Lesser Punch


  • Common Name : Lesser Punch
  • Scientific Name : Dodona dipoea (Hewitson)
  • Family : LYCAENIDAE
  • Wingspan : 35-45mm
  • Colour : UP brown, with buff spots on UPF. UPH markings obscure. HW has tornal lobe, but no tail.
  • Habit : Weak flier compared to other Punches, often settles down after a brief sortie. Flies between 1800 and 3000m. Visits damp patches. Recorded from Sinchal WLS, Darjeeling.
  • Larval Host Plants : Plants of Graminae family
  • Location : Himalayan West Bengal