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Abrota (butterfly)

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Abrota is a monotypic butterfly genus in the family Nymphalidae. Its only species is Abrota ganga, the sergeant-major.[1]

Range

It is found in Sikkim, Bhutan, Abor Hills, Naga Hills, Burma, western China (Sichuan, Yunnan), Taiwan, Guangdong and Shanxi.[2][1]

In 1932 William Harry Evans described the species as not rare.[2]

Description

The sergeant-major is 70 to 90 mm in wingspan.[2]

The male sergeant-major is tawny with dark bands. The upper hindwing has four bands, of which the central two are well-separated in the wet-season form and nearly united in the dry-season form.[2]

The female is dark brown with dusky tawny bands. The upper forewing has a streak in the cell with a spot beyond while the upper hindwing has two tawny bands.[2]

Subspecies

  • Abrota ganga ganga (Bhutan, Sikkim, Assam, Burma, Metok)
  • Abrota ganga formosana Fruhstorfer, 1909 (Taiwan)
  • Abrota ganga flavina Mell, 1923 (China: Guangdong)
  • Abrota ganga pratti Leech, 1891 (western China: Sichuan, Yunnan)
  • Abrota ganga riubaensis Yoshino, 1997 (China: Shaanxi)

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "Abrota Moore, 1857" at Markku Savela's Lepidoptera and Some Other Life Forms
  2. ^ a b c d e Evans, W.H. (1932). The Identification of Indian Butterflies (2nd ed.). Mumbai, India: Bombay Natural History Society. p. 159, spp F23.
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Abrota (butterfly): Brief Summary

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Abrota is a monotypic butterfly genus in the family Nymphalidae. Its only species is Abrota ganga, the sergeant-major.

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