Parantica agleoides

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Dark glassy tiger
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Open wings
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae
Genus: Parantica
Species: P. agleoides
Binomial name
Parantica agleoides
(Felder & Felder, 1860)

Parantica agleoides, the dark glassy tiger, is a butterfly found in India that belongs to the crows and tigers, that is, the danaid group of the brush-footed butterflies family.


Like Parantica aglea, but differs structurally in vein 11 of forewing not being anastomosed with 12; the semihyaline streaks and spots on both forewing and hindwing are shorter and narrower, especially on the latter, where a larger area of black margin beyond the streaks is shown than in P. aglea; the short slender streak between the apices of the two cellular streaks on the hindwing is longer and always free, never joined on either to the upper or to the lower streak. On the underside the ground colour is of a browner tint than in aglea. Male sex-mark in form 2.[1]



North-eastern India, Burma and Indomalaya until Java.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Bingham, C.T. (1905). The Fauna of British India, Including Ceylon and Burma Butterflies. 1 (1st ed.). London: Taylor and Francis, Ltd.