Elymnias obnubila Marshall, 1883 - Chestnut Palmfly

Subspecies in India

No subspecies are listed under this species.

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

Unknown.

This species was known to occur only in Peninsular Thailand and S. Myanmar, but Kunte (2009) recently reported it from the Ngengpui WLS in S. Mizoram in Aprl 2008. This is a considerable range extension of the species, and the first record for India.

This is a very rare species, and only a few dozen specimens have ever been collected. It inhabits low-lying evergreen forests. Nothing else is known about its habits and habitat.

StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh
Assam1
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
Mizoram1
Nagaland
Odisha
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand
West Bengal
Total2

Unknown.

Kunte, K. 2009. Occurrence of Elymnias obnubila Marshall and de Nicéville, 1883 (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae: Satyrinae) in southern Mizoram: Range extension of the species and an addition to the Indian butterfly fauna. Journal of Threatened Taxa, 1:567-568.

Page citation

Anonymous 2022. Elymnias obnubila Marshall, 1883 – Chestnut Palmfly. 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/elymnias-obnubila, accessed 2022/08/20.