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Lepidoptera > Papilionoidea > Nymphalidae > Heliconiinae > Argynnini > Argynnis

Argynnis westphali Gallo & Della Bruna, 2016 – Emerald-and-Silver Fritillary

Subspecies in India:

No subspecies are listed under this species.

Early Stages:
Not yet known.

Indian and global distribution:
This species is known only from two areas: the type locality (Tongmai, Nyingtri Prov., E. Tibet), and the Kameng District of western Arunachal Pradesh. It is likely to occur in other parts of Arunachal Pradesh. Sightings reported here (BOI-cy680 to cy682, and cy684-cy690) are the first records of this species from India.

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

Identification:
Sexual, seasonal & individual variation:
Status, Habitat and Habits:
Not uncommon, but very local, and known only from the Kameng District in the western Arunachal Pradesh, India, and the type locality in SE Tibet. It inhabits mid-elevation mixed evergreen forests, frequenting open streamsides, where males mud-puddle.

Apparently single-brooded in India, flying in June.

References:

Lepidoptera > Papilionoidea > Nymphalidae > Heliconiinae > Argynnini > Argynnis


Cite this page along with its URL as:
Kunte, K., and T. Karmakar. 2019. Argynnis westphali Gallo & Della Bruna, 2016 – Emerald-and-Silver Fritillary. Kunte, K., S. Sondhi, and P. Roy (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 2.62. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.
http://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/sp/3189/Argynnis-westphali
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