NOTES ON BUTTERFLIES FROM THE NAGA HILLS.
Major H. C. Tytler, 17th Infantry.
(With Plate A.)
The only account of butterflies from the Naga Hills, as far as I
am aware, is that by Mr. H. J. Elwes, P. Z. S., 1891, p. 249, and
1892, p. 647 ; in these notes Mr. Elwes gives a list of the rarer and
more interesting butterflies collected in the years 1889 and 1890
by Mr. Doherty in the Naga and Karen Hills and in Perak and
also a few in the Assam valle3^
In these notes I have included all the commoner butterflies most
of which were probably taken by Mr. Doherty, but not mentioned
by Mr. Elwes, and also a few not found by him ; this is by no
means a complete list and no doubt many other forms will turn up
especially amongst the Lycgenidae and Hesperiidee.
As far as possible I have given exact dates, localities and
altitudes where the insects were captured and hope this will assist
future collectors when working these interesting hills.
Since Mr. Doherty visited these hills the Assam Bengal Railway
has been built and passes Avithin a march of Nichuguard on the
frontier, and so access to these hills is now very much easier.
The area collected over by myself and my collectors consists of