Rediscovery of the rare Desert Grizzled Skipper Spialia doris evanida Butler, 1880 (Hesperiidae: Pyrginae) from the Thar Desert, Rajasthan, India

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Shyam Sundar Meena
Anil Tripathi
Vijay Kumar Koli
M. Akram Awan


The Desert Grizzled Skipper Spialia doris, a rare butterfly to the Indian subcontinent, prefers an arid and rocky environment.  In this manuscript we report the rediscovery of this species from the Thar Desert, Rajasthan, India after 67 years with a note about its habitat.

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