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Cheritra freja

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Cheritra freja, the common imperial,[1][2][3] is a small butterfly found in India,[1] Myanmar, Malaysia and Sri Lanka[4] that belongs to the gossamer-winged butterflies family (Lycaenidae).[2][3]

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In West Bengal, India

Subspecies

The subspecies of Cheritra freja are-[1][2][3]

  • Cheritra freja freja - Myanmar, Thailand
  • Cheritra freja butleri Cowan, 1965 – south India
  • Cheritra freja evansi Cowan, 1965 – northeast India, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam
  • Cheritra freja fracta Cowan, 1967 – Bangka
  • Cheritra freja frigga Fruhstorfer, 1912 – peninsular Malaya, Singapore, Sumatra
  • Cheritra freja jafra (Godart, [1824]) – Java, Bali
  • Cheritra freja pallida (Druce, 1873) – Borneo, Pulau Laut
  • Cheritra freja pseudojafra Moore, [1881] – Sri Lanka
  • Cheritra freja sabanga Toxopeus, 1929 – Pulau Weh

Description

The butterfly has a brown upperside with white bands. The hindwings consist of a tail. It is coloured from pale yellow to white on the lower side with black margins.[5]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c R.K., Varshney; Smetacek, Peter (2015). A Synoptic Catalogue of the Butterflies of India. New Delhi: Butterfly Research Centre, Bhimtal & Indinov Publishing, New Delhi. p. 113. doi:10.13140/RG.2.1.3966.2164. ISBN 978-81-929826-4-9.
  2. ^ a b c Savela, Markku. "Cheritra freja (Fabricius, 1793)". Lepidoptera and Some Other Life Forms. Retrieved June 30, 2018.
  3. ^ a b c "Cheritra freja Fabricius, 1793 – Common Imperial". Retrieved 27 August 2017.
  4. ^ W. Ormiston (1924). The butterflies of Ceylon. Asian Educational Services. p. 77. Retrieved 2011-10-05.
  5. ^ Kehimkar, Isaac (2008). The Book of Indian Butterflies. BNHS. p. 225.
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Cheritra freja: Brief Summary

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Cheritra freja, the common imperial, is a small butterfly found in India, Myanmar, Malaysia and Sri Lanka that belongs to the gossamer-winged butterflies family (Lycaenidae).

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