Dodona deodata Hewitson, 1876 - Broad-banded Punch

Subspecies in India

No subspecies are listed under this species. It was historically (Evans 1932) treated as a subspecies of Dodona henrichi – White Punch, a Chinese species, but deodata is now widely considered to be specifically distinct. For several decades, Dodona longicaudata – Long-tailed Punch, was treated as a subspecies of deodata but Callaghan (2009) showed deodata and longicaudata to be specifically distinct.
 

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

Not known in India.
 
This species was for some time reported as a subspecies of Dodona henrichi – White Punch and then as Dodona deodata deodata from "Assam". Subsequently, Callaghan (2009) showed deodata and longicaudata to be specifically distinct, restricting the distribution of deodata in Myanmar and other areas outside the modern limits of India. The two records reported here (BOI-bq726, and BOI-bx733 and BOI-bx734) represent the first recent, confirmed sightings of the species from India. The species is now known in India from the Khasi Hills, Meghalaya, and the Namdapha NP, eastern Arunchal Pradesh.
 
StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
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
Meghalaya1
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Puducherry UT
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand
West Bengal
Total11
Not known in India.
 
1. Callaghan, C. J. 2009. The riodinid butterflies of Vietnam (Lepidoptera). J. Lepid. Soc., 63:61–82.
2. Evans, W. H. 1932. The Identification of Indian Butterflies. 2nd edn. Bombay Natural History Society, Mumbai.
 

Page citation

Anonymous 2022. Dodona deodata Hewitson, 1876 – Broad-banded Punch. 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/dodona-deodata, accessed 2022/12/02.