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  • Title
    A new species of damselfly, Protosticta ponmudiensis (Odonata: Zygoptera: Platystictidae) from Ponmudi Hills in the Western Ghats of India
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    The genus Protosticta Selys, 1885 has 10 species reported from the Indian region, of which seven are known from the Western Ghats.  Here we report a new species, Protosticta ponmudiensis from the Ponmudi Hills, Thiruvananthapuram District, Kerala, in the Agasthyamalai region of the southern Western Ghats.  The species is distinguished from other Protosticta based on its large size, bright green eyes, the broad dorsal stripe on the base of segment 7, and very distinct anal appendages. 
    Attribution
    Kiran C.G., Kalesh S., Kunte Krushnamegh (2015). Journal of Threatened Taxa 5(7) pp. 7146-7151; doi:10.11609/jott.1970.7146-7151
  • Title
    Processes involved in assessing priorities for local level Lepidoptera conservation programmes that aim to achieve global conservation impact
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    Identifying viable conservation projects for Lepidoptera that target threatened species depends upon effective identification and execution within a framework of events. This process requires information gathering and analysis, stakeholder discussion and local community involvement, planning, action, monitoring and review. Published working examples from four continents are drawn upon to illustrate all the key stages, focusing on methods for identifying priority areas (complementarity, biodiversity hotspots, habitat distribution, irreplaceability) for conserving threatened Lepidoptera, whilst considering other conservation issues.
    Attribution
    Kendrick R.C. (2011). Journal of Threatened Taxa 1(3) pp. 1456-1461; doi:10.11609/JoTT.o2579.1456-61
  • Title
    Rediscovery of the federally protected Scarce Jester Butterfly Symbrenthia silana de Nicéville, 1885 (Nymphalidae: Nymphalinae) from the Eastern Himalaya and Garo Hills, northeastern India
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    Symbrenthia silana, the Scarce Jester Butterfly (Nymphalidae: Nymphalinae), is legally protected under Schedule-I of India’s Wildlife (Protection) Act, and listed as Vulnerable to extinction following IUCN’s Red List Categories and Criteria in the Red Data Book of Indian butterflies. However, the species is so rare that it has not been seen for ca 90 years and nothing is known about its status, habitat and populations. Here I report rediscovery of the species from Sikkim, Namdapha Tiger Reserve and Nokrek National Park in the Eastern Himalaya and Garo Hills of northeastern India. The first pictures of live butterflies are presented along with information on the habits and habitat of the species, and a discussion of its status as a vulnerable species.
    Attribution
    Kunte K. (2010). Journal of Threatened Taxa 5(2) pp. 858-866; doi:10.11609/jott.494.858-866