Lexias spp. – Archduke
Subspecies in India:
Three species of Archdukes occur in India: Great Archduke (Lexias cyanipardus), Dark Archduke (Lexias dirtea), and Yellow-tipped Archduke (Lexias pardalis). Of these, the first two are best distinguished from their underside: Great Archduke (Lexias cyanipardus) has a metallic olive-green underside, whereas Dark Archduke (Lexias dirtea) has a chestnut-red or pale ochreous underside. Images published on this page have not been verified up to the species level if relevant views are not available to confirm species-level identifications.
Cite this page along with its URL as:
Anonymous. 2021. Lexias spp. – Archduke. Kunte, K., S. Sondhi, and P. Roy (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 3.17. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.