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 UT1121
Andhra Pradesh111223213
Arunachal Pradesh11111
Assam1164511415316
Bihar1
Chandigarh2
Chhattisgarh1132262481416
Dadra & Nagar Haveli UT
Daman & Diu UT
Delhi111731
Goa11
Gujarat3111112331
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh11
Jammu and Kashmir UT
Jharkhand2
Karnataka1212103722172131251417
Kerala25154144420647
Ladakh UT
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh71223
Maharashtra1413148107171830264140
Manipur
Meghalaya1
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha111
Puducherry UT
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim1
Tamil Nadu2121245145
Tripura611
Uttar Pradesh214111
Uttarakhand1
West Bengal3127548447104
Total3638444047585963124110100102
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 2022. Castalius rosimon (Fabricius, 1775) – Common Pierrot. 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/castalius-rosimon, accessed 2022/11/29.