A new locality record of the rare Anomalous Nawab Polyura agrarius (Swinhoe, 1887) (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae: Charaxinae) from central India

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Deepika Mehra
Jagatjot Singh Flora
Vivek Sharma


Polyura agrarius (Swinhoe, 1887), known as the Anomalous Nawab, is a wide-ranging but localized and rare species in India; there are only a handful records from central India.  The only specimen-based record of this species from Madhya Pradesh, India is by Charles Swinhoe in 1886, which is the basis of its original description.  This paper reports a new locality record for Polyura agrarius from Jabalpur, central India along with a review of earlier records from the region. 

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Deepika Mehra, Punjabi University, Patiala

Department of Zoology and Environmental Sciences, Punjabi University, Patiala. 

PhD scholar (SRF)

Jagatjot Singh Flora, None

Independent researcher

Vivek Sharma, Government Model Science College, Department of Zoology, Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh, 482003, India

Department of Zoology, Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh


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