Taxonomic review of the tribe Nymphalini (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae: Nymphalinae) from western Himalaya, India with special emphasis on external genitalic attributes
Taxonomic review for 11 species referable to six genera under the tribe Nymphalini has been presented. Taxonomic characterization, and elucidation of external genitalic attributes, has been done for five species namely, Nymphalis xanthomelas (Esper), Polygonia c-album (Linnaeus), Kaniska canace (Linnaeus), Symbrenthia lilaea (Hewitson) and Symbrenthia hypselis (Godart) from western Himalaya, India. Along with that, distribution and taxonomic remarks on species Symbrenthia niphanda Moore and Symbrenthia brabira Moore, and species under genera Aglais Dalman and Vanessa Fabricius from the western Himalaya has been discussed from the older literature. Major gaps in the taxonomic history of the tribe Nymphalini has been mentioned in the concluding remarks.