Aeromachus pygmaeus (Fabricius, 1775) - Pygmy Scrub Hopper

Subspecies in India

No subspecies are listed under this species.

Conservation and Special status

This species is not legally protected in India under any schedules of WildLife (Protection) Act, 1972.

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands UT
Andhra Pradesh1
Arunachal Pradesh1
Assam1222511
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh
Dadra & Nagar Haveli UT
Daman & Diu UT
Delhi
Goa151
Gujarat
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir UT
Jharkhand
Karnataka111132191572
Kerala3113411314384
Ladakh UT
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra12942
Manipur
Meghalaya112
Mizoram
Nagaland21
Odisha
Puducherry UT
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim1
Tamil Nadu11
Tripura11
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand
West Bengal
Total321261010194726187

Grass spp., Cyrtococcum trigonum, Stenotaphrum secundatum, Polytrias indica (Poaceae).

Key Reference:
Nitin, R., V. C. Balakrishnan, P. V. Churi, S. Kalesh, S. Prakash, and K. Kunte. 2018. Larval host plants of the butterflies of the Western Ghats, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa, 10(4): 11495–11550.

For the complete list of larval host plants of Indian butterflies, see the page on larval host plants.

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Aeromachus pygmaeus (Fabricius, 1775) – Pygmy Scrub Hopper. In Kunte, K., S. Sondhi, and P. Roy (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 4.12. Published by the Indian Foundation for Butterflies. URL: https://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/aeromachus-pygmaeus, accessed 2024/06/17.