Belenois aurota (Fabricius, 1793) - Pioneer

Subspecies in India

(1) Belenois aurota aurota (Fabricius, 1793) – Indian Pioneer

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 Pradesh42335121
Arunachal Pradesh
Assam
Bihar
Chandigarh1
Chhattisgarh7
Dadra & Nagar Haveli UT1
Daman & Diu UT
Delhi571013111
Goa
Gujarat14418241111
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh1
Jammu and Kashmir UT11
Jharkhand
Karnataka2552037301067134
Kerala3622132
Ladakh UT
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh33
Maharashtra2291171523891351
Manipur
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Puducherry UT
Punjab
Rajasthan111432
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu3144
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh29611
Uttarakhand3
West Bengal1111
Total475138698368272035259
Cadaba fruticosa (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000; Robinson et al. 2010), Capparis baducca (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000; Robinson et al. 2010), Capparis brevispina (Kalesh & Prakash 2015), Capparis decidua (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000; Robinson et al. 2010), Capparis divaricata (V.C. Balakrishnan pers. obs. 2017), Capparis pyrifolia (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000; Robinson et al. 2010), Capparis sepiaria (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000; Robinson et al. 2010), Capparis spinosa (Robinson et al. 2010), Capparis zeylanica (Kunte 2006; Robinson et al. 2010), Maerua cylindrocarpa (Robinson et al. 2010), Maerua oblongifolia (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000; Robinson et al. 2010) (Capparaceae). Jasminum multiflorum (Robinson et al. 2010) (Oleaceae).

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., M. Bhakare, and S. Kalluri 2022. Belenois aurota (Fabricius, 1793) – Pioneer. 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/belenois-aurota, accessed 2022/11/27.