Published July 21, 2023 | Version v1
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Rediscovery of Lethe tristigmata Elwes, 1887 (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae: Satyrinae)

  • 1. Nature Mates – Nature Club, 6/7, Bijoygarh, Jadavpur, Kolkata: 700032, India
  • 2. National Centre for Biological Sciences, TIFR, GKVK, Bellary Road, Bangalore 560065, India


Lethe tristigmata Elwes, 1887 is a rare and endemic butterfly belonging to the family Nymphalidae, subfamily Satyrinae, and has a very restricted global distribution. This species was first described as well as last reported from India in late 19th century. Our article reports the rediscovery of L. tristigmata after more than 121 years from Neora Valley National Park situated in Kalimpong District, West Bengal, India and also provides the first photographic evidence of a live individual of this species.


Baidya et al 2023 ZN 26 Leta.pdf

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