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Lepidoptera > Papilionoidea > Lycaenidae > Theclinae > Aphnaeini > Apharitis

Apharitis lilacinus (Moore, 1884) – Lilac Silverline

Subspecies in India:

No subspecies are listed under this species.

  This species is legally protected in India under Schedule II of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972.

Early Stages:
Indian and global distribution:
Endemic to peninsular and northern India, from Haridwar in Uttarakhand and Kasauli in Himachal Pradesh to Bengaluru in southern Karnataka, also a record from Assam in NE India.
records (based on images):
Larval Host Plants:
Identification:
Sexual, seasonal & individual variation:
Status, Habitat and Habits:
  This species is legally protected in India under Schedule II of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972.

Very rare, only a few dozen specimens have ever been reported. The only recent record is by Nitin R. from Hesarghatta Lake in Bengaluru Urban District, on 23 Dec. 2012 (BOI media code as340).
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Lepidoptera > Papilionoidea > Lycaenidae > Theclinae > Aphnaeini > Apharitis


Cite this page along with its URL as:
Sengupta, A., Nitin R., G.S. Girish Kumar and Nagraj V.
. 2019. Apharitis lilacinus (Moore, 1884) – Lilac Silverline. Kunte, K., S. Sondhi, and P. Roy (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 2.60. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.
http://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/sp/2125/Apharitis-lilacinus
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