Appias albina (Boisduval, 1836) - Common Albatross

Subspecies in India

(1) Appias albina swinhoei (Moore, [1905]) – Sahyadri Common Albatross
(2) Appias albina darada (C. & R. Felder, [1865]) – Sylhet Common Albatross

  The subspecies darada is legally protected in India under Schedule II of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972.
 

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  The subspecies darada is legally protected in India under Schedule II of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972.
 
StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands121
Andhra Pradesh3
Arunachal Pradesh1
Assam211
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi
Goa
Gujarat
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir UT
Jharkhand
Karnataka2581312111226
Kerala37211643
Ladakh UT
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra81512111610
Manipur
Meghalaya12
Mizoram1
Nagaland
Odisha
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim1
Tamil Nadu1111417
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand
West Bengal
Total4822105837613232020
Crateva (Robinson et al. 2010), Crateva religiosa (Nair 2007) (Capparaceae). Drypetes oblongifolia (Kunte 2006; Robinson et al. 2010), Putranjiva roxburghii (Kunte 2006). Drypetes venusta (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000; Robinson et al. 2010) (Putranjivaceae). Another subspecies name, the NE Indian Appias albina darada (C. & R. Felder, [1865]), has sometimes been applied to the Western Ghats populations.

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, 10:11495–11550.

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

 

Page citation

Anonymous 2022. Appias albina (Boisduval, 1836) – Common Albatross. In Kunte, K., S. Sondhi, and P. Roy (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 3.06. Published by the Indian Foundation for Butterflies. URL: https://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/appias-albina, accessed 2022/08/12.