Bibasis harisa

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Description:
Bibasis harisa, or the Orange Awlet (a name also used for Bibasis jaina), is a species of hesperid found in Asia. The butterfly has been reassigned to genus Burara vide Vane-Wright and de Jong (2003) and is now known as Burara harisa.Vane-Wright and de Jong (2003) (see TOL web pages on and in the ) state that Bibasis contains just three diurnal species, the crepuscular remainder having been removed to Burara. The species now shifted to Burara are morphologically and behaviorally distinct from Bibasis, within which many authors have formerly included them.

Range

The Orange Awlet is found in India, Myanmar, Malaysia, Java, Singapore and North Vietnam.

In India, the butterfly is found along the Himalayas from Sikkim to Assam and eastwards to South Myanmar. It also has been recorded from the Andaman islands.

The type locality is Bengal.

Status

'Rare' in South India and 'Not Rare' in the Himalayas.

Description

See glossary for terms used.


The butterfly has a wingspan of 45 to 55 mm.

Watson (1891)...
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