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Lepidoptera > Papilionoidea > Nymphalidae > Satyrinae > Elymniini > Elymnias

Elymnias obnubila Marshall, 1883 – Chestnut Palmfly

Subspecies in India:

No subspecies are listed under this species.

Early Stages:

Unknown.

Indian and global distribution:

This species was known to occur only in Peninsular Thailand and S. Myanmar, but Kunte (2009) recently reported it from the Ngengpui WLS in S. Mizoram in Aprl 2008. This is a considerable range extension of the species, and the first record for India.

records (based on images):
Larval Host Plants:

Unknown.

Identification:
Sexual, seasonal & individual variation:
Status, Habitat and Habits:

This is a very rare species, and only a few dozen specimens have ever been collected. It inhabits low-lying evergreen forests. Nothing else is known about its habits and habitat.

References:

Kunte, K. 2009. Occurrence of Elymnias obnubila Marshall and de Nicéville, 1883 (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae: Satyrinae) in southern Mizoram: Range extension of the species and an addition to the Indian butterfly fauna. Journal of Threatened Taxa, 1:567-568.


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Cite this page along with its URL as:
Kunte, K. 2017. Elymnias obnubila Marshall, 1883 – Chestnut Palmfly. Kunte, K., S. Sondhi, and P. Roy (eds.). Butterflies of India, v. 2.31. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.
http://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/sp/686/Elymnias-obnubila
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