Isma minuscla  Inoué & Kawazoé,1967

Isma minuscla ♂ Up. Isma minuscla ♂ Un. Isma minuscla ♂ Up. Isma minuscla ♂ Un.
♂, Cham Pasak, Laos. ♂, Bolikhamxai, Laos. (photo by H.Onodera)
Isma minuscla ♂ genitalia Isma minuscla ♂ genitalia Isma minuscla ♂ genitalia Isma minuscla ♂ genitalia
♂ genitalia, Cham Pasak, Laos.

ON : Isma dawna minuscla Inoué & Kawazoé,1967
OD : Tyo to Ga 17(1/2):9-10, figs.123♂,124♂(Un), tf.35(♂,genitalia).
TL : Trang Bom, S.Vietnam.
Distribution : Laos, S.Vietnam.

Type Material Information

Holotype ♂, 1969.Dec.18., Trang Bom.


Records taken from Literature

[ LAOS ]
Isma umbrosa minuscla ; Masui & Uehara,1996 : 5, pl.2,fig.26♂, 26♀. (Saravan)
Isma umbrosa minuscla ; Osada, Uémura & Uehara,1999 ; 224, pl.140, figs.♂,♀. (Phong Si / Thateng)
Isma umbrosa minuscla ; Nakamura & Wakahara,2012 ; 59.

[ VIETNAM ]
Isma dawna minuscla ; Monastyrskii & Devyatkin,2015 ; 80. (S: Dong Nai)


Specimens Examined

[ LAOS ]
Bolikhamxai : Nahin. 1♂ (photo by H.Onodera).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Cham Pasak : Paksong. 1♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


Notes
I think the figured specimen belongs this species.
Inoué & Kawazoé,1967 described this species as subspecies of I.dawna. Then Eliot,1973 treated it as subspecies of umbrosa.
However harpe of the male genitalia is quite different from umbrosa and dawna. Besides, There are both I. umbrosa contracta and I. minuscla occurs in S.Vietnam.
I consider this taxon should be a distinct species.

Literature

Inoué, S. & Kawazoé, A.,1967 : Hesperiid butterflies from South Vietnam. (4)
Tyo to Ga 17(1/2):1-17, 128 figs.

Eliot, J.N.,1973 : More revisional Notes on oriental Butterflies.
Entomologist 106(1316):1-15, 10figs.

1999.09.11 - 2017.12.31.