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Lepidoptera > Thyridoidea > Thyrididae > Striglininae > Banisia

Banisia spp

Indian and global distribution:
records (based on images):
Sexual, seasonal & individual variation:
Status, Habitat and Habits:
Adult moth observations that have been databased:
Arunachal Pradesh
West Bengal
All states
Similiar species:
Banisia Walker, 1632 species known from India and Sri Lanka are:
Banisia lobata ssp. ceylonensis Whalley, 1976.
Banisia lobata Moore, 1882
Banisia myrsusalis (Walker, 1859)
Banisia fenestrifera Walker, [1864]
Banisia myrtaea (Drury, 1773)

The species are doubtfully separated by the formation and number of white spots on the forewing, as this spotting is variable, and in some individuals, might not be present at all. Hence, the only reliable means to separate them is through genitalia dissection and/or comparing molecular phlyogeny. 

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Lepidoptera > Thyridoidea > Thyrididae > Striglininae > Banisia

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Anonymous. 2021. Banisia spp . 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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