Recent sightings of Kaiser-I-Hind Teinopalpus imperialis Hope, 1843 (Lepidoptera: Teinopalpani) from Manipur, India

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Baleshwor Soibam


Kaiser-I-Hind Teinopalpus imperialis is one of the most elusive swallowtail butterflies. The sighting of Kaiser-I-Hind on 15April 2014 confirms the continued presence of the species in Manipur State. Koubru mountain is highly disturbed through anthropogenic disturbance like logging, agriculture, wildfire for the cultivation of crops by nearby local tribal communities, and is the major threat to the existence of the species in the area.


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