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  • Title
    A checklist of butterflies of Dakshina Kannada District, Karnataka, India
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    In a preliminary study on the butterflies of Dakshina Kannada District, located in the southwestern part of the Karnataka along the Western Ghats in Karnataka State in India, a total of 172 species of butterflies belonging to 117 genera, from six families was prepared by visiting various landscapes during the period September 2012 to December 2015. Of the various species recorded, Papilio clytia (Linnaeus), Papilio lio medon (Moore), Pachlio ptahector (Linnaeus), Castalius rosimon (Fabricius), Acytolepis puspa (Horsefield), Lethe europa (Fabricius), Neptis jumbah (Moore), Dophlae velina (Stoll), Hypolimnas misippus (Linnaeus) and Doleschallia bisaltide (Cramer) comes under the Schedule I of the Indian Wildlife Protection Act 1972. The present study provides the baseline data of butterfly species of Dakshina Kannada.
    Attribution
    Deepak Naik & Mohammed S. Mustak, Journal of Threatened Taxa, Vol 8, No 12 (2016); pp. 9491–9504 http://dx.doi.org/10.11609/jott.3066.8.12.9491-9504
  • Title
    Recent sightings of two very rare butterflies, Lethe margaritae Elwes, 1882 and Neptis nycteus de Nicéville, 1890, from Sikkim, eastern Himalaya, India
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    Lethe margaritae Elwes, 1882 and Neptis nycteus de Nicéville, 1890 are very rare butterflies that are endemic to the Himalaya, and are legally protected in India. However, they have not been recorded in India in nearly 100 years. Here we review the available published information on their type localities, distribution and other natural history, and then report two recent sightings from Sikkim, northeastern India. Our sightings constitute rediscoveries of the Indian populations of these species.
    Attribution
    Rai S., Bhutia K.D., Kunte K. (2012). Journal of Threatened Taxa 14(4) pp. 3319-3326; doi:10.11609/JoTT.o2965.3319-26