Subspecies in India
No subspecies are listed under this species.
Photo Gallery and Species Biology
This species was known to occur only in Peninsular Thailand and S. Myanmar, but Kunte (2009) recently reported it from the Ngengpui WLS in S. Mizoram in Aprl 2008. This is a considerable range extension of the species, and the first record for India.
This is a very rare species, and only a few dozen specimens have ever been collected. It inhabits low-lying evergreen forests. Nothing else is known about its habits and habitat.
|Andaman and Nicobar Islands UT|
|Dadra & Nagar Haveli UT|
|Daman & Diu UT|
|Jammu and Kashmir UT|
Kunte, K. 2009. Occurrence of Elymnias obnubila Marshall and de Nicéville, 1883 (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae: Satyrinae) in southern Mizoram: Range extension of the species and an addition to the Indian butterfly fauna. Journal of Threatened Taxa, 1:567-568.
Anonymous 2023. Elymnias obnubila Marshall, 1883 – Chestnut Palmfly. 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/elymnias-obnubila, accessed 2023/12/01.