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Daphnis minima Butler, 1876

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

Daphnis minima Butler 1876 is 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.

List of Daphnis Hubner [1819] known from India.
Daphnis hypothous (Cramer, 1780), Jharkhand (Singh and Navneet, 2016), Karnataka (Ghoparde et al., 2013), Assam, Nepal (Amritpal et al., 2015).
Daphnis layardii Moore, 1882, India (Hampson, 1892).
Daphnis minima Butler, 1977, Karnataka (Kitching, 2020).
Daphnis nerii (Linnaeus, 1758), Assam, Himachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Punjab (Amritpal et al., 2015).
Daphnis placida (Walker, 1856), Andaman and Nicobar islands (Chandra and Rajan, 2004). 


  1. OD: Daphnis minima Butler, 1876. Transactions of the Zoological Society of London, 9:573, Pl. 92/5. 
  2. 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. 
  3. 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. 2022. Daphnis minima Butler, 1876. In Sondhi, S., Y. Sondhi, P. Roy and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Moths of India, v. 3.30. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.
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