Occurrence of the Little Known Dubious Five-Ring Ypthima parasakra Eliot in Garhwal Himalaya


  • Arun Pratap Singh Entomology Branch, Forest Protection Division, Forest Research Institute (ICFRE), P.O. New Forest, Dehradun 248006, Uttarakhand
  • Tribhuwan Singh Entomology Branch, Forest Protection Division, Forest Research Institute (ICFRE), P.O. New Forest, Dehradun 248006, Uttarakhand




Satyrinae, Ypthima, male genitalia, uncus, valva, blue pine, temperate forest, Uttarkashi, Western Himalaya


A survey carried out from Sankri village to Har-ki-Doon valley in Uttarkashi district, Uttarakhand revealed the occurrence of dubious five ring Ypthima parasakra Eliot (1987). The identity of the species was confirmed on examination of its male genitalia and its comparison with its congener, the Himalayan five-ring Y. sakra Moore (1958). This is the first site specific record of this little-known species from the Garhwal region of Uttarakhand, Western Himalaya, which is otherwise known from Central and Eastern Himalaya, in India. A brief account on the habitat of the species is given.


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Singh, A. P., & Singh, T. (2023). Occurrence of the Little Known Dubious Five-Ring <i>Ypthima parasakra</i> Eliot in Garhwal Himalaya. Indian Journal of Entomology, 85(3), 765–766. https://doi.org/10.55446/IJE.2022.169



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