A New locality record of the Lofty bath white butterfly Pontia callidice (Hübner, 1800) in Nepal

  • Sanej Suwal Nature Conservation and Research Center, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Krishna Dev Hengaju IUCN Nepal, Lalitpur, Nepal
  • Naresh Kusi Resources Himalaya Foundation, Sanepa, Lalitpur, Nepal
Keywords: Distribution, Pieridae, Pontia callidice, Trans-Himalaya, Upper Humla

Abstract

Lofty bath white Pontia callidice is a little-known butterfly of Nepal, reported only from Darchula district, Far Western Nepal. We recorded the new distribution eastward of this species 166 km N-E far from its previous range in Talung and Gyaukhola Valley of Upper Humla in July 2017 at elevations between 4400 to 4829 m above sea level. This is also the highest elevation record of this species. 

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Published
2021-12-31
How to Cite
SuwalS., HengajuK. D., & KusiN. (2021). A New locality record of the Lofty bath white butterfly Pontia callidice (Hübner, 1800) in Nepal. Nepalese Journal of Zoology , 5(2), 90-93. https://doi.org/10.3126/njz.v5i2.42037
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