Appias libythea (Fabricius, 1775) - Western Striped Albatross

Subspecies in India

No subspecies are listed under this species.

  This species is legally protected in India under Schedule IV of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972.
 

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  This species is legally protected in India under Schedule IV of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972.
 
StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands UT
Andhra Pradesh1
Arunachal Pradesh
Assam
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh
Dadra & Nagar Haveli UT
Daman & Diu UT
Delhi342
Goa
Gujarat13
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir UT
Jharkhand
Karnataka3921
Kerala42131
Ladakh UT
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh1
Maharashtra231452751942131517
Manipur
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Puducherry UT
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu11222
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand
West Bengal112
Total2316531182757222122
Capparis brevispina (Kalesh & Prakash 2015), Capparis cleghornii (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000; Robinson et al. 2010), Capparis roxburghii (Robinson et al. 2010), Capparis sepiaria (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000; Robinson et al. 2010), Capparis zeylanica (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000; Robinson et al. 2010), Crateva adansonii (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000; Robinson et al. 2010), Crateva religiosa (Robinson et al. 2010) (Capparaceae). Cleome rutidosperma var. burmannii (Kalesh & Prakash 2015) (Cleomaceae).
 
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 libythea (Fabricius, 1775) – Western Striped 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-libythea, accessed 2022/11/29.