Friday, 7 February 2014

Vanessa indica (Indian Red Admiral) - Sikkim Butterfly

Scientific classification

Kingdom:             Animalia
Phylum:               Arthropoda
Class:                    Insecta
Order:                  Lepidoptera
Family:                 Nymphalidae
Genus:                  Vanessa
Species:                 V. indica
Binomial name:    Vanessa indica (Herbst, 1794)

Other Names:  Asian Admiral in the United States and the Indian Red Admiral

Special feature:  V. indica is found in the higher altitude regions (above 2000 feet) of India. (Wikipedia)

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