Taxonomic review of the tribe Nymphalini (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae: Nymphalinae) from western Himalaya, India with special emphasis on external genitalic attributes

  • Deepika Mehra
  • Jagbir Singh Kirti
  • Avtar Kaur Sidhu

Abstract

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.

Author Biographies

Deepika Mehra

Department of Zoology and Environmental Sciences, Punjabi University, Patiala 147 002, Punjab, India

Jagbir Singh Kirti

Department of Zoology and Environmental Sciences, Punjabi University, Patiala 147 002, Punjab, India

Avtar Kaur Sidhu

Zoological Survey of India (HARC), Saproon, Solan, H.P., India

Published
2018-12-31
How to Cite
Mehra, D., Kirti, J. S., & Sidhu, A. K. (2018). Taxonomic review of the tribe Nymphalini (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae: Nymphalinae) from western Himalaya, India with special emphasis on external genitalic attributes. ENTOMON, 43(4), 237-256. https://doi.org/10.33307/entomon.v43i4.404
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