Celaenorrhinus ambareesa (Moore, [1866]) - Dakhan Spotted Flat

Subspecies in India

No subspecies are listed under this species. It is also known as the Malabar Spotted Flat.

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

This species was described from Sikkim and is historically known from the Himalaya east- and southeastward to S. China, Indo-China all the way to deep SE Asia. The sightings from Kerala are the first records of this species from the Western Ghats, which represent a range extension.
StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh
Assam
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi
Goa
Gujarat
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir UT
Jharkhand
Karnataka111
Kerala1111
Ladakh UT
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh12
Maharashtra53311353747192
Manipur
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu11
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand
West Bengal1
Total545124537502141
Eranthemum purpurascens (Bell 1923a; Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000), Eranthemum roseum (Bell 1923a; Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000), Strobilanthes ciliata (Kalesh & Prakash 2015), Strobilanthes callosus (Davidson et al. 1897; Swinhoe 1913; Bell 1923a; Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000; Robinson et al. 2010) (Acanthaceae).

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.

 

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Evans, W.H. 1932. The Identification of Indian butterflies. 2nd edn. Bombay Natural History Society, Mumbai, 454pp.
Evans, W.H. 1949. A Catalogue of the Hesperiidae from Europe, Asia and Australia in the British Museum (Natural History). British Museum (Natural History), London, 502pp.
Smith, C. 1989. Butterflies of Nepal (Central Himalaya). Tecpress Service L.P., Bangkok, 352pp.
Smith, C. 2006. Illustrated Checklist of Nepal's Butterflies. 2nd, revised edn. Walden Book House, Kathmandu, 129pp.

Page citation

Anonymous 2022. Celaenorrhinus ambareesa (Moore, [1866]) – Dakhan Spotted Flat. 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/celaenorrhinus-ambareesa, accessed 2022/08/09.