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Lepidoptera > Bombycoidea > Sphingidae > Macroglossinae > Macroglossini > Macroglossina > Daphnis

Daphnis minima Butler, 1876

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Daphnis placida placida (Walker, 1856)

http://tpittaway.tripod.com/china/d_pla.htm [accessed 26 September 2020]
http://lepidoptera.butterflyhouse.com.au/sphi/placida.html [accessed 26 September 2020]

 

Very similar to Daphnis placida placida but smaller. Forewing upperside very similar to Daphnis placida placida but median olive-green band less oblique, wider posteriorly and narrower before middle.  (http://sphingidae.myspecies.info/taxonomy/term/828) [accessed 26 September 2020] .

Reported from Andaman and Nicobar Is. in India. 

 

References:
  1. OD: Daphnis minima Butler, 1876. Transactions of the Zoological Society of London, 9:573, Pl. 92/5. 
  2. http://sphingidae.myspecies.info/taxonomy/term/828 [accessed 26 September 2020]
  3. http://v3.boldsystems.org/index.php/Taxbrowser_Taxonpage?taxid=101171 [accessed 26 September 2020]
  4. Bell, T.R.D & F. B. Scott. 1937. The Fauna of British India including Ceylon and Burma. Moths, Vol. 5. Taylor & Francis, London. Sphingidae 537p - 1 folding map - 15 pl. Pg. 274, #82 a,b as Deilephila minima
  5. Melichar, T., J. Haxaire, M. Rezác & H. B. Manjunatha. 2018. A field guide to Hawkmoths (Lepidoptera: Sphingidae) of the state of Karnataka, India. Published by Ekoloicke centrum Orlov, o.p.s, Orlov 79, 26101 Pribram, Czech Republic, 110 pp. Pg. 55.

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Anonymous. 2021. Daphnis minima Butler, 1876. In Sondhi, S., Y. Sondhi, P. Roy and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Moths of India, v. 2.61. Indian Foundation for Butterflies. http://www.mothsofindia.org/sp/357373/Daphnis-minima
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