This species is known from Kurichiyarmala in the Wayanad Plateau, Wayanad district, state of Kerala (between 800 and 1,500 m asl) (Biju and Bossuyt 2009); from Kemmanagundi (218 km away from Kurichiyarmala at 1,434 m asl within the Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary) (Dinesh et al. 2010); and from Galibeedu (1,100 m asl, 12 km north of Madikeri, Coorg district) (A. Goel pers. comm. March 2010), Honey Valley Estate (1,200 m asl, Coorg district), and Talakaveri (1,000 m asl), in Coorg (K.P. Dinesh pers. comm. June 2011), all in Karnataka state, India. Its extent of occurrence (EOO) is estimated to be approximately 7,204 km² and it is presumed to occur in other regions of the Western Ghats (S.D. Biju pers. comm. September 2010). Despite this species being known from five geographical localities, these are identified as three threat-defined locations.