Calinaga aborica Tytler, 1915 - Dark Freak

Subspecies in India

This is sometimes treated as a subspecies of Calinaga buddha – Orange-breasted Freak, especially in older literature. An unpublished name, Calinaga aborica naima Vane-Wright, MS, has appeared in print in the past (d'Abrera 1985; Kinyon 2004). A revision of Calinaga is underway, more information will be made available here in due course.
 

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

Not known.

The known distribution of this species has recently been extended to the East Kameng District, Arunachal Pradesh, Eastern Himalaya (Sondhi et al. 2016). The traditionally known range was from the Mishmi Hills to N. Myanmar.
 
  This species is legally protected in India under Schedule II of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972.
 
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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 known.

d’Abrera, B. 1985. Butterflies of the Oriental Region. Part II: Nymphalidae, Satyridae & Amathusidae. Hill House, Melbourne, Australia.

Kinyon, S. 2004. Illustrated Checklist for the Butterflies of Myanmar. Smithsonian Institution, USA.

Sondhi, S., T. Karmakar, Y. Sondhi, R. Jhaveri, and K. Kunte. 2016. Re-discovery of Calinaga aborica Tytler, 1915 (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae: Calinaginae) from Arunachal Pradesh, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa, 8:8618–8622. PDF file (4.7MB, has colour images of a type and other specimens).
 

Page citation

Anonymous 2022. Calinaga aborica Tytler, 1915 – Dark Freak. 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/calinaga-aborica, accessed 2022/11/26.