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Calinaga buddha Moore, 1857 – Orange-breasted Freak

Subspecies in India:

Several subspecies are traditionally listed under this species. Some of them are likely to be distinct species. A revision of Calinaga is underway, more information will be made available here in due course.

  This species is legally protected in India under Schedule I of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972.

Early Stages:
Not known in India.

Indian and global distribution:
This species, as treated here, is known only from Uttarakhand to NE Pakistan in the western Himalaya. The precise locality of recent sightings of this very rare and legally protected species is being withheld to protect this population from illegal collecting until forest officials and other authorities put safety measures in place.

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

Identification:
Sexual, seasonal & individual variation:
Status, Habitat and Habits:
  This species is legally protected in India under Schedule I of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972.

This species is listed under Schedule I of the Wild(Life) Protection Act (1972), but had not been seen since 1910. Thus, the images (BOI-cx951 and BOI-cx952) taken by Shubham Gautam and Gaurav Agavekar in Kullu District, Himachal Pradesh, India, on 2018/04/19 and published on this website on 2018/04/20 contitute a rediscovery of this very rare and legally protected species after over a 100 years since its last sighting. Information such as the precise locality is being withheld to protect this population from illegal collecting until forest officials and other authorities put safety measures in place.


References:

Lepidoptera > Papilionoidea > Nymphalidae > Calinaginae > Calinaga


Cite this page along with its URL as:
Gautam, S., G. Agavekar, and A. Negi. 2019. Calinaga buddha Moore, 1857 – Orange-breasted Freak. Kunte, K., S. Sondhi, and P. Roy (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 2.63. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.
http://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/sp/630/Calinaga-buddha
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