Allotinus drumila (Moore, [1866]) - Crenulate Mottle

Subspecies in India

(1) Allotinus drumila drumila (Moore, [1866]) – Himalayan Crenulate Mottle. This species is mentioned as Crenulate Darkie or Great Darkie in other Indian books, names that are socially no longer acceptable.

  This species is legally protected in India under Schedule I of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972.
 

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

Talbot (1939) described this subspecies from Trashiyangsi (2,400m) and Donga La (3,000m) in E. Bhutan, somewhat close to the Indian border, but this species has apparently never been reported from India. The sighting (BOI media codes av026 to av029) reported on this website on 19 July 2014 represents the first record of this species from India. This was made by Anurag Mishra outside Shergaon, approx. 60km from Bomdila in the West Kameng District of Arunachal Pradesh, on 9 May 2014. This is a range extension in India, and an addition to the Indian butterfly fauna.

The nominotypical subspecies occurs in W. China and Tibet.
 

  This species is legally protected in India under Schedule I of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972.
 
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Andaman and Nicobar Islands UT
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh1
Assam
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh
Dadra & Nagar Haveli UT
Daman & Diu UT
Delhi
Goa
Gujarat
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir UT
Jharkhand
Karnataka
Kerala
Ladakh UT
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra
Manipur
Meghalaya12151
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Puducherry UT
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim27411
Tamil Nadu
Tripura2
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand
West Bengal
Total1237492
Talbot, G. 1939. Fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma. Butterflies, vol. I. Taylor and Francis, London. pp. 600.
 

Page citation

Anonymous 2022. Allotinus drumila (Moore, [1866]) – Crenulate Mottle. In Kunte, K., S. Sondhi, and P. Roy (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 3.06. Published by the Indian Foundation for Butterflies. URL: https://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/allotinus-drumila, accessed 2022/11/29.