Additional record of the poorly known Argus Paralasa nepalica (Paulus, 1983) (Insecta: Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae) in Nepal

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Sanej Prasad Suwal
Krishna Dev Hengaju
Naresh Kusi


The Nepal Argus Paralasa nepalica is poorly known in Nepal.  There are only three records of the species so far, near the Nepal-China border.  This photographic record, obtained about 166km north-west from Dolpa and 68.7km north-east from Chya lekh, Darchula, provides the fourth record and also extends the national distribution of the species further north-west towards Humla District.  The photograph, presented herein, is probably the first of this species in its natural habitat.  Our observation of the species from a wide valley calls for further research to better understand the habitat and ecology of the species. 

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Sanej Prasad Suwal, Khwopa College, Department of Environmental Science, Bhaktapur, 44800, Nepal.

Environmental Science

Krishna Dev Hengaju, IUCN Nepal, Kupondole Rd 162, Lalitpur, 44700, Nepal; & Amrit Science Campus, Department of Environmental Science, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, 44600, Nepal

Environment Science, Lecturer

Naresh Kusi, Resources Himalaya Foundation, Naya Bato, Sanepa,  Lalitpur, 44700, Nepal.



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