A record of Blue Posy Drupadia scaeva cyara (Hewitson, 1878) (Lycaenidae: Theclinae: Theclini) from Dibang Valley, Arunachal Pradesh, India

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Gaurab Nandi Das
http://orcid.org/0000-0002-4722-3100
Subrata Gayen
http://orcid.org/0000-0002-0200-5361
Rohit Kumar Jaiswal

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The present paper reports recent sightings of Drupadia scaeva cyara (Hewitson, 1878) for the first time in Arunachal Pradesh. It was previously known from Darjeeling and Sikkim. This current record confirms its distribution from Arunachal Pradesh and adds a species record to the existing butterfly fauna of India after 83 years.

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Das, G.N., Gayen, S. and Jaiswal, R.K. 2018. A record of Blue Posy Drupadia scaeva cyara (Hewitson, 1878) (Lycaenidae: Theclinae: Theclini) from Dibang Valley, Arunachal Pradesh, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa. 10, 2 (Feb. 2018), 11348–11350. DOI:https://doi.org/10.11609/jott.3381.10.2.11348-11350.
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Gaurab Nandi Das, Himalayan Jr. Project Fellow Zoological Survey of India Prani Vigyan Bhawan M-Block, New Alipore Kolkata-700053

Wildlife Biology

Subrata Gayen, Himalayan Jr. Project Fellow Zoological Survey of India Prani Vigyan Bhawan M-Block, New Alipore Kolkata-700053

Lepidoptera

Rohit Kumar Jaiswal, Himalayan Jr. Project Fellow Zoological Survey of India Prani Vigyan Bhawan M-Block, New Alipore Kolkata-700053

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