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Spindasis lohita Horsfield, 1829 – Long-banded Silverline

Subspecies in India:

(1) Spindasis lohita lazularia Moore, 1881 – Tamil Long-banded Silverline
(2) Spindasis lohita himalayanus Moore, 1884 – Himalayan Long-banded Silverline
(3) Spindasis lohita zoilus Moore, 1877 – Andaman Long-banded Silverline

Early Stages:
Indian and global distribution:
This species has a wide distribution in South and SE Asia. It is well known from India in the Western Ghats (ssp. lazularia), Himalaya (ssp. himalayanus) and the Andaman Islands (ssp. zoilus). The image published on the Butterflies of India website (BOI-cm305) on 2017/09/14, extends the known distribution of this species well within central India. This is also the first record for Madhya Pradesh. Subspecies identity of this and other records from Central and Eastern India needs to be verified, so at present we have only mentioned species name for those records.

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Cite this page along with its URL as:
Churi, P.,  S.  Lokhande, S. N. Prashanth, P. Beohar, and K. Kunte. 2017. Spindasis lohita Horsfield, 1829 – Long-banded Silverline. Kunte, K., S. Sondhi, and P. Roy (eds.). Butterflies of India, v. 2.30. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.
http://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/sp/650/Spindasis-lohita
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