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Lepidoptera > Noctuoidea > Erebidae > Boletobiinae > Aventiini > Enispa

Enispa minuta (Hampson, 1893)

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Enispa Walker, [1866] species known from the Indian subcontinent.
Enispa albilineata (Hampson, 1898). Dharamsala, Khasis.
Enispa albinellus (Hampson, 1896). Sri Lanka.
Enispa albitegulata (Warren, 1913). Khasi Hills, Meghalaya.
Enispa algae Hampson, 1910. S. India.
Enispa atricincta (Hampson, 1907). Sri Lanka.
Enispa croceicincta (Hampson, 1903). Sri Lanka.
Enispa elataria (Walker, 1861). Sri Lanka.
Enispa erythroglauca Hampson, 1910. Chennai, Tamil Nadu.
Enispa etrocta Hampson, 1910. Chennai, Tamil Nadu.
Enispa ferreofusa Hampson, 1910. Chennai, Tamil Nadu.
Enispa griseipennis (Hampson, 1891). Nilgiris.
Enispa inversa (Warren, 1913). Khasi Hills.
Enispa leprosa Hampson, 1910. Sikkim.
Enispa leucogramma Hampson, 1910. Bhutan.
Enispa lichenostola Hampson, 1910. Chennai, Tamil Nadu.
Enispa minuta (Hampson, 1893). India: Karnataka; Sri Lanka
Enispa purpurascens (Hampson, 1907). Sri Lanka
Enispa regulata (Walker, 1861). India.
Enispa rosea (Hampson, 1893). Sri Lanka
Enispa rosellaria Pellinen, 2017. Dehradun, Uttarakhand, Thailand. 
Enispa roseata (Hampson, 1902). Shimla, Himachal Pradesh.
Enispa rosellus (Hampson, 1893). Sri Lanka
Enispa rufapicia Hampson, 1918. Sri Lanka
Enispa vinacea (Hampson, 1891). Nilgiris.
  1. OD: Hyria minuta Hampson, 1893. Illustrations of typical specimens of Lepidoptera Heterocera in the collection of the British Museum. Pt. 9, pg. 150, pl. 169, f. 18; TL: Ceylon, Pudaloya. Text at 
  2. Hampson, G. F. 1898. Catalogue of Lepidoptera Phalaenae in the British Museum vol. 10, pg. 50. Text at
  3. Seitz, A. (Ed.). 1913. Macro. Lep. World. Vol. 11, pg. 208, pl. 22e. As Penisa minuta for male. 
Note: Provisionally identifed as Enispa minuta. Hampson, (1893) mentions the female as dull ocherous purple, which is also illustrated. The Catalogue of Lepidoptera Phalaenae in the British Museum key mentions that the forewing and hindwing are evenly curved, which is not so in this individual. 

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Anonymous. 2022. Enispa minuta (Hampson, 1893). 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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