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Ampittia subvittatus (Moore, 1878) – Tiger Hopper

Subspecies in India:

(1) Ampittia subvittatus subradiatus Moore, 1878 – Khasi Tiger Hopper
This species was earlier listed under Ochus. Based on findings from dissections of the male genitalia and molecular phylogenetic analysis, subvittatus is now treated as a species under Ampittia (Huang et al. 2019). Similar to Ampittia dioscorides, (type species of the genus), subvittatus has "... uncus as broad as tegumen and bifid apically ..." (Huang et al. 2019).

Early Stages:
Indian and global distribution:
records (based on images):
Larval Host Plants:
Sexual, seasonal & individual variation:
Status, Habitat and Habits:
Huang, Z., H. Chiba, J. Jin, Athulya Girish K., M. Wang, K. Kunte, and X. Fan. 2019. A multilocus phylogenetics framework of the tribe Aeromachini (Lepidoptera: Hesperiidae: Hesperiinae), with implications for taxonomy and historical biogeography. Systematic Entomology, 44:163–178.

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Cite this page along with its URL as:
Kunte, K. 2021. Ampittia subvittatus (Moore, 1878) – Tiger Hopper. Kunte, K., S. Sondhi, and P. Roy (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 3.17. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.
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