Castalius rosimon (Fabricius, 1775) - Common Pierrot

Subspecies in India

(1) Castalius rosimon rosimon (Fabricius, 1775) – Continental Common Pierrot
(2) Castalius rosimon alarbus Fruhstorfer, 1922 – Andaman Common Pierrot

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

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The subspecies alarbus is legally protected in India under Schedule I of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972.
 
StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands UT11211
Andhra Pradesh111223214
Arunachal Pradesh11121
Assam1164511415316
Bihar1
Chandigarh2
Chhattisgarh1252272481416
Dadra & Nagar Haveli UT
Daman & Diu UT
Delhi1117311
Goa1111
Gujarat3111112331
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh11
Jammu and Kashmir UT
Jharkhand21
Karnataka1514115826242533301518
Kerala35154144420648
Ladakh UT
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh171323
Maharashtra30131491310273033274341
Manipur
Meghalaya1
Mizoram1
Nagaland
Odisha1111
Puducherry UT
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim11
Tamil Nadu31212245256
Tripura611
Uttar Pradesh214111
Uttarakhand1
West Bengal3138548447115
Total5741474654667979131118107109
Ziziphus jujuba (Davidson et al. 1896; Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000), Ziziphus oenopolia (P. Churi pers. obs. 2017), Ziziphus rugosa (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000), Ziziphus xylopyrus (P. Churi pers. obs. 2017) (Rhamnaceae).

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. P. Das, R. Lovalekar, S. Debnath, and R. P. Mahajan 2024. Castalius rosimon (Fabricius, 1775) – Common Pierrot. In Kunte, K., S. Sondhi, and P. Roy (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 4.12. Published by the Indian Foundation for Butterflies. URL: https://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/castalius-rosimon, accessed 2024/02/22.