Byasa crassipes (Oberthür, 1893) - Black Windmill

Subspecies in India

No subspecies are listed under this species.

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

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This is historically known from Manipur and Naga Hills, but there are no recent records of this species from India. The sighting reported here from Dibang Valley appears to be a rediscovery of the species in this area, and a range extension of the species into E. Arunachal Pradesh.

The precise locality of recent sightings of this very rare species is being withheld to protect this population from illegal collecting until forest officials and other authorities put safety measures in place.
 

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

Very rare, known only from Manipur and Naga Hills in India before, and now from E. Arunachal Pradesh. Appears to be uncommon throughout its range, from NE India to Indo-China.

Information such as the precise locality is being withheld to protect this population from illegal collecting until forest officials and other authorities put safety measures in place.
 
StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh11
Assam
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi
Goa
Gujarat
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir UT
Jharkhand
Karnataka
Kerala
Ladakh UT
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra
Manipur1
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand
West Bengal
Total12
Not known in India.
 

Page citation

Anonymous 2022. Byasa crassipes (Oberthür, 1893) – Black Windmill. 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/byasa-crassipes, accessed 2022/08/20.