First record in 129 years of the Tamil Treebrown Lethe drypetis todara Moore, 1881 (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae: Satyrinae) from Odisha, India by fruit-baiting

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Anirban Mahata
http://orcid.org/0000-0001-7874-2723
Sudheer Kumar Jena
http://orcid.org/0000-0002-8035-1139
Sharat Kumar Palita
http://orcid.org/0000-0002-2144-0406

Abstract

The first record of a butterfly species, the Tamil Treebrown Lethe drypetis todara Moore, 1881 (Nymphalidae: Satyrinae) is described from Deomali Hill range of southern Odisha, in Eastern Ghats of India, collected by fruit-baiting.  This is the first record from Odisha almost 129 years after its first report from Khurda in coastal Odisha by Taylor & de Niceville in the year 1888. The ecology and sampling of the species are described in this study.

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Mahata, A., Jena, S.K. and Palita, S.K. 2019. First record in 129 years of the Tamil Treebrown Lethe drypetis todara Moore, 1881 (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae: Satyrinae) from Odisha, India by fruit-baiting. Journal of Threatened Taxa. 11, 15 (Dec. 2019), 15047–15052. DOI:https://doi.org/10.11609/jott.4485.11.15.15047-15052.
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Anirban Mahata, Department of Biodiversity and Conservation of Natural Resources, Central University of Odisha, Koraput, Odisha 764021, India.

Research Scholar, Department of Biodiversity and Conservation of Natural Resources Central University of Orissa Koraput-764020, Odisha, India

Sudheer Kumar Jena, Department of Biodiversity and Conservation of Natural Resources, Central University of Odisha, Koraput, Odisha 764021, India.

Research Scholar, Department of Biodiversity and Conservation of Natural Resources Central University of Orissa Koraput-764020, Odisha, India

Sharat Kumar Palita, Department of Biodiversity and Conservation of Natural Resources, Central University of Odisha, Koraput, Odisha 764021, India.

Professor and Head, Department of Biodiversity and Conservation of Natural Resources Central University of Orissa Koraput-764020, Odisha, India

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