Monday, 24 November 2014

Aglais kaschmirensis (Indian Tortoiseshell) - Sikkim Butterfly

Aglais kaschmirensis (Indian Tortoiseshell)

Place : Chisopani, Singtam, East Sikkim,
Date:November 24, 2014
Pic: Shital Pradhan
Aglais kaschmirensis (Indian Tortoiseshell)

Place : Chisopani, Singtam, East Sikkim,
Date:December 14, 2014
Pic: Shital Pradhan


Scientific classification

Kingdom:             Animalia
Phylum:               Arthropoda
Class:                    Insecta
Order:                  Lepidoptera
Family:                 Nymphalidae
Genus:                  Aglais
Species:                 A. caschmirensis
Binomial name:    Aglais caschmirensis (Kollar, 1848)

Other Names: Indian Tortoiseshell

Special feature:  There are 3 species found in Himalaya.

Aglais caschmirensis are found across the foothills of the Himalaya from Kashmir to Sikkim, Bhutan and Tibet.

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