Confirmation, distribution and updated status of Tarucus venosus Moore, 1882 in Bangladesh.
Md Kawsar Khan and Amit Kumer Neogi
The butterflies of Bangladesh are not well documented. Till now 300 butterfly species have been recorded, however it is predicted that Bangladesh contains 200-250 undiscovered butterflies. In current research, we are documenting the confirmatory presence of Tarucus venosus and its distribution in Bangladesh. From our several excursions in the diverse regions of Bangladesh, we have recorded the presence of T. venosus from Gazipur, Manikgonj, Dhaka, Mymensingh, Narsingdi, Rajshahi and Sylhet at different times of the year. Moreover the butterfly was found to be mating and also collecting nectar from different available flowering plants of Bangladesh. All these findings strongly confirm the presence and wide-ranging distribution of T. venosus in Bangladesh.
Fig. 1: Ventral (a) and dorsal (B) and view of T. venosus