Notes on the hairstreak butterflies Euaspa Moore, 1884 (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae) with new distribution records to the Indian eastern Himalaya

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Gaurab Nandi Das
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4722-3100
Subrata Gayen
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0200-5361
Motoki Saito
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0986-5743
Kailash Chandra
https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9076-5442

Abstract

The genus Euaspa Moore, 1884 (Lycaenidae: Theclinae: Theclini) of Zephyrus Hairstreak butterflies is represented by 14 species worldwide.  Among these, four species were recorded from the Indian mainland.  In this paper, E. motokii Koiwaya, 2002, previously known only from the Kachin State of Myanmar, is reported for the first time from Arunachal Pradesh in India.  Also, E. mikamii Koiwaya, 2002 is recorded for the second time from India since the collection of the holotype in 1991 from the eastern Himalaya. 

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Das, G.N., Gayen, S., Saito, M. and Chandra, K. 2019. Notes on the hairstreak butterflies Euaspa Moore, 1884 (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae) with new distribution records to the Indian eastern Himalaya. Journal of Threatened Taxa. 11, 9 (Jul. 2019), 14238–14241. DOI:https://doi.org/10.11609/jott.4873.11.9.14238-14241.
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Gaurab Nandi Das, Zoological Survey of India, Prani Vigyan Bhawan, M-Block, New Alipore, Kolkata, West Bengal 700053, India.

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