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Lepidoptera > Papilionoidea > Lycaenidae > Theclinae > Amblypodiini > Iraota

Iraota rochana Horsfield, 1829 – Scarce Silverstreak Blue

Subspecies in India:

1) Iraota rochana boswelliana Distant, 1885 – Malayan Scarce Silverstreak Blue

Early Stages:
Indian and global distribution:
Van Gasse (2013) listed the distribution in India as Nongpoh, Khasi Hills, Meghalaya, based on Cantlie (1962), and Sebong, SE Manipur (Tytler 1915). The female specimen from Buxa (bp769, bp770) extends the range by approx. 350 km north-westwards and is an addition to the butterfly fauna of Paschimbanga (West Bengal).

records (based on images):
Larval Host Plants:
Identification:
Sexual, seasonal & individual variation:
Status, Habitat and Habits:
Very rare in India. Tytler (1915) recorded 8 males in the months of April, June, November and December at Sebong, SE Manipur.
References:
  1. Cantlie, K. (1962). The Lycaenidae Portion (Except the Arhopala Group), of Brigadier Evans The Identification of Indian Butterflies 1932 (India, Pakistan, Ceylon, Burma). Bombay Natural History Society, Mumbai, 159pp.
  2. Tytler, H. C. 1915. Notes on some new and interesting butterflies from Manipur and the Naga Hills. Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society, 23:502–515.
  3. Van Gasse, P. 2013. Butterflies of India – Annotated Checklist.

Lepidoptera > Papilionoidea > Lycaenidae > Theclinae > Amblypodiini > Iraota


Cite this page along with its URL as:
Mazumder,  S., T. Sengupta & K. Chakraborty. 2017. Iraota rochana Horsfield, 1829 – Scarce Silverstreak Blue. Kunte, K., P. Roy, S. Kalesh and U. Kodandaramaiah (eds.). Butterflies of India, v. 2.24. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.
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