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

Daphnis minima Butler, 1876

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Daphnis placida placida (Walker, 1856) [accessed 26 September 2020] [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.  ( [accessed 26 September 2020] .

Reported from Andaman and Nicobar Is. in India. 


  1. OD: Daphnis minima Butler, 1876. Transactions of the Zoological Society of London, 9:573, Pl. 92/5. 
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  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.
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