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Arhopala comica de Nicéville, 1900 – Comic Oakblue

Subspecies in India:

No subspecies are listed under this species.
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Two records by Tshetsholo Naro from the North East Network compound on 1 April 2013 and 12 April 2014. This Arhopala species is easily told by the markings on the underside as well as the shape of the hindwing tornus and its tail (de Nicéville, 1900). The type locality of this species is Bhamo in Myanmar, while it was recorded as Surendra learmondi (=Arhopala comica) from Loimwe in the Southern Shan States (Tytler, 1940). From India, two females of this species were recorded from Sebong, Manipur in March (Tytler 1915b; Evans 1957). Hence this record of Arhopala comica marginally extends the range of this species into Nagaland, and is the first record from India in a hundred years, since Tytler’s (1915b) collection in Manipur. This species is legally protected under Schedule I of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972. The paper "Butterflies (Lepidoptera) of Chizami, Phek District, Nagaland, India" maybe downloaded here.
References:

Naro, T. & S. Sondhi (2014). Butterflies (Lepidoptera) of Chizami, Phek District, Nagaland, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa 6(13): 6593–6634.
Evans, W.H. (1957). A revision of the Arhopala group of Oriental Lycaenidae (Lepidoptera: Rhopalocera). Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History), London Entomology Volume 5: 85–141.
Tytler, H.C. (1915b). Notes on some new and interesting butterflies from Manipur and the Naga Hills. Part - III. Journal of Bombay Natural History Society 24: 119–155.
Tytler, H.C. (1940). Notes on Some New and Interesting Butterflies chiefly from Burma. Part - 2. Journal of Bombay Natural History Society 42: 109–123.


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Naro, T. & S. Sondhi. 2017. Arhopala comica de Nicéville, 1900 – Comic Oakblue. Kunte, K., S. Sondhi, and P. Roy (eds.). Butterflies of India, v. 2.31. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.
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