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Thread: First record of Athyma punctata for the Indian Subcontinent

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    Default First record of Athyma punctata for the Indian Subcontinent

    During my recent trip in Bhutan I had the lucky chance to meet for the first time the rare Athyma punctata, very peculiar, beautiful and unmistakable Limenitidinae.

    As far as I know there are:

    Athyma punctata punctata Leech,1890 Viet Nam, West China, Tibet
    Athyma punctata prasobsuki Katayama,1989 North Thailand
    Athyma punctata zhejiangensis Tong, 1994 China Zhejiang

    Not sure if can be a different subspecies or just A.punctata punctata.


    The White-patched Sergeant



    The White-patched Sergeant


    The location is in Zhemgang area (South Bhutan), at around 1500 mt.

    This is the first record for Bhutan and for all the Himalayan range of the Indian Subcontinent.

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    Nice!! This species isn't very well-known, which goes for many of the Chinese species as well
    Aaron Soh

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    Yes, definitely China still reserve many surprises!

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