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Lepidoptera > Papilionoidea > Nymphalidae > Calinaginae > Calinaga

Calinaga aborica Tytler, 1915 – Dark Freak

Subspecies in India:

This is sometimes treated as a subspecies of Calinaga buddha – Orange-breasted Freak, especially in older literature. An unpublished name, Calinaga aborica naima Vane-Wright, MS, has appeared in print in the past (d'Abrera 1985; Kinyon 2004). A revision of Calinaga is underway, more information will be made available here in due course.

Early Stages:
Not known.
Indian and global distribution:
The known distribution of this species has recently been extended to the East Kameng District, Arunachal Pradesh, Eastern Himalaya (Sondhi et al. 2016). The traditionally known range was from the Mishmi Hills to N. Myanmar.

records (based on images):
Larval Host Plants:
Not known.
Identification:
Sexual, seasonal & individual variation:
Status, Habitat and Habits:
References:
d’Abrera, B. 1985. Butterflies of the Oriental Region. Part II: Nymphalidae, Satyridae & Amathusidae. Hill House, Melbourne, Australia.

Kinyon, S. 2004. Illustrated Checklist for the Butterflies of Myanmar. Smithsonian Institution, USA.

Sondhi, S., T. Karmakar, Y. Sondhi, R. Jhaveri, and K. Kunte. 2016. Re-discovery of Calinaga aborica Tytler, 1915 (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae: Calinaginae) from Arunachal Pradesh, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa, 8:8618–8622. PDF file (4.7MB, has colour images of a type and other specimens).


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Sondhi, S., T. Karmakar, Y. Sondhi, R. Jhaveri, and K. Kunte. 2017. Calinaga aborica Tytler, 1915 – Dark Freak. Kunte, K., S. Sondhi, and P. Roy (eds.). Butterflies of India, v. 2.28. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.
http://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/sp/2989/Calinaga-aborica
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