Neptis ananta Moore, [1858] - Yellow Sailer

Subspecies in India

(1) Neptis ananta ananta Moore, [1858] – West Himalayan Yellow Sailer
(2) Neptis ananta ochracea Evans, 1924 – East Himalayan Yellow Sailer

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

This species is historically known from E. China (type locality), S. China and parts of Indo-China (Thailand, Laos) (Inayoshi 2020). However, over the past 10 years, this species has been reported sporadically from Sikkim. The image published here (BOI-en521) from the Dzongu area of Sikkim shows clear similarity to the type specimen, which confirms the Indian sighting and extends the range of the species into the eastern Himalaya and India.
 
StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh111
Assam
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi
Goa
Gujarat
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh21
Jammu and Kashmir UT
Jharkhand
Karnataka
Kerala
Ladakh UT
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra
Manipur
Meghalaya41
Mizoram
Nagaland3
Odisha
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim331
Tamil Nadu
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand1161
West Bengal1
Total5101231
Not known from India.
 
Inayoshi, Y. 2020. A Check List of Butterflies in Indo-China (chiefly from Thailand, Laos and Vietnam). URL:http://yutaka.it-n.jp/.
 

Page citation

Anonymous 2022. Neptis ananta Moore, [1858] – Yellow Sailer. 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/neptis-ananta, accessed 2022/08/19.