Oreolyce vardhana (Moore, [1875]) - Dusky Hedge Blue

Subspecies in India

(1) Oreolyce vardhana vardhana (Moore, [1875]) – Kashmir Dusky Hedge Blue
(2) Oreolyce vardhana nepalica (Forster, 1980) – Nepalese Dusky Hedge Blue
 

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

The record (BOI-bq162) from Gorkey, Darjeeling District, reported here on 18 April 2015, is a range extension of the subspecies nepalica, and the first record from India. This is a Himalayan species, of which ssp. vardhana occurs in Kashmir to Uttarakhand, and ssp. nepalica occurs in Nepal and Darjeeling District, Paschimbanga (West Bengal). Outside of Nepal and India, it has been recorded in Yunnan (Huang 2003), perhaps indicating that it should also be present elsewhere in the eastern Himalaya.
 
StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh
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
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand21
West Bengal1
Total412
(1) Forster, W. 1980. Einige neue Tagfalterformen aus Nepal.  Spixiana 3 (1) : 1-9

(2) Huang, H. 2003. A list of butterflies collected from Nujiang (Lou Tse Kiang) and Dulongiang, China with descriptions of new species, and revisional notes. Neue Ent. Nachr., 55:3-114.

 

Page citation

Anonymous 2022. Oreolyce vardhana (Moore, [1875]) – Dusky Hedge Blue. 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/oreolyce-vardhana, accessed 2022/08/20.