Subspecies in India
(1) Psolos fuligo subfasciatus (Moore, 1878) – Indian Dusky Partwing
Indian butterfly books mention this species with its old English name, the Coon, which should be changed because it is racially offensive. We propose an alternative English name for this species – Dusky Partwing – based on its dark coloration and the fact that the forewing tips in this species are curved outward, and therefore the forewings remain parted at the tips when the butterfly is at rest (see image ai539).
Photo Gallery and Species Biology
This species is legally protected in India under Schedule II of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972.
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|Dadra & Nagar Haveli UT|
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Nitin, R., V. C. Balakrishnan, P. V. Churi, S. Kalesh, S. Prakash, and K. Kunte. 2018. Larval host plants of the butterflies of the Western Ghats, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa, 10:11495–11550.
For the complete list of larval host plants of Indian butterflies, see the page on larval host plants.
Saji K. 2023. Psolos fuligo (Mabille, 1876) – Dusky Partwing. In Kunte, K., S. Sondhi, and P. Roy (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 4.12. Published by the Indian Foundation for Butterflies. URL: https://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/psolos-fuligo, accessed 2023/11/28.