Appias lyncida (Cramer, [1777]) - Chocolate Albatross

Subspecies in India

(1) Appias lyncida latifasciata Moore, 1881 – Sahyadri Chocolate Albatross
(2) Appias lyncida eleonora (Boisduval, 1836) – Indo-Chinese Chocolate Albatross
(3) Appias lyncida nicobarica Moore, 1905 – Car Nicobar Chocolate Albatross
(4) Appias lyncida galbana Fruhstorfer, 1910 – South Nicobar Chocolate Albatross

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

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

  The subspecies latifasciata is legally protected in India under Schedule II of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972.
 
StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands1
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh7231142
Assam3162114623
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh1
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi
Goa
Gujarat
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir UT
Jharkhand
Karnataka111
Kerala222211546222
Ladakh UT
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra51112336102
Manipur1
Meghalaya18212
Mizoram1
Nagaland1211
Odisha
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim1411
Tamil Nadu
Tripura111126
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand
West Bengal14
Total331102213181691526208
Appias lyncida latifasciata - Brassica oleracea (Robinson et al. 2010), Rorippa indica (Robinson et al. 2010) (Brassicaceae). Capparis baducca (Robinson et al. 2010), Capparis cleghornii (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000), Capparis micracantha (Robinson et al. 2010), Capparis roxburghii (Robinson et al. 2010), Capparis zeylanica (Robinson et al. 2010), Crateva religiosa (Robinson et al. 2010) (Capparaceae). Gymnosporia (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000) (Celastraceae). Cleome spinosa (Robinson et al. 2010) (Cleomaceae). Bombax ceiba (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000) (Bombacaceae). Homonoia riparia (V.C. Balakrishnan pers. obs. 2017) (Euphorbiaceae).


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

Saji. K., R. Lovalekar, P. Churi, Manoj P., S. Debnath and Anju V 2022. Appias lyncida (Cramer, [1777]) – Chocolate 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-lyncida, accessed 2022/08/11.