Catopsilia pyranthe (Linnaeus, 1758) - Mottled Emigrant

Subspecies in India

(1) Catopsilia pyranthe pyranthe (Linnaeus, 1758) – Oriental Mottled 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 Islands1111
Andhra Pradesh116233
Arunachal Pradesh2
Assam11111222
Bihar1
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh1124412671
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi216174
Goa
Gujarat112112059
Haryana1
Himachal Pradesh1
Jammu and Kashmir UT1
Jharkhand1
Karnataka1123111712331123163
Kerala4941721
Ladakh UT
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh211131
Maharashtra414345912331355
Manipur
Meghalaya
Mizoram1
Nagaland11
Odisha
Pondicherry
Punjab2
Rajasthan1111
Sikkim1
Tamil Nadu11323252
Tripura291
Uttar Pradesh1231177
Uttarakhand11196
West Bengal5312141137
Total124102036465783105785823
Fabaceae (Robinson et al. 2010), Senna auriculata (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000; Robinson et al. 2010), Cassia fistula (Robinson et al. 2010), Cassia javanica (Robinson et al. 2010), Senna tora (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000), Ormocarpum cochinchinense (Robinson et al. 2010), Senna obtusifolia (Robinson et al. 2010), Senna occidentalis (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000; Robinson et al. 2010), Senna sophera (Robinson et al. 2010), Senna sulfurea (Robinson et al. 2010), Sesbania (Robinson et al. 2010), Sesbania bispinosa (Robinson et al. 2010), Sesbania grandiflora (Robinson et al. 2010), Sesbania sesban (Robinson et al. 2010) (Fabaceae). Gnidia glauca (Kunte 2006) (Thymelaeaceae).

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 & S. Debnath 2022. Catopsilia pyranthe (Linnaeus, 1758) – Mottled Emigrant. 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/catopsilia-pyranthe, accessed 2022/08/11.