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Libythea laius Trimen, 1879 – Lobed Beak

Subspecies in India:

(1) Libythea laius lepitoides Moore, 1903 – Sahyadri Lobed Beak

Until recently lepitoides was commonly listed under Libythea lepita Moore, 1857, but (Kawahara 2013) moved it under Libythea laius based on the tornal lobe on the hindwing that is present in laius and lepitoides, which is absent in lepita.

Early Stages:
Indian and global distribution:
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Sexual, seasonal & individual variation:
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References:
Kawahara, A. Y. 2013. Systematic revision and review of the extant and fossil snout butterflies (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae: Libytheinae). Zootaxa, 3631:1-74.

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Cite this page along with its URL as:
Kunte, K. 2017. Libythea laius Trimen, 1879 – Lobed Beak. Kunte, K., S. Sondhi, and P. Roy (eds.). Butterflies of India, v. 2.30. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.
http://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/sp/2867/Libythea-laius
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