Thaumantis diores

Thaumantis diores

name = Jungle Glory

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regnum = Animalia
phylum = Arthropoda
classis = Insecta
ordo = Lepidoptera
superfamilia = Papilionoidea
familia = Nymphalidae
subfamilia = Morphinae
genus = "Thaumantis"
species = "T. diores"
binomial = "Thaumantis diores"
binomial_authority = DoubleDay, 1845

The Jungle Glory "Thaumantis diores" DoubleDay, 1845Marrku Savela's Website on Lepidoptera [ Page on "Thaumantis" genus.] ] is a butterfly found in South Asia that belongs to the Morphinae sub family of the Brush-footed butterflies family.


The Jungle Glory ranges from Sikkim to Myanmar. A subspecies is found in Taiwan and it is suspected that the butterfly occurs in NorthThailand and North Vietnam as well. Evans, W.H. (1932) The Identification of Indian Butterflies, pg 132-133.] Wynter-Blyth, M.A. (1957) Butterflies of the Indian Region, pg 134.]


Evans reports the butterfly as Not Rare in its Indian range while Wynter-Blyth reports it as Not Common.


:"See glossary for terms used"Males and females have the upperside dusky brown; forewing with a broad beautifully iridescent blue discal band from below vein 8 to dorsum, extending posteriorly towards the base of the wing, outwardly suffused with a brilliant silvery gloss. Hind wing with a median, similar, somewhat rounded patch, the outward silvery gloss very brilliant, in fresh specimens the blue spreading towards the base of the wings. Underside rich silky brown, terminal margins of the wings broadly paler, sprinkled with lilacine scales near an inward well-denned very pale brownish-yellow sinuous line; the basal five-sixths of the wings darkening perceptibly outwards. Fore wing with two pairs of transverse sinuous dark narrow bands across cell, followed by an oblique discal similar band, from costa to interspace 1. Hind wing with two similar transverse bands divergent posteriorly, an oval yellowish-white spot in interspaces 2 and 6 respectively and a dark tornal spot; the spot in interspace 2 shaded with brown. Antennae red; head, thorax and abdomen brown. Male secondary sex-mark a small erectile tuft of hair, not covering apparently any specialized scales, near the base of the subcostal vein on the upperside of the hind wing. [Bingham, C. T. (1905) Fauna of British India. Butterflies. Vol 1.]

Cited references


* Evans, W.H. (1932) The Identification of Indian Butterflies. (2nd Ed). Bombay Natural History Society, Mumbai, India.
* Haribal, Meena (1992) Butterflies of Sikkim Himalaya and their Natural History. Sikkim Nature Conservation Foundation. Gangtok, Sikkim.
* Marrku Savela's Website on Lepidoptera [] .
* Wynter-Blyth, M.A. (1957) Butterflies of the Indian Region. Bombay Natural History Society, Mumbai, India.

ee also

*List of butterflies of India
*List of butterflies of India (Morphinae)
*List of butterflies of India (Nymphalidae)

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