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Common nawab

Polyura athamas


Polyura athamas, the common nawab, is a species of fast-flying canopy butterfly found in tropical Asia. It belongs to the Charaxinae in the brush-footed butterfly family.


It occurs in the Himalayas from Kashmir to Sikkim, the hills of central India and the Eastern Ghats, the Western Ghats and southern India, Sri Lanka, Assam, Cachar, and via Myanmar, Cambodia and the Tenasserim Hills far into Indonesia. In August 2016 a specimen was spotted and caught in Palawan, Philippines.

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1 Comment

SukanyaDatta a year ago

Hello kannan2 ,
Welcome to Project Noah. This is a site dedicated to wildlife; so you can share photos that you have taken of wildlife and engage with the PN community. Please do not take photos from the Internet or from others without permission.
You have a nice first spotting. In the Habitat box please write where YOU saw it.
Enjoy the site. Keep posting. Have fun. See you around.

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Sankuru, Congo (Kinshasa)

Spotted on Feb 13, 2020
Submitted on Feb 14, 2020

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