A first sighting of Tawny Coster Acraea violae Fabricius, 1775 (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae) from the southern foothills of Bhutan

Main Article Content

Tshering Nidup

Abstract

Despite having rich faunal diversity of butterflies in the country there is no compressive checklist of butterflies. However, the sighting of Tawny Coster in southern foothills of Bhutan adds up a new species to the list of butterflies of Bhutan. 

 

Article Details

How to Cite
[1]
Nidup, T. 2015. A first sighting of Tawny Coster Acraea violae Fabricius, 1775 (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae) from the southern foothills of Bhutan. Journal of Threatened Taxa. 7, 8 (Jun. 2015), 7484–7486. DOI:https://doi.org/10.11609/JoTT.o4194.7484-6.
Section
Notes

References

Al Haidar, I.K., M. Rahman, M.F. Ahsan, A. Islam, J.N. Tania, P.R. Banick & S. Ahmed (2014). Records of three new butterfly species from the Chittagong University Campus of Chittagong in

Bangladesh. Entomology and Zoology Studies 2 (5): 178–181.

Haribal, M. (1992). The Butterflies of Skkim Himalaya and Their Natural History, Sikkim. Nature conservation Foundation, Gangtok, Sikkim, 217pp.

Heppner, J. (1998). Classification of Lepidoptera. Part I Introduction. Holarctic Lepidoptera 5: 148

Hoskins, A. (2015). Indian Subcontinent - Tawny Coster Acraea violae, Fabricius- 1793, In: Butterflies of the World. New Holland Publishers Pvt. Ltd., London, 312pp.

Kanwar, K. (2014). Tawny Coster butterfly spotted in Chandigarh “the pioneerâ€, PNS, Chandigarh. < www.dailypioneer.com/state-editions/chandigarh/tawny> Accessed 30 May 2015.

Kehimkar, I. (2008). The Book of Indian Butterflies. Bombay Natural History Society and Oxford University Press, 497pp.

Nidup, T., T. Dorji & U. Tshering (2014). Taxon diversity of butterflies in different habitat types in Royal Manas National Park, Gelephu: Bhutan. Journal of Entomology and Zoology Studies 2(6): 292–196.

Nidup, T. (2015). Annotated checklist of butterfly from Royal Manas National Park, Bhutan. Spring 5: 1–9.

Saji, K.Y., Gurjar, P. Kale, T.P. Alaganantham, & G. Jaikumar (2014). Acraea violae- Fabricius, 1775. Tawny Coster. In: Kunte, K., S. Kalesh & U. Kodandaramaiah (eds.). Butterflies of India, v. 2.10. Indian Foundation for Butterflies. http://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/sp/573/Acraea-violae. Accessed 30 June 2015.

Singh, A.P. (2012). Lowland forest butterflies of the Sankosh River catchment, Bhutan. Journal of Threatened Taxa 4(12): 3085–3102; http://dx.doi.org/10.11609/JoTT.o2625.3085-102

Singh, I.J. & M. Chib (2014). A preliminary checklist of Butterflies (Lepidopteria: Rhophalocera) of Mendrelgang, Tsirang, Bhutan. Journal of Threatened Taxa 6(5): 5755–5768; http://dx.doi.org/10.11609/JoTT.o3632.5755-68

van der Poel, P. & T. Wangchuk (2007). Butterflies of Bhutan. Mountain, Hills and Valleys Between 800m and 3000m. Royal Society for Protection of Nature. Thimphu, Bhutan, 71pp.

Wangdi, S., K. Wangdi, Sherub, R. Wangdi, S. Drukpa, M. Harada, T. Aoki, S. Amaguchi, M. Saito, Y.Igarashi, Y. Watanabe & M. Yago (2012). Butterflies of Tashiyangtse Valley, Eastern Bhutan (part 1).Butterflies (Teinopalpus). The Butterfly Society of Japan (Teinopalpus) 62: 16–28.

Wangdi, K. & Shrub (2012a). Nature Guide Series - Nymphalids (Brush-footed) Butterflies of Bhutan. Ugyen Wangchuk Institute for Conservation and Environment, Bumthang, Bhutan, 130pp.

Wangdi, K. & Shrub (2012b). Field Guide for Swallowtails of Bhutan. Ugyen Wangchuk Institute for Conservation and Environment, Bumthang, Bhutan, 77pp.