A second report on butterflies (Lepidoptera) from Ladakh Union Territory and Lahaul, Himachal Pradesh, India

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Sanjay Sondhi
http://orcid.org/0000-0002-3970-6858
Balakrishnan Valappil
https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8243-5320
Vidya Venkatesh
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7859-0747

Abstract

Additional butterfly records and natural history observations are reported from a two-week survey of butterflies in Ladakh and Lahaul in the inner Himalaya in Ladakh Union Territory, and Himachal Pradesh in August 2018.  These records follow an earlier report from a two-week survey in June–July 2016, and reports 10 species not sighted during the previous survey.  Observations on early stages of Pieris deota, Aglais ladakensis, and Papilio machaon ladakensis are reported, as well as a mass emergence of Parnassius epaphus


 

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Sondhi, S., Valappil, B. and Venkatesh, V. 2020. A second report on butterflies (Lepidoptera) from Ladakh Union Territory and Lahaul, Himachal Pradesh, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa. 12, 8 (May 2020), 15817–15827. DOI:https://doi.org/10.11609/jott.5606.12.8.15817-15827.
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Sanjay Sondhi, Titli Trust, 49 Rajpur Road Enclave, Dhoran Khas, near IT Park, P.O. Gujrada, Dehradun, Uttarakhand 248001, India.

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