Lexias dirtea (Fabricius, 1793) - Dark Archduke

Subspecies in India

(1) Lexias dirtea khasiana (Swinhoe, [1893]) – Khasi Dark Archduke

  dirtea and khasiana have both been listed separately under Schedule II of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972. This is taxonomically inaccurate since dirtea is represented in India only by the subspecies khasiana, not by the nominotypical subspecies, so either dirtea as a species or khasiana as a subspecies should be listed under Schedule II.

 

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

  dirtea and khasiana have both been listed separately under Schedule II of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972. This is taxonomically inaccurate since dirtea is represented in India only by the subspecies khasiana, not by the nominotypical subspecies, so either dirtea as a species or khasiana as a subspecies should be listed under Schedule II.
 
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Dadra & Nagar Haveli
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Meghalaya118112
Mizoram3
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Odisha
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Total113132247175

Page citation

Anonymous 2022. Lexias dirtea (Fabricius, 1793) – Dark Archduke. 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/lexias-dirtea, accessed 2022/08/12.