar species" section at Pyralids of Borneo states the following:

This species (D. laevis) is difficult to distinguish from D. pennitarsis Hampson, 1906 but there are subtle differences in the FW and HW fasciae which are thicker. The abdomen bears a series of darker spots in D. laevis and the vertex is pale in D. pennitarsis. It is also similar to D. rajah in patterning but the course of the fascia on the HW is totally different. Warren (1900) comments, ‘distinguished from D. fenestrata Moore by the smoothness of scaling and the hyaline spot’.
All the above species' images are on the website http://www.pyralidsofborneo.org

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Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh
Assam
Bihar
Chandigarh
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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
Uttarakhand
West Bengal
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  1. OD: Dysodia laevis at Warren, W. 1900. New Genera and Species of Drepanulidae, Thyrididae, Epiplemidae and Geometridae from the Indo-Australian and Palaearctic Regions. Novitates Zoologicae. Vol. 7. Pg. 100 at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/3266951#page/114/mode/1up
  2. http://www.pyralidsofborneo.org/images/large/Dysodia%20laevis%20.jpg

 

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Dysodia laevis Warren, 1900 – . In Sondhi, S., Y. Sondhi, R.P. Singh, P. Roy and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 3.74. Published by the Indian Foundation for Butterflies. URL: https://www.mothsofindia.org/dysodia-laevis, accessed 2024/05/19.