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Faunis eumeus

The Large Faun, Faunis eumeus (Drury, 1773)[1] is a butterfly found in South and South East Asia that belongs to the Morphinae sub family of the Brush-footed butterflies family.

The assama subspecies of the Large Faun Faunis eumeus assama is now considered to be a separate species Faunis assama (Westwood, 1858).[1][2]

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Distribution

The Assam Faun ranges from Assam to North Myanmar, the Shan States, Indo China, southern Yunnan, South China and Hong Kong.[1]

Description

Upperside of males and females: forewing maroon, with a very broad, oblique, preapical, somewhat diffuse, bright ochraceous band extending from costa to termen and along latter almost to the tornus; this band broader in the female than in the male. Hindwing brown, shading to dark maroon anteriorly. Underside maroon-brown; apex of fore wing broadly paler, dorsal margin of same dull brown; subbasal, discal and postdiscal dark, sinuous, continuous lines crossing both wings ; between the latter two a series of prominent round white spots, five or six on the fore wing (straight in the male, slightly incurved in the female ), six or seven on the hind wing, arched in both sexes. Antennae, head, thorax and abdomen brown.[3]

Status

The subspecies incerta from the Shan states is reported by Evans as Very Rare.[2]

Cited references

  1. ^ a b c Marrku Savela's Website on Lepidoptera Page on Faunis genus.
  2. ^ a b Evans, W.H. (1932) The Identification of Indian Butterflies, pg 131.
  3. ^ Bingham, C. T. (1905) Fauna of British India. Butterflies. Vol. 1. (Under Clerome eumeus)

References

  • Evans, W.H. (1932) The Identification of Indian Butterflies. (2nd Ed). Bombay Natural History Society, Mumbai, India.
  • Haribal, Meena (1992) Butterflies of Sikkim Himalaya and their Natural History. Sikkim Nature Conservation Foundation. Gangtok, Sikkim.
  • Marrku Savela's Website on Lepidoptera [1].
  • Wynter-Blyth, M.A. (1957) Butterflies of the Indian Region. Bombay Natural History Society, Mumbai, India.

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