Appias indra (Moore, [1858]) - Plain Puffin

Subspecies in India

(1) Appias indra indra (Moore, [1858]) – Himalayan Plain Puffin
(2) Appias indra shiva (Swinhoe, 1885) – Sahyadri Plain Puffin

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

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  The subspecies shiva is legally protected in India under Schedule II of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972.
 
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Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh1
Arunachal Pradesh111
Assam421
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi
Goa11
Gujarat
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir UT
Jharkhand
Karnataka1221
Kerala131315
Ladakh UT
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra113111151814
Manipur
Meghalaya123
Mizoram
Nagaland11
Odisha
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim4111
Tamil Nadu1
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand
West Bengal
Total138476425112321
Drypetes oblongifolia (Kunte 2006; Robinson et al. 2010), Putranjiva roxburghii (Kunte 2006; Robinson et al. 2010) (Putranjivaceae).

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 indra (Moore, [1858]) – Plain Puffin. 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-indra, accessed 2022/08/20.