Miletus chinensis C. Felder, 1862 - Common Mottle

Subspecies in India

(1) Miletus chinensis assamensis (Doherty, 1891) – Assam Common Mottle
(2) Miletus chinensis longeana (de Nicéville, 1898) – Shan Common Mottle (=Long's Brownie)
The species is also known as the Common Brownie.

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

Recorded by Tshetsholo Naro from the North East Network compound on 14 June 2013 at 12:57hr at Chizami, Phek District in Nagaland. Seen sitting on human clothes. There have been no published records of this species from India in more than a hundred years, having been last reported from India in 1915 (Tytler 1915a). The subspecies florenciae, which is now synonymized with subspecies ulpi (ulupi), is legally protected under Schedule I of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972. Reported to be rare in the Naga Hills (Tytler 1911, 1915a). Tytler (1911) initially believed this to be a separate species from C. ulpi (ulupi), but later stated (Tytler 1915a) that it would turn out to be a race of the same species. The paper "Butterflies (Lepidoptera) of Chizami, Phek District, Nagaland, India" maybe downloaded here.
 
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Andaman and Nicobar Islands UT
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh121
Assam1111
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
Meghalaya12
Mizoram
Nagaland11
Odisha
Puducherry UT
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim121
Tamil Nadu
Tripura1
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand
West Bengal111
Total1213213152
Naro, T. & S. Sondhi (2014). Butterflies (Lepidoptera) of Chizami, Phek District, Nagaland, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa 6(13): 65936634
Tytler, H.C. (1911). Notes on butterflies from the Naga Hills - Part II. Journal of Bombay Natural History Society 21: 588–606.
Tytler, H.C. (1915a). Notes on some new and interesting butterflies from Manipur and the Naga Hills. Part - II. Journal of Bombay Natural History Society 23: 502–515.

Page citation

Anonymous 2022. Miletus chinensis C. Felder, 1862 – Common Mottle. 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/miletus-chinensis, accessed 2022/11/26.