Thursday, February 6, 2014

The Golden Emperor

The Golden Emperor (Dilipa morgiana) is a species of butterfly of the Nymphalidae family. It is found in India (Arunchal Pradesh, Assam, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Nagaland, Sikkim, Uttaranchal), Nepal, northern Myanmar and Vietnam. The wingspan is 70-82 mm. Adults are rich golden brown with a golden yellow medial and post-discal band. There are three generations per year, with adults on wing in March, June and from August to October.

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