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Common Name : Lesser Punch


Lesser Punch


Scientific Name : Dodona dipoea (Hewitson)
Family : LYCAENIDAE
Wingspan : 35 - 45 mm
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
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