Catopsilia pomona (Fabricius, 1775) - Lemon Emigrant

Subspecies in India

(1) Catopsilia pomona pomona (Fabricius, 1775) – Oriental Lemon Emigrant. This is also known as the Common Emigrant.

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 UT241
Andhra Pradesh1211233333
Arunachal Pradesh
Assam5131421111211
Bihar1
Chandigarh1
Chhattisgarh311033696510112
Dadra & Nagar Haveli UT
Daman & Diu UT
Delhi643218111
Goa1
Gujarat32338221
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh1131
Jammu and Kashmir UT341
Jharkhand
Karnataka6918152550261021322012
Kerala2444101041011144
Ladakh UT
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh731241673
Maharashtra33131551336242541294125
Manipur1
Meghalaya5
Mizoram
Nagaland11
Odisha
Puducherry UT1
Punjab21
Rajasthan11122
Sikkim11
Tamil Nadu11313142313
Tripura12
Uttar Pradesh17423131
Uttarakhand23131
West Bengal3124313211472
Total5732576675123108841448510360

Bauhinia racemosa, Butea monosperma, Cassia spp., Cassia fistula, Cassia javanica (=Cassia renigera), Cassia roxburghii, Dalbergia latifolia, Senna alata, Senna occidentalis, Senna siamea, Senna tora, Sesbania grandiflora (Fabaceae).

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(4): 11495–11550.

For the complete list of larval host plants of Indian butterflies, see the page on larval host plants.

Page citation

Saji K. 2024. Catopsilia pomona (Fabricius, 1775) – Lemon Emigrant. 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/catopsilia-pomona, accessed 2024/06/24.