Neptis narayana Moore, 1858 - Broadstick Sailer

Subspecies in India

Another taxon, Neptis nana de Nicéville, 1889 – Little Sailer, is usually treated as a subspecies. We are provisionally treating nana as a distinct, allopatric species based on morphological and biogeographic grounds. Under this arrangement, narayana is endemic to the western Himalaya. The male genitalia of this group have not been studied well, and a molecular phylogeny is currently unavailable.

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

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  This species is legally protected in India under Schedule II of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972.
 
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Uttarakhand3
West Bengal
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Page citation

Anonymous 2022. Neptis narayana Moore, 1858 – Broadstick 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-narayana, accessed 2022/11/27.