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Chitoria ulpi Doherty, 1889 – Tawny Emperor

Subspecies in India:

(1) Chitoria ulpi ulpi Doherty, 1889 Indian Tawny Emperor
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Recorded by Tshetsholo Naro from the North East Network compound on 14 June 2013 at 12:57hr at Chizami, Phek District in Nagaland. Seen sitting on human clothes. There have been no published records of this species from India in more than a hundred years, having been last reported from India in 1915 (Tytler 1915a). The subspecies florenciae, which is now synonymized with subspecies ulpi (ulupi), is legally protected under Schedule I of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972. Reported to be rare in the Naga Hills (Tytler 1911, 1915a). Tytler (1911) initially believed this to be a separate species from C. ulpi (ulupi), but later stated (Tytler 1915a) that it would turn out to be a race of the same species. 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): 65936634
Tytler, H.C. (1911). Notes on butterflies from the Naga Hills - Part II. Journal of Bombay Natural History Society 21: 588–606.
Tytler, H.C. (1915a). Notes on some new and interesting butterflies from Manipur and the Naga Hills. Part - II. Journal of Bombay Natural History Society 23: 502–515.

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Naro, T. & S. Sondhi. 2017. Chitoria ulpi Doherty, 1889 – Tawny Emperor. Kunte, K., S. Sondhi, and P. Roy (eds.). Butterflies of India, v. 2.28. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.
http://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/sp/2843/Chitoria-ulpi
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