Argynnis westphali Gallo & Della Bruna, 2016 - Emerald-and-Silver Fritillary

Subspecies in India

No subspecies are listed under this species.
 

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Argynnis westphali - Emerald-and-Silver Fritillary


Not yet known.
 
This species is known only from two areas: the type locality (Tongmai, Nyingtri Prov., E. Tibet), and the Kameng District of western Arunachal Pradesh. It is likely to occur in other parts of Arunachal Pradesh. Sightings reported here (BOI-cy680 to cy682, and cy684-cy690) are the first records of this species from India.
 
Not uncommon, but very local, and known only from the Kameng District in the western Arunachal Pradesh, India, and the type locality in SE Tibet. It inhabits mid-elevation mixed evergreen forests, frequenting open streamsides, where males mud-puddle.

Apparently single-brooded in India, flying in June.
 
StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands UT
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh4
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
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Puducherry UT
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand
West Bengal
Total4
Not yet known.
 

Page citation

Anonymous 2022. Argynnis westphali Gallo & Della Bruna, 2016 – Emerald-and-Silver Fritillary. 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/argynnis-westphali, accessed 2022/11/26.