Ypthima inica Hewitson, [1865] - Lesser Three-ring

Subspecies in India

No subspecies are described under this species.

Conservation and Special status

This species is not legally protected in India under any schedules of WildLife (Protection) Act, 1972.

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

This species was previously known to be distributed in northern India from Punjab to West Bengal, with the southernmost records in Madhya Pradesh and Nagpur (Maharashtra). The recent sightings by Paresh Kale (2010/11/13, image number BOI-ak631) at Harishchandragad, and by Milind Bhakare (2010/10/06, image numbers BOI-al003 and BOI-al004) at Thoseghar, both in western Maharashtra, represent a range expansion to the south-west, and the first records of the species from the Western Ghats.

StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands UT
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh
Assam
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh
Dadra & Nagar Haveli UT
Daman & Diu UT
Delhi11212
Goa
Gujarat
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir UT
Jharkhand
Karnataka
Kerala
Ladakh UT
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh21
Maharashtra21411
Manipur
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Puducherry UT
Punjab1
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh11134
Uttarakhand
West Bengal
Total11136972

Page citation

Anonymous 2022. Ypthima inica Hewitson, [1865] – Lesser Three-ring. In Kunte, K., S. Sondhi, and P. Roy (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 4.12. Published by the Indian Foundation for Butterflies. URL: https://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/ypthima-inica, accessed 2022/12/04.