A new high elevation record of Carterocephalus avanti (De Niceville 1886) (Hesperioidea: Hesperiidae) from Nepal
Bimal Raj Shrestha, Kiran Thapa Magar, Min Bahadur Gurung, Prakash Gaudel, Rajan KC, Arjun Thapa
Carterocephalus avanti (De Niceville 1886), a rare Hesperiidae Himalayan butterfly found distributed only in four districts (Mustang, Manang, Humla and Solukhumbu) of Nepal. A very limited information is available on this species from Nepal. We collected detail evidences of habitat types, behavior and occurrence record of geographic parameter from this study. This study confirmed that C. avanti has been recorded at the new highest elevation of 4231 m (Lat. 28˚40̍48.04̎ N and Long.83˚54̍37̎ E) and hence noticed the high elevation range extension of this species in Nepal.