Khaki Silverline Butterfly: A New Record for Bhutan

With the addition of Khaki Silverline (Cigaritis rukmini), total number of butterfly species recorded in Bhutan is 728. Mr. Kado Rinchen, a senior forestkhaki-silverlineer of Jigme Singye Wangchuck National Park spotted the butterfly on 1st October, 2016 at Tongtophey, Trongsa.

Mr. Karma Wangdi, a research assistant of the Ugyen Wangchuck Institute for Conservation and Environment has confirmed it as a new record for Bhutan in the family of Lycaenidae (Blues). According to Karma Wangdi, with the addition of this new record, Bhutan now has 174 species of Lycaenidae.

 Common Name  Khaki Silverline
 Scientific Name  Cigaritis rukmini
 Genus  Cigaritis Syn. Spindasis
 Species  rukmini
 Status  Rare
 Site  Tongtophey, Langthel Park Range, JSWNP
 Date  1st October, 2016
 Elevation  1016 masl

-Submitted by: UWICE

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