Cephrenes acalle (Höpffer, 1874) - Plain Palm-Dart

Subspecies in India

(1) Cephrenes acalle oceanica (Mabille, 1904) – Variable Plain Palm-Dart
(2) Cephrenes acalle nicobarica Evans, 1932 – Nicobar Plain Palm-Dart
 

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 UT
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh111
Assam1211
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh1
Dadra & Nagar Haveli UT
Daman & Diu UT
Delhi
Goa1
Gujarat
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir UT
Jharkhand
Karnataka1112
Kerala1111164
Ladakh UT
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra111
Manipur
Meghalaya1
Mizoram
Nagaland1
Odisha
Puducherry UT
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim1
Tamil Nadu1
Tripura6211
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand1
West Bengal31123
Total113211242471911
Cocos nucifera (Robinson et al. 2010; Kalesh & Prakash 2009b), Borassus flabellifer (Kalesh & Prakash 2009b) (Arecaceae).

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

Anonymous 2022. Cephrenes acalle (Höpffer, 1874) – Plain Palm-Dart. 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/cephrenes-acalle, accessed 2022/11/27.