Subspecies in India
(1) Teinopalpus imperialis imperialis Hope, 1843 – Himalayan Kaiser-i-Hind
The subspecies imperialis is legally protected in India under Schedule II of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972.
Photo Gallery and Species Biology
This species is overall very rare but it may be locally and seasonally uncommon. It occurs in evergreen forests at mid-elevations in the Himalaya and Patkai Hills. It has been reported and photographed in the Indian Region only a few times in the past few years, and the images taken by Reddy Bei, Range Forest Officer at Talle Valley WLS, published here on 28 August 2014 (media codes BOI-av030, BOI-av031, and BOI-av032) appear to be the first photographic record of the species from Arunachal Pradesh.
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Anonymous 2022. Teinopalpus imperialis Hope, 1843 – Kaiser-i-Hind. 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/teinopalpus-imperialis, accessed 2022/11/26.