Calinaga buddha Moore, [1858] - Orange-breasted Freak

Subspecies in India

Several subspecies are traditionally listed under this species. Some of them are likely to be distinct species. A revision of Calinaga is underway, more information will be made available here in due course.

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

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Calinaga buddha - Orange-breasted Freak


Not known in India.
 
This species, as treated here, is known only from Uttarakhand to NE Pakistan in the western Himalaya. The precise locality of recent sightings of this very rare and legally protected 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.

This species is listed under Schedule I of the Wild(Life) Protection Act (1972), but had not been seen since 1910. Thus, the images (BOI-cx951 and BOI-cx952) taken by Shubham Gautam and Gaurav Agavekar in Kullu District, Himachal Pradesh, India, on 2018/04/19 and published on this website on 2018/04/20 contitute a rediscovery of this very rare and legally protected species after over a 100 years since its last sighting. 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 Pradesh
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
Manipur
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand
West Bengal
Total
Not known in India.
 

Page citation

Anonymous 2022. Calinaga buddha Moore, [1858] – Orange-breasted 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-buddha, accessed 2022/08/20.