Subspecies in India
This species is legally protected in India under Schedule I of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972.
Photo Gallery and Species Biology
Recorded by Tshetsholo Naro from the North East Network compound on 14 June 2013 at 12:57hr at Chizami, Phek District in Nagaland. Seen sitting on human clothes. There have been no published records of this species from India in more than a hundred years, having been last reported from India in 1915 (Tytler 1915a). The subspecies florenciae, which is now synonymized with subspecies ulpi (ulupi), is legally protected under Schedule I of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972. Reported to be rare in the Naga Hills (Tytler 1911, 1915a). Tytler (1911) initially believed this to be a separate species from C. ulpi (ulupi), but later stated (Tytler 1915a) that it would turn out to be a race of the same species. The paper "Butterflies (Lepidoptera) of Chizami, Phek District, Nagaland, India" maybe downloaded here.
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Anonymous 2023. Chitoria ulupi Doherty, 1889 – Tawny Emperor. 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/chitoria-ulupi, accessed 2023/12/08.