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Lepidoptera > Papilionoidea > Riodinidae > Nemeobiinae > Nemeobiini > Dodona

Dodona deodata Hewitson, 1876 – Broad-banded Punch

Subspecies in India:

No subspecies are listed under this species. It was historically (Evans 1932) treated as a subspecies of Dodona henrichi – White Punch, a Chinese species, but deodata is now widely considered to be specifically distinct. For several decades, Dodona longicaudata – Long-tailed Punch, was treated as a subspecies of deodata but Callaghan (2009) showed deodata and longicaudata to be specifically distinct.

Early Stages:
Not known in India.

Indian and global distribution:
This species was for some time reported as a subspecies of Dodona henrichi – White Punch and then as Dodona deodata deodata from "Assam". Subsequently, Callaghan (2009) showed deodata and longicaudata to be specifically distinct, restricting the distribution of deodata in Myanmar and other areas outside the modern limits of India. The two records reported here (BOI-bq726, and BOI-bx733 and BOI-bx734) represent the first recent, confirmed sightings of the species from India. The species is now known in India from the Khasi Hills, Meghalaya, and the Namdapha NP, eastern Arunchal Pradesh.

records (based on images):
Larval Host Plants:
Not known in India.

Identification:
Sexual, seasonal & individual variation:
Status, Habitat and Habits:
References:
1. Callaghan, C. J. 2009. The riodinid butterflies of Vietnam (Lepidoptera). J. Lepid. Soc., 63:61–82.
2. Evans, W. H. 1932. The Identification of Indian Butterflies. 2nd edn. Bombay Natural History Society, Mumbai.


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Cite this page along with its URL as:
Bora, A., H. Ogale, and K. Kunte. 2017. Dodona deodata Hewitson, 1876 – Broad-banded Punch. Kunte, K., S. Sondhi, and P. Roy (eds.). Butterflies of India, v. 2.28. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.
http://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/sp/3015/Dodona-deodata
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