Additional record of the poorly known Argus Paralasa nepalica (Paulus, 1983) (Insecta: Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae) in Nepal

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Sanej Prasad Suwal
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5370-2087
Krishna Dev Hengaju
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7994-085X
Naresh Kusi
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3485-8959

Abstract

The Nepal Argus Paralasa nepalica is poorly known in Nepal.  There are only three records of the species so far, near the Nepal-China border.  This photographic record, obtained about 166km north-west from Dolpa and 68.7km north-east from Chya lekh, Darchula, provides the fourth record and also extends the national distribution of the species further north-west towards Humla District.  The photograph, presented herein, is probably the first of this species in its natural habitat.  Our observation of the species from a wide valley calls for further research to better understand the habitat and ecology of the species. 

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Suwal, S.P., Hengaju, K.D. and Kusi, N. 2019. Additional record of the poorly known Argus Paralasa nepalica (Paulus, 1983) (Insecta: Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae) in Nepal. Journal of Threatened Taxa. 11, 1 (Jan. 2019), 13173–13174. DOI:https://doi.org/10.11609/jott.3814.11.1.13173-13174.
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Sanej Prasad Suwal, Khwopa College, Department of Environmental Science, Bhaktapur, 44800, Nepal.

Environmental Science

Krishna Dev Hengaju, IUCN Nepal, Kupondole Rd 162, Lalitpur, 44700, Nepal; & Amrit Science Campus, Department of Environmental Science, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, 44600, Nepal

Environment Science, Lecturer

Naresh Kusi, Resources Himalaya Foundation, Naya Bato, Sanepa,  Lalitpur, 44700, Nepal.

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