Thoressa evershedi, the Evershed's ace,is a butterfly belonging to the family Hesperiidae.W. H. Evans described it from Palni Hills in 1910 and named it after Evershed as he was the first person to collect it.
Butterflies are insects in the macrolepidopteran clade Rhopalocera from the order Lepidoptera, which also includes moths. Adult butterflies have large, often brightly coloured wings, and conspicuous, fluttering flight. The group comprises the large superfamily Papilionoidea, which contains at least one former group, the skippers and the most recent analyses suggest it also contains the moth-butterflies. Butterfly fossils date to the Paleocene, which was about 56 million years ago.
Brigadier William Harry Evans CSI CIE DSO was a lepidopterist and British Army officer who served in India. He documented the butterfly fauna of India, Burma and Ceylon in a series of articles in the Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society. Brigadier Evans was especially interested in the taxonomy and systematics of the butterfly families Lycaenidae and Hesperiidae an example being his A revision of the Arhopala group of Oriental Lycaenidae Bull. British Mus. , Ent., vol. 5: pp. 85–141 (1957).
John Evershed CIE FRS FRAS was an English astronomer. He was the first to observe radial motions in sunspots, a phenomenon known as the Evershed effect.
Male. Upperside blackish-brown, much the same colour as in H. sitala. Forewing with the spots similarly placed, but a little smaller. Cilia grey, with brown patches. Hindwing without markings, uniformly coloured. Cilia grey, without the patches. Underside. Forewing paler brown, the costal and apical areas suffused with ochreous-red, the spots as on the upperside. Hindwing ochreous-red, the abdominal half of the wing and the costa (narrowly) suffused with brown, the outer margin with a brownish macular band and with indications of some brownish discal spots. Antennae black, ringed with white, apical half of club orange-red, the lower half of the club on the underside and part of the shaft white; palpi with black and white hairs pectus with grey hairs; head and body above and below concolorous with the wings.
The butterfly occurs in Tamilnadu and Kerala .
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