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Abisara attenuata Tytler, 1915 – Attenuated Judy

Subspecies in India:

No subspecies are listed under this species. It is traditionally treated as a subspecies of Abisara savitri Felder & Felder, 1860 (Stichel 1928; Evans 1932). Callaghan (2009) found the male genitalia of attenuata and savitri distinct enough to reinstate attenuata as a distinct species.

Early Stages:
Not known in India.

Indian and global distribution:
This species is historically known in India only from a single male specimen – the holotype of the species – from "Barak River, Western Manipur Hills", NE India (Tytler 1915). The new record (BOI-bp866 to BOI-bp868, and BOI-bp870) from Namdapha National Park, published here on 15 March 2015, is only the second record of the species from India, and the first record for Arunachal Pradesh.

It is found outside India in E. Laos and C. & S. Vietnam, but not in Thailand (Pinratana 1988; Callaghan 2009; Ek-Amnuay 2012). It must also occur in N. Myanmar.

records (based on images):
Larval Host Plants:
Not known in India.

Sexual, seasonal & individual variation:
Status, Habitat and Habits:
Extremely rare in India, and known only from low-lying evergreen forests in the Patkai hills. Both the Indian records are from March, separated by 102 years: Tytler collected it at Barak River, Manipur, in March 1913, and our recent record is from March 2015 in Namdapha National Park in Arunachal Pradesh.

1. Callaghan, C. J. 2009. The riodinid butterflies of Vietnam (Lepidoptera). J. Lepid. Soc., 63:61–82.
2. Ek-Amnuay, P. 2012. Butterflies of Thailand. 2nd edn. Baan Lae Suan (=Amarin) Printing & Publishing Co., Bangkok.
3. Evans, W. H. 1932. The Identification of Indian Butterflies. 2nd edn. Bombay Natural History Society, Mumbai.
4. Inayoshi, Y. 2015. A Check List of Butterflies in Indo-China (chiefly from Thailand, Laos and Vietnam). Accessed 15 March 2015.
5. Pinratana, A. 1988. Butterflies in Thailand. Vol. 6: Satyridae, Libytheidae and Riodinidae. Brothers of St. Gabriel in Thailand, Bangkok.
6. Stichel, H. 1928. Lepidoptera: Nemeobiinae. Das Tierreich, 51:1–330.
7. Tytler, H. C. 1915. Notes on some new and interesting butterflies from Manipur and the Naga Hills. Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society, 23:502–515.

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Cite this page along with its URL as:
K. Kunte, and P. Kale. 2021. Abisara attenuata Tytler, 1915 – Attenuated Judy. Kunte, K., S. Sondhi, and P. Roy (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 3.24. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.
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