Pieris extensa Poujade, 1888 - Extended White

Subspecies in India

(1) Pieris extensa bhutya Talbot, 1939 – Bhutia Extended White
 

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Talbot (1939) described this subspecies from Trashiyangsi (2,400m) and Donga La (3,000m) in E. Bhutan, somewhat close to the Indian border, but this species has apparently never been reported from India. The sighting (BOI media codes av026 to av029) reported on this website on 19 July 2014 represents the first record of this species from India. This was made by Anurag Mishra outside Shergaon, approx. 60km from Bomdila in the West Kameng District of Arunachal Pradesh, on 9 May 2014. This is a range extension in India, and an addition to the Indian butterfly fauna.

The nominotypical subspecies occurs in W. China and Tibet.
 
StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh1
Assam
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi
Goa
Gujarat
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
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
Uttarakhand
West Bengal
Total1
Talbot, G. 1939. Fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma. Butterflies, vol. I. Taylor and Francis, London. pp. 600.
 

Page citation

Anonymous 2022. Pieris extensa Poujade, 1888 – Extended White. 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/pieris-extensa, accessed 2022/08/12.