Lethe elwesi (Moore, 1892)

Das, Gaurab Nandi, Lang, Song-Yun, Singh, Navneet & Chandra, Kailash, 2020, Taxonomic notes on the jalaurida-subgroup of the genus Lethe (Lepidoptera Nymphalidae, Satyrinae), Zootaxa 4789 (1), pp. 281-290: 283-284

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https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4789.1.11

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Lethe elwesi (Moore, 1892)
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3. Lethe elwesi (Moore, 1892)  

( Fig. 3 View FIGURES 1–3 )

Zophoessa elwesi Moore, 1892   . Lep. Ind. 1: 298, pl. 92: 3, ♂, type locality: E. Himalayas; Sikkim; Bhotan.

Zophoessa jalaurida: Elwes   (nec de Nicéville), 1888. Trans. Ent. Soc. London 1888: 320, pl. VIII: 4; Seitz (nec de Nicéville), 1907. Macrolepid. World 1: 87, pl. 32: c.

Lethe elwesi: de Nicéville, 1894   . Sikk. Gaz. 1894: 125; Lang & Bozano, 2015. Zootaxa 4058 (1): 130, figs. 9, 10.

Lethe jalaurida elwesi: Fruhstorfer in Seitz, 1911   . Macrolepid. World 9: 313; Evans, 1912. J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc. 21 (2): 567; Talbot, [1949]. Fauna Brit. India, Butt. 2: 183; D’Abrera, 1985. Butt. Orient. 2: 416.

Lethe jalaurida var. elwesi: Gaede in Strand, 1931   . Lep. Cat. 43: 296.

Materials examined. INDIA: 1 ♂, Sikhim / 4035 Coll. Nicév. / 4746—H9 ( ZSI)   ; BHUTAN: Photo, 1 ♂, Jakar , Bumthang trek, W of Phephe La, 2700 m, 4.VI.2008 leg. G. C. Bozano ( GCB)   .

Diagnosis. 1) Dorsal forewing discal area in spaces 1b, 2, 3 has male brands, they are not so distinct as those in Lethe atkinsonia   (only L. elwesi   and L. atkinsonia   in this subgroup have visible male brands); 2) ventral side pale markings and stripes are yellowish white on forewing and white on hindwing; 3) uncus is heavily bent downwards near the apex; 4) valva apex is evenly serrated; 5) aedeagus is without a dorsal ridge.

Distribution. C & E Nepal, India (northern West Bengal, Sikkim), Bhutan.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Lepidoptera

Family

Nymphalidae

Genus

Lethe

Loc

Lethe elwesi (Moore, 1892)

Das, Gaurab Nandi, Lang, Song-Yun, Singh, Navneet & Chandra, Kailash 2020
2020
Loc

Lethe jalaurida var. elwesi:

Gaede in Strand 1931
1931
Loc

Lethe jalaurida elwesi:

Fruhstorfer in Seitz 1911
1911