Baracus hampsoni Elwes & Edwards, 1897 – Spotted Hedge Hopper
Subspecies in India:
No subspecies are listed under this species. It is also known as the Hampson's Hedge Hopper, and "often treated as a subspecies of the Sri Lankan Baracus vittatus (C. Felder, 1862). Another subspecies name, Baracus vittatus gotha Evans, 1949, has appeared in literature. Nothing is known about this taxon beyond the two females (one of them the type) collected in the Anamalais, on which the original description was based (Evans 1949). This name most likely represents a hybrid between hampsoni and subditus, or perhaps an aberration of subditus." (Nitin et al. 2018).
Cite this page along with its URL as:
Saji, K., V. Gupchup and H. Ogale. 2021. Baracus hampsoni Elwes & Edwards, 1897 – Spotted Hedge Hopper. Kunte, K., S. Sondhi, and P. Roy (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 3.17. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.