Rahul Sharma

Ancema ctesia

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Kingdom  Animalia
Family  Lycaenidae
Scientific name  Dacalana ctesia
Rank  Species
Class  Insecta
Genus  Ancema
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Butterflies and moths
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Similar  Mahathala ameria, Sinthusa, Artipe, Horaga onyx, Catapaecilma

Ancema ctesia, the bi-spot royal, is a species of blue butterfly (Lycaenidae) found in Pakistan and India.

The larvae feed on Viscum articulatum.

Subspecies

The following subspecies are recognised:

  • Ancema ctesia ctesia (Sikkim, Assam, Thailand, Peninsular Malaya, possibly Bhutan and Burma)
  • Ancema ctesia agalla (Fruhstorfer, 1912) (Thailand, Laos, southern Yunnan, Sichuan)
  • Ancema ctesia cakravasti (Fruhstorfer, 1909) (Taiwan)
  • References

    Ancema ctesia Wikipedia


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